James Choi is a prolific, award-winning filmmaker with over a decade of film industry experience in Los Angeles having worked in representation (Innovative Artists and The Firm), production (Sarkissian Productions, Rush Hour) and digital media (Ifilm.com/MTV Networks).
As an independent producer, James has produced two feature films from first time directors that have premiered at SXSW — “Made in China” which won the Grand Jury Prize and distributed by IFC Films and “Saint Frances” which will make it’s world premiere at SXSW in 2019.
James was selected as one of Newcity’s Film 50 Leaders of Chicago’s film culture of 2018. Having been in the forefront of the micro independent film movement in the last decade, James has produced and directed numerous films that have screened widely all around the world, winning awards and receiving distribution.
Mr. Choi is based out of Chicago and teaches film at DePaul University’s School of Cinematic Arts.
BIFF 2019 Film Submission
BIFF 2018 Film Submission