Jennifer Crystal Chien
Jennifer crystal chien

Jennifer Crystal Chien is a documentary filmmaker and the co-founder of Re-Present Media, a nonprofit advocating for personal storytelling from underrepresented communities in documentary film and nonfiction media. Her films feature the personal stories of immigrants and people of color and have screened at film festivals nationally. She is a recipient of the Center for Cultural Innovation’s CALI Catalyst award for creating greater equity in documentary film and was previously awarded the Investing in Artists grant for artistic innovation. In 2022, she was named one of DOC NYC’s Documentary New Leaders. Previously, she worked as a Production Manager for films for PBS broadcast and appearing at Sundance Film Festival, including The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution and Freedom Summer. She has an MFA in Social Documentary Film from the School of Visual Arts.