Emily Chao

Lecturer, Film and Digital Media
Research Interests: 

Emily Chao is a filmmaker and independent curator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her ongoing series of diverse, short-form nonfiction films focus primarily on identity and diaspora, history and representation, and the interaction between space and memory. Her films have won festival awards and have shown locally and internationally, including the Viennale, Asian Film Festival Berlin, REDCAT, Helsinki Festival, SFMOMA, and BAMPFA. She is a co-programmer of Light Field, an international exhibition of recent and historical moving image art on celluloid, held at The Lab in San Francisco and a founding member of Black Hole Collective Film Lab in Oakland, CA. She is from San Jose, California and earned her MFA in Film/Video at the California Institute of the Arts. She graduated from the Film and Digital Media department at UCSC in 2011

Teaching Interests: 

Teaching Fall Quarter 2019: FILM 176, Experimental Video Workshop