Crystal Wong is an Emmy-nominated journalist, documentary producer and cinematographer. Born into the Handover period of Hong Kong, her identity is, likewise, fluid and in question.

After graduating from the journalism school at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, she relocated to New York City to gain experience in video production. She established herself as a freelance filmmaker by the time she returned to Hong Kong to document the city’s biggest protests in history.

She developed a strong interest in long-form documentaries after being an assistant director for an independent documentary, Faceless, which had been screened at various festivals including the Busan International Film Festival 2021. She is currently directing a long-term project addressing the evolving identity of Hongkongers and the Hong Kong diaspora.

Crystal currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, the United States. She welcomes any type of visual and journalism projects.



  • Hot Docs Film Festival 2021
  • Busan International Film Festival 2021
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2021
  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2021
  • Hawai‘i International Film Festival 2021

Imagined Ruins

  • Rockaway Film Festival 2021

Awards & Recognition:


  • Nominee of BAFTA TV Awards, Current Affairs
  • Nominee of Peabody Awards, News
  • Grantee of IWMF Fund for Women Journalists


  • Winner of The Webby Awards, People's Voice Award in Video News & Politics (Video Series & Channels)
  • Nominee of The News & Documentary Emmy Awards for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newscast


  • Winner of the Ippies Journalism Awards, Best Video



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