Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders
Film office for Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders

Ling Lee

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Ling Lee

LING LEE is an award-winning self-shooting Director and Editor whose work focuses on human stories, crossover cultures, and experimental film techniques.

She is curious about people and is interested in finding gentle ways to convey their intimate stories.

Ling is also a Lecturer in Film and Moving Image for the MA Film Directing at Edinburgh College of Art.

Ling has lived and worked in various countries including Germany, UK, Italy, China and Argentina.

After gaining an MA in Documentary Directing at the National Film & TV School she made films in the UK and abroad.

Ling’s work has been broadcast on Al Jazeera, BBC Scotland, Channel 4, ARTE/ZDF, VPRO, and screened at international film festivals.

She won a number of awards - including the Edinburgh Film Festival Trailblazer Award, and also a One World Media Award.

As Editor, she is best known for ‘DAU. Degeneration’(Dir. Ilya Permyakov and Ilya Krzhanovskiy), 'Edge of Dreaming' (Dir. Amy Hardie'), and most recently 'The Hermit of Treig' (Dir. Lizzie MacKenzie).

As a Director, she made films in the UK and abroad including ‘Miles Apart’ and ‘Balancing A Dream’ for Al Jazeera, both of which are stories about individuals struggling with the effects of change in modern China.

Her previous film 'The Black Veil’ explores the challenges of being a non-binary person, a commission for BBC Scotland.

Surviving Translation is her latest documentary which explores the trauma and life-altering consequences of mistranslation.