Speaker Tiffany Hsiung

Speaker Tiffany Hsiung


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Tiffany Hsiung

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Golden Nugget Productions

Tiffany Hsiung is a Peabody award-winning filmmaker based  in Toronto, Canada. She is a two-time Canadian Screen Award winner and one of DOC NYC’s 40 under 40. 

In 2018, Tiffany received the prestigious Peabody award for her debut feature ‘The Apology’ (2016) (Produced by the National  Film Board of Canada) along with the DuPont Columbia Award,  the Allan King Memorial Award and over 15 international awards that include Best World Documentary at The Busan International Film Festival (Asia’s largest film festival) after an astounding world premiere at Hot Docs. 

‘Sing Me a Lullaby’ (2020) earned Hsiung her second Canadian Screen Award, along with the Oscar qualifying Grand Jury Prize at DOC NYC and Toronto International Film  Festival ‘Share Her Journey Short Cuts Award’ (during the world premiere at TIFF). The film went on to win The  Directors Guild of Canada Best Short Film Award, Guangzhou International Documentary Festival Best  International Short, the Audience Award and Best of Festival at the annual Women in Film and Television  Showcase. It was also selected as TIFF Canada’s Top Ten Films of 2020. 

Harnessing her passion for both fiction and non-fiction storytelling, Hsiung was commissioned by the  National Film Board of Canada to make ‘The Bassinet’ (2019) a hybrid short and co-created the digital  interactive documentary ‘The Space We Hold’ (2017) which took home a Canadian Screen Award, a  Peabody Futures of Media Award and was nominated for a Webby. 

Recently, Hsiung made a splash into scripted series, directing her first episodic show for the Emmy  award winning Sinking Ship Entertainment, Dino Dana’ (2018), being invited to be a director observer  for the award winning show ‘Kim’s Convenience’, and directing the season finale for the new YouTube  original production web series ‘Lockdown’ (2020). As the pandemic narrative unfolded, Hsiung released  ‘Until Further Notice’ (2021), commissioned by the CBC, which was filmed throughout the first  lockdown in Ontario. It premiered at Hot Docs 2021 and is now distributed by Conde Nast and The New  Yorker. 

After being selected as one of 8 directors to participate in the Netflix-sponsored Academy Women  Directors’ Program, Hsiung was also chosen to participate in the 2021 TIFF filmmakers lab for her  upcoming scripted feature ‘Sing Me a Lullaby’.  

Hsiung’s work has screened all around the world, theatrically released and distributed in Canada, US,  Korea and China. Her films have been internationally broadcasted by PBS/POV, and worldwide by Al  Jazeera and The New Yorker. 

In an effort to build and foster transformative change that will strengthen the BIPOC community in the  film industry, Hsiung sits on the boards of DOC Canada, Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario), and HOT  DOCS. She is also a member of the National BIPOC committee for the Directors Guild of Canada. 

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