Born in Madrid, and raised in Maryland, Christina YR Lim is a Korean–American writer/director who explores the Asian diaspora through fish-out-of-water, genre-bending stories. Lim began in theatre, working with various companies including the Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, and East West Players. Christina then turned to filmmaking, earning her MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in directing and screenwriting.
Her films have been screened at multiple film festivals including Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival, RiverRun, Cinequest, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, and CAAMFest. She co-directed SAMIR, a feature film, funded and distributed by Warner Bros., which premiered at Heartland Int. Film Festival. She has also directed films in Shanghai and Beijing and is an alumnus of Yale’s directing fellowship.
As a writer, Lim won SeriesFest's Women’s Writing Competition garnering her a development deal with Kyra Sedgwick's production company, Big Swing Productions. Her scripts have been placed in the Academy Nicholl's Fellowship, the Bluecat Screenplay Competition, and The Script Lab, among others. Her script, GYOPO placed top 50 for The Launch Pad, in the finals for the Wescreenplay Diverse Voices, and was an official selection on The Red List.
Recently, Lim was a fellow of the Black List x Women in Film Feature Residency and Cine Qua Non's Storylines lab. Her first feature film as an auteur, B-SIDE: FOR TAYLOR is set to release in 2024.https://www.christinayrlim.com/