Kunsang Kyirong is a Canadian filmmaker and animator. Her work draws upon the experience of immigration. Through a hybrid method that integrates documentary elements within fictionalized narratives, she investigates personal relationships within the Tibetan diaspora. Her films use an observational style centered in community members’ natural environments. Her work has screened at festivals such as  Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Vancouver International Film Festival, Ottawa International Animation Festival, and Dharamshala International Film Festival.
                                  


Dhulpa (2022)



Resettement Drawings (2021)
                                    
 

Yarlung (2020)


Education

2021     MFA Candidate, Film Production, York University, Toronto
2020    BMA, 2D+Experimental Animation, Emily Carr University of Art+Design, Vancouver

Grants and Awards

2022    Grand Prix Special Mention, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada)
2022    Concept to Realization Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2021     York Graduate Scholarship
2021     Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2021     Filmmaker Assistance Program Grant, National Film Board
2021     Best International Animated Short, Golden Ger International Film Festival
2021     Research and Creation Grant, Canada Council for the Arts
2021     Best Animation, Vancouver Short Film Festival (Canada)
2020    Catalyst Mentorship Program, Vancouver International Film Festival
2020    President's Media Award for Excellence, Best in 2D or Experimental                          
              Animation, Emily Carr University of Art+Design
2020    Prize Winner, Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada)
2020    Professional Development Grant, Canada Council for the Arts

Exhibitions/Screenings

2022    Dharamshala International Film Festival (India)
2022    Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada)
2022    Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada)
2022    Tricycle Magazine
2021     Golden Ger International Film Festival (Mongolia)
2021     Montreal Independent Film Festival (Canada)
2021     Vancouver Short Film Festival (Canada)
2020    Rear View Window Cinema with VIVO (Canada)
2020    Tricky Eyes at VIVO (Canada)
2020    Animation Feedback Film Festival (Canada)
2020    Animation Feedback Film Festival (US)
2020    Dharamshala International Film Festival (India)
2020    Ottawa International Animation Festival (Canada)
2018     Tibetan International Film Festival (India and Switzerland)
2015     The Dragon Academy


Distribution and Collections

2020    VIVO Media Arts Centre. Vancouver, Canada 

Press

2020    ‘Each time you tell the same story, it evolves’ Columbia Climate School
2020    Yarlung Emily Carr University of Art+Design


Contact me