Li Lu- 2017 Film Grant Recipient

Film Category: Documentary

Li Lu is an award-winning filmmaker in Los Angeles, CA. She was born in Suzhou, China, and her family moved to the United States when she was five. Raised on all three coasts and graduating high school in Sugar Land, TX, Li received her BA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. “There Is a New World Somewhere”, her debut feature film, won three “Best Feature” awards at film festivals and was distributed theatrically and on demand in 2016. Her teleplay “Razorhurst” won the Skyway Film Festival’s Grand Jury Award for Best Teleplay, and her work has been profiled in the New York Times, IndieWIRE, Bitch Magazine, IMDb, and Flavorwire. A maker of both fiction and documentary films, she is focused on work that creates a positive social impact and defies stereotypes by expanding the representation of underrepresented minorities. You can view her work at

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