Chi Jang Yin

Associate Professor // Cinema Production, Interactive Media
School of Cinematic Arts
Chi Jang Yin

Bio and Research Information

An award-winning filmmaker, Chi Jang Yin is known for her experimental documentary, which comments on the effect of individuals intertwining with political and socioeconomic infrastructure. Yin’s expertise in experimental cinema, VR documentaries, Cinéma Vérité, and media and film studies informs a diverse body of work that is recognized internationally in galleries, exhibitions, and film festivals. Yin holds an MFA and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Yin’s films have been shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; European Media Arts Festival in Osnabrouck, Germany; Kasseler Dokumentarfilm-und Videofest, Germany; Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany; Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy; The Lazniz Centre for Contemporary Art, Poland; Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic; Toronto International Film Festival, Canada; Manchester Arts Centre, United Kingdom; The Contemporary Center of Art, Bulgaria; The Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; The Pacific Film Archive, The University of California-Berkeley; Los Angeles Film Festival, and Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, IDFA, The Netherlands. Yin was the nominee for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Her recent research and teaching examine the cultural foundations of Nuclear Discourse and US Gun Violence, focusing on the use and misuse of media to alternately shape bias and understanding. Awards: –Jury Choice Award, Thomas Edison Film Festival (formerly “Black Maria Film Festival”) –Winner of Best Film, Experimental Video Architecture at the Fiaticorti Film Festival, Italy –Nominated Film Award, Gdansk DocFilm Festival, Poland –Distinction Prize Award, Poland IN-OUT Film Festival, the Centre for Contemporary Art (Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej Laznia), Poland –Best Film on Architecture, Asolo Art Film Festival, Asolo, Italy –Second Grand Prize Award, Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH –Best of Film Festival, Thaw International Film and Digital Media Festival, Iowa City, IA –Finalist Award for Media Arts, Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL –Best Documentary Short, Georgetown Independent Film Festival, Washington, DC To learn more about Yin's research and teaching, visit

Research Area

Cinema Production, Interactive Media

Specific Research Area

Experimental Cinema, Experimental Documentary, Cinéma Vérité, VR documentary, Video Art, Media and Cinema Studies

Schedule for Fall 2024-2025

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