FIRST YEAR - NEW YORK
Eris Qian is a writer/director/producer based in New York City and considers herself a global nomad. Born and raised in China, she leverages her diasporic experience to tell stories about women who defy the norms in finding their place in the world. And her background in documentary feeds into the grounded world-building in her narrative work. Eris’s debut short film MOTHER TONGUE premiered at CAAMFest and screened at 15 prestigious festivals globally.
Her first feature PULLING SEEDLINGS was selected for 2021 Sundance x Women In Film Financing Strategy Intensive and the Mubi Wscripted Cannes Screenplay List. Her upcoming short LAST SHIP EAST won screenplay awards at LA Shorts and HollyShorts. Eris is also a Raindance Screenwriting Fellow and a member of the Stars Collective. As a natural multi-hyphenate, Eris holds MBA/MFA dual degrees from NYU's Stern and Tisch.