Jiayan "Jenny" Shi is a Chicago-based documentary filmmaker and video journalist who is passionate about social justice issues regarding people of color. Her debut documentary "Finding Yingying" (MTV Documentary Films) premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and won the Special Jury Recognition for Breakthrough Voice. The film has since garnered awards worldwide including a China Academy Award of Documentary Films. Jenny has also worked on several projects as a researcher, digital content editor and translator including the ITVS co-produced web series "Pulling The Thread" and the Oscar-winning documentary "American Factory". Jenny is a graduate of Kartemquin's Diverse Voices In Docs program, a TFI Network alum, a fellow of the Inaugural Women at Sundance Adobe Fellowship and a DOC NYC "40 Under 40" filmmaker. She was named as one of the "20 Rising Women Directors You Need to Know in 2020" by IndieWire.
Films by Jiayan "Jenny" Shi
- Finding Yingying 2020
- Director/Producer/Cinematographer, Producers, Translation