Jih-E Peng

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Jih-E Peng is a Taiwanese filmmaker and photographer based in the United States.

Selected credits include THE LIGHT AND THE LITTLE GIRL (Toronto International Film Festival, BAM, BFI Future Film, Short of the Week), A PERIOD PIECE (SXSW), TOURISTS (Montclair Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, CAAM Film Festival), GOING PLACES (pilot selected for the 2017 Sundance New Voices Lab), and FAMILY GATHERING, starring Sharon Omi (Modern Family, Chicago Hope), Ken Narasaki (The Young and the Restless, Hawaii Five-O), and Keiko Agena (Gilmore Girls).

Nonfiction credits include JEANETTE LEE VS (ESPN 30 for 30), a feature length film entitled THE LIGHT OF THE SETTING SUN (in post-production, produced by Danielle Vega and funded by ITVS, CAAM, Sundance, and BAVC), and New York Times documentary 'I Just Simply Did What He Wanted' (front page of the Times 2018, 2019 Emmy nominee, 2019 Winner of a World Press Photo Award). Commercial and music video credits include work for Lake Street Dive, Roseanne Cash, Ally Bank, Thom Browne, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott, Advil, and more. Her photography work has won awards at the International Photography Awards.

Directing credits include MAY WE KNOW OUR OWN STRENGTH, an experimental documentary film depicting artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya’s work of the same name.

She is currently in development for her feature-length directorial debut, SALTWATER, which participated in IFP Week 2020, the IFP New Voices! Reading Series, and Cine Qua Non Lab.

She has taught cinematography and visual storytelling, both in special workshops and at the MFA level. She graduated from the American Film Institute's MFA program in cinematography and is a member of the ICFC, Sporas, A-Doc, and NYWIFT.