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Angela Chen is a director born and raised in the heart of Texas with family roots in Taiwan and China. Her films have won numerous awards and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, and more. Angela’s current narrative feature is the recipient of the Russo Brothers’ AGBO Films and AFI’s Development Grant. She was an Armed with a Camera Fellow at Visual Communications and a recipient of the ITVS Diversity Development Fund

In 2016, she was contracted as a writer/director with Turner Broadcasting’s SUPER DELUXE and formerly as a producer/director at in San Francisco where she created and hosted the program BAMM WoW that was distributed internationally. In 2017, she directed her first commercial with AUDI in New York on pay equality.

Angela is a graduate from the Directing program at the prestigious American Film Institute Conservatory and studied Film at the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently developing two features and a comedy series while collaborating with a variety of artists and filmmakers on commercials and art projects.

Based in Los Angeles,CA
Available to travel and work internationally.


MFA in Directing, American Film Institute Conservatory
B.S. in Radio-Television-Film, The University of Texas at Austin
Minor in Asian American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin


DEADLINE: AFI & Russo Brothers’ AGBO Films Partner For Inaugural Development Grant

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Selected Honors & Awards  

  • RECIPIENT, AGBO/AFI Development Grant

  • FELLOW, WIF Peer Mentorship

  • FELLOW, International Storytellers Lab, FV400 at the Castel Gandolfo, Italy

  • RECIPIENT, ITVS Diversity Development Fund,

  • FELLOW, Armed with a Camera at Visual Communications

  • RECIPIENT, Austin Film Society Grant

Selected Festivals

42nd Asian American International Film Festival - Excellence in Short Filmmaking Narrative Award (Our Home Here, Director/Writer)
Tribeca Film Festival
— Best Narrative Short Finalist (Cal Express, Producer/Editor)
SXSW — Best Narrative Short Finalist (Parachute Kids, Producer)
Austin Film Festival — Best Narrative Short Finalist (By Jude, Writer/Director)
U.Frame International —Best Narrative Short Finalist (By Jude, Writer/Director)
New Filmmakers - Best New Media Short Finalist (Parched Dreams, Writer/Director)


Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) [profile]
Film Independent Member [link]
Visual Communications [link]
Women in Film [link]
Crushing the Myth Speaker [link]


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