Kunao Yan is a writer-director born in Baoding, China. He received his BFA in Screenwriting from Communication University of China and his MFA in Directing from Columbia University School of the Arts. His work features people's relationships along with psychological and spiritual feelings in a subtle and authentic way.
His short film, Summer Swing, was shortlisted for the 59th Semaine de la Critique Cannes Film Festival, and premiered at the 23rd Shanghai international Film Festival. His latest short film, Before Leaving, was acquired by Italian distributor Lights On, and selected to Sundance Ignite Adobe Fellowship Finalist, premiered at Tenerife Shorts Film Festival.
His first feature, Eight to Nine O’clock, is in post-production.