A Berkeley-native of Chinese-Malaysian and Vietnamese heritage. Phang’s feature debut Half-Life premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and screened at numerous festivals domestically and internationally. Phang won the Gen Art Grand Jury Prize and the AAIFF Emerging Director Award for Half-Life, and was featured in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Indie Film in 2008. For her follow-up project, Look for Water, Phang was nominated for the 2008 Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant and was selected for the 2009 Sundance Screenwriters Lab. Jennifer Phang is a graduate of the MFA Directing program at the American Film Institute, where she received the Holleigh Bernson Memorial Award and the DreamWorks World Studio Foundation Scholarship.
Tribeca All Access® | 2009