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Derek Kwan is a creative storyteller working across visual mediums with a focus on food & culture, live experience, and digital design.

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Two Canadians in Amsterdam.



University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)

BA Communications Studies, minor Marketing | Lambda Pi Eta Honors


Keynote Speaker, Congress 2019CAIS/ACSI

UBC - Vancouver, BC (2019)

Co-Facilitator, Home Made Visible Workshop

Home Made Visible, Canada Council for the Arts

Vancouver Public Library (2019)

Speaker, Library and Archives Canada Summit

BAC/LAC - Ottawa, ON (2017)

Inspiration Talk and Film Screening, KEREDTALKS

VPL Inspiration Lab - Vancouver, BC (2016)



Telefilm 'Not Short on Talent' 2023, Short Film Corner - Cannes, FR

Director, 100 Days (2023)

Bell Media / BIPOC TV & Film Unscripted Producers Lab 2023

Netflix-BANFF Diversity of Voices Fellow 2022

Telefilm 'Not Short on Talent' 2022, Short Film Corner - Cannes, FR

Producer, MAUNDY (2022)

Reelworld E20 - Emerging 20 Canadian Filmmakers in 2021

Telefilm 'Not Short on Talent' 2019, Short Film Corner - Cannes, FR

Best Short Drama Program - Nominee - 2020 Leo Awards

Producer, Idols Never Die (2019)

Grand Jury Best Short Documentary - Me (2018)

Seattle Asian American Film Festival, 2019

Best Short Documentary - Me (2018)

DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon, 2019

CBC Development Workshop for Diverse Creators

Toronto, ON - CBC, 2016

Best Canadian Short, Best Documentary - Taste of Identity (2015)

Canada Shorts Film Festival, 2015

Derek Kwan is also an Actor based in Vancouver.

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