SVA Film & Animation
FACULTY: Yunah Hong


As a teacher of filmmaking, I apply my life experiences as a former foreign student, filmmaker and parent in guiding my students with passion and commitment.

I seek to discover in the classroom each student’s interest, talent and creativity, and encourage each student’s unique vision and abilities. I’m determined to offer my students a creative and nurturing environment, and encourage and challenge students to experiment. I also expose my students to various art forms, world culture, art and film history in relation to the class curriculum and projects. In this way the students can apply their learning in other classes and continue to develop their projects and interests in their life and work.

B.F.A. in Applied Arts (1985), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

M.A. in Communication Arts (1987), New York Institute of Technology, New York, U.S.A.

Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words (2010): Documentary, 57 minutes.

Position: Producer, Writer, Editor and Director.

Between the Lines: Asian American Women’s Poetry (2001): Video documentary, 60 minutes.

Position: Producer, Researcher, Writer and Director

Becoming an Actress in New York (2000): MiniDV documentary. 40 minutes.

Position: Producer, and Director.

Monday (1998): A feature screenplay.

Position: Screen Writer.

Here Now (1995): 16 mm black and white film, drama, 32 min.

Position: Producer, Writer and Director.

A Day on Earth (1994): Video installation, videotape: 6:30 min.

Position: Camera, Producer and Director.

Through the Milky Way (1992): Video, Experimental narrative, 18:30 min.

Position: Producer, Writer and Director.

Memory/all echo (1990): Video, Experimental narrative, 27:30 min.

Position: Camera, Researcher, Producer and Director.

Between the Lines: Asian American Women’s Poetry: CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2002.

Becoming an Actress in New York: final Best Documentary nominee for 2001 a Media’s Ammy Award.

Here Now: Special Jury Prize, 2nd Seoul Short Film Festival, Seoul, Korea (1995)

Through the Milky Way: First Prize in Video Art, Tam Tam Int’l Video Festival, Rome, Italy (1992)

New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Grant (2004, 2002, 1999, 1995)

New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2000, 1992)


Center for Asian American Media’s Media Fund and James T. Yee Mentorship Award (2008, 2005)

Asian Women Giving Circle Grant (2011, 2009)

Tiger Baron Foundation Grant (2011)

Urban Artist Initiative Grant (2008)

Jerome Foundation Production Grant (2006, 1994)

Art Matters Fellowship (1995)

Media Alliance Media Arts Fellowship (1993)

CFD-1020 Introduction to Production I

CFD-1025 Introduction to Production II