Karin Chien

dGenerate Films

Karin Chien is an independent producer and distributor committed to bold voices and innovative forms that help build radical practices of ethical filmmaking. In February 2020, Karin began a producing collaboration with Oscar-nominated Louverture Films. She is the recipient of the inaugural Cinereach Producing Award and the Piaget Producers Award. She is a four-time Film Independent Spirit Award nominee. Karin has produced 10 features, as well as interactive media and museum installations, all starring women and people of color, including CIRCUMSTANCE (Sundance 2011 Audience Award), THE EXPLODING GIRL (Berlinale 2009) and THE MOTEL (Sundance 2005). She is the president and co-founder of Art & Action, a global production company specializing in shoots in Europe and Asia, as well as the founder and president of dGenerate Films, the leading distributor of independent, contemporary Chinese cinema. dGenerate Films distributes 70 narrative and documentary films from mainland China. Karin is the residency director of the Nevada City Film Festival Filmmaker Residency program, the only artist residency to focus on creative producers in film. She currently teaches producing for Sundance Co//ab, she created the Center for Asian American Media Fellowship, and she advises for Film Independent’s Global Media Makers program.