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Oates Yinchao Wu

writer/ director/ editor Like Hope, Flying Trout and Swimming Vulture, Goodbye, My Big Cat, Behind the Bear's Eyes

Oates Yinchao Wu is a Chinese but US based writer-director and editor. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2015 with an MFA in Film Directing. Oates is an autobiographical filmmaker, and his work focuses on sexual identity, gender and race. He is especially interested in topics like the impact of socio-cultural background, fantasy vs. reality, and the nature of desire, shame and fear. Oates directed 4 short films and his work screened at festivals around the world, including Seattle International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Asian American International Film Festival, OutFest, Inside Out Film Festival, and more. In 2015 he was granted the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant. Additionally, Oates works as a programmer for various film festivals, including Slamdance Film Festival. 

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