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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)


Reelworld 2021 Emerging 20

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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