Weiying Olivia Huang is an award winning documentary filmmaker. Her documentary ‘City as Canvas: Above the Free Walls’ won the Best Human Interest Documentary at the World Premiere Film Awards in 2020. The film, funded by a grant from the Cambridge Arts Council, was also nominated for ‘Best New England Film’ at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival, and was screened internationally as well over 10 other film festivals.
Her previous documentary, 2017’s ‘The Last Sacred Place of Poetry: Grolier Poetry Book Shop,’ has likewise been screened at many film festivals, as well as libraries and universities. In 2021 she received a second grant from the Cambridge Arts Council to fund her next documentary project.