Vicky Du is a queer, Taiwanese-American filmmaker based in Berlin. Her short film GAYSIANS (Frameline, ’16) screened at 35+ film festivals around the world, had a public television broadcast on KQED, and was distributed to 1000+ middle and high school LGBTQ student groups. She directed and produced the Beijing episode of the nationally broadcast series ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (PBS, '20), and she was the Associate Producer of FREE SOLO (Oscar Winner, '19). Vicky has directed, produced and edited digital and broadcast short films for National Geographic, New York Times, History Channel, and The New Yorker.
She is currently in post production on LIGHT OF THE SETTING SUN, a feature documentary which examines the intergenerational trauma within her own Chinese-Taiwanese-American family. The film has been generously supported by ITVS, Center for Asian American Media, Sundance Institute, Hot Docs, Field of Vision, Chicken & Egg, Bay Area Video Coalition, Meerkat Media and Points North Institute.
Vicky has served as a juror for the Frameline Completion Fund, a pitch mentor for the CAAM Fellowship, a mentor for the POV Spark series OTHERLY, and a mentor for the Firelight Media series HOMEGROWN: FUTURE VISIONS. She has given guest talks at NYU Gallatin, Hartford College and UnionDocs, and she wrote about Rea Tajiri’s HISTORY AND MEMORY (1991), family, ghosts, and grief for Sentient.Art.Film.
Before moving to Berlin, Vicky spent over a decade building her filmmaking career in New York City. She was raised by Taiwanese parents in New Jersey and received a BA in Biological Anthropology from Columbia University. In a past life, she studied wild monkeys in Kenya and Puerto Rico.