Jessica Kingdon is a Chinese-American director/producer who was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine in 2017. Her short "Commodity City" shot in Yiwu, China is an observational documentary about the world’s largest wholesale mall. It has played at over 50 film festivals including IFF Rotterdam, True/False, Sheffield and Camden. Awards include Best Short Documentary at Ashland Film Festival, Most Promising Director at Ann Arbor Film Festival, Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Short Film at Hamptons International Film Festival, and it was shortlisted for the 2017 Cinema Eye Honors. Her upcoming feature film FANWEI is a SFFilm Doc Fund Finalist and participated in the 2017 Spotlight on Documentary IFP Film Week. Her residencies include the UnionDocs Lab and the Points North Institute Shortform Editing Residency.  She produced "The Waterslide" which premiered at the True/False film festival in 2018 and co-produced the feature film “Old Stone” which premiered at the Berlinale 2016 and won Best Canadian First Feature at TIFF 2016. She received her BA in Film Studies from Columbia University and her MA in Media Studies from The New School. She is a member of the Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective.


25 New Faces of Independent Film
Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective 

Contact: jessica.kingdon@gmail.com