Vicki Chau

2022

Vicki has emerged from her work as a curator and administrator to find her own poetic voice as a filmmaker. We look forward to seeing more work from this talented filmmaker!

– Emerging Artist adjudicators

Vicki Van Chau is a filmmaker and media artist based in Calgary. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with distinction in Media Arts & Digital Technologies from the Alberta University of the Arts. She was formerly the Programming Director at EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society where she co-founded the PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival. Vicki has produced and directed several award-winning short films that screened across Canada and internationally. As a second generation Chinese-Vietnamese Canadian, her short films mainly focus on the Asian diaspora experience. Her family and cultural identity has been a core inspiration in her artistic practice and helps her to promote the appreciation of both Chinese and Vietnamese culture through a uniquely Canadian perspective. She remains an active arts community member and has sat on the Board of Directors for the Untitled Art Society (now known as The Bows), EXPOSURE Photography Festival, Alberta Media Arts Alliance Society (AMAAS), and most recently, the Calgary Underground Film Festival (CUFF). Her contributions to the arts community were recognized through the AMAAS Spirit of Helen Award (2014), AUArts Horizon Alumni Award (2018) and the EMMEDIA Echo Award (2021).

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