2018 IGF Filmmaker Sustainability Funding Awardee



The birth of Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang's first child was a life changing experience that caused her to become interested in ucovering the untold history of China's One-Child policy for the generations of mothers and children whose lives have been forever changed by this haphazard, draconian governmental social experiment.


Nanfu Wang is an award-winning filmmaker based in New York City. Her latest feature documentary I Am Another You premiered at SXSW 2017 in the documentary feature competition. Her feature debut Hooligan Sparrow was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award® for best documentary feature. After its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2016, Hooligan Sparrow opened theatrically across North America and was later released on POV, Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes. It has won over twenty awards internationally including a Cinema Eye Honor, a George Polk Award, and the Truer than Fiction Award at the Independent Spirit Awards. Wang was honored by the IDA with the 2016 Emerging Filmmaker Award.