Jessica Kingdon Director & Producer

Jessica Kingdon is a Chinese-American director/producer named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine and selected for the 2020 DOC NYC 40 Under 40 list. Her first documentary feature, Ascension (2021), won a nomination at the 94th Academy Awards in the Best Documentary Feature category as well as Best Documentary at the Tribeca Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival. The film has received nominations from the DGA Awards, Spirit Awards, the Gotham and the International Documentary Association along with five Cinema Eye nominations and six Critic’s Choice nominations. Her award-winning Vimeo Staff Pick short, Commodity City (2017) played at over 50 film festivals. She co-directed the short It’s Coming! (2020), and Routine Island (2019). Her work has been supported by organizations including SFFILM, Chicken & Egg, Cinereach, Sundance, Field of Vision, and Firelight Media.

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