Cinema is the highest form of artistic expression. After devoting six years of my life to film, I can say with absolute confidence that it is the perfect way for me to channel my emotions and thoughts. I have an unwavering passion for the craft!
Christian Lee is an internationally recognized teen filmmaker. His work has been selected at ten renowned film festivals, including the All American High School Film Festival, the world’s largest and most prestigious high school film competition. Chosen out of hundreds of submissions from 38 different countries and over 100 official selections, Will I Die Because I Am Black? was one of five finalists for Best PSA at the Our Voices Film Festival. At the Revolution Me Film Festival, his documentary, Scene from a Suburban Teen, was nominated for Best High School Experimental Film and Best Director in the same category. His directorial debut, A Bittersweet Feeling, was one of 25 shorts selected out of 700 submissions from 74 different countries for the KiDz HuB Regional Film Festival. Aside from filmmaking, Christian is a prolific photographer and writer.
Official Selection
Will I Die Because I Am Black?
Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival
Halifax, Nova Scotia
2020
Finalist
Will I Die Because I Am Black?
Our Voices Film Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia
2020
Official Selection
Will I Die Because I Am Black?
Newark International FIlm Festival
Newark, New Jersey
2020
Official Selection
Yesterday’s Fine
Newark International Film Festival
Newark, New Jersey
2020
Official Selection
scene from a suburban teen
Newark International Film Festival
Newark, New Jersey
2020
Official Selection, Nominated for Best High School Experimental Film and Best Director for High School Experimental Film
scene from a suburban teen
Revolution Me Film Festival
Brooklyn, New York
2020
Official Selection
the way of grace
Newark International Film Festival
Newark, New Jersey
2020
Nominated for Best Podcast
On Indie Cinema (Cultural Landmarks): Killer of Sheep/Chan is Missing
All American High School Film Festival
New York City
2020
Official Selection
On Indie Cinema (Cultural Landmarks): Killer of Sheep/Chan is Missing
All American High School Film Festival
New York City
2020
Official Selection
Glimpses of Germany and France
Newark International Film Festival
Newark, New Jersey
2020
Official Selection
A Dark Afternoon (a short film made in quarantine)
Newark International Film Festival
Newark, New Jersey
2020
Official Selection
A Bittersweet Feeling
KiDz HuB Regional Film Festival
Old Bridge, New Jersey
2018
Official Selection
Yesterday’s Fine
Lift-Off Global Network Sessions 2020
Official Selection
Serenity
Our Voices Film Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Official Selection
Yesterday’s Fine
Our Voices Film Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Official Selection
Lost Hope
Our Voices Film Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Official Selection
Lost Hope
Lift-Off Global Network
Official Selection
Lost Hope
South Georgian Bay Film Festival
Ontario, Canada
Official Selection
A Bittersweet Feeling
First-Time Filmmakers Sessions
Semi-Finalist
A Bittersweet Feeling
Newark IFF Youth Festival
Newark, New Jersey
Official Selection
Glimpses of Germany and France
Our Voices Film Festival
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
-Stylish characteristics of Christian’s films include long, uninterrupted takes and extensive dialogue.
-Christian has served as the SOLE crew member on all of his films.
-All of Christian’s shorts are dramatic works.
Cinema is the highest form of artistic expression. After devoting six years of my life to film, I can say with absolute confidence that it is the perfect way for me to channel my emotions and thoughts. I have an unwavering passion for the craft!