is a director + writer based in London.



Yvonne Zhang is a British-Chinese director and writer who uses folklore, dream worlds and digital media to explore immigration, memory and loss.

Her short CARRION was a CAA MOEBIUS Showcase Official Selection and awarded finalist in the Shore Scripts and Screencraft Film Funds. CARRION won the Alfred P. Sloan Production Award and was executive produced by CAVIAR (The Rider, Sound of Metal, War Pony).

Yvonne completed her MFA in Directing at the American Film Institute where she was selected as a BAFTA US Scholar for two years running and was awarded the AFI David Geffen Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship and AAUW Fellowship.

Yvonne holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and a foundation in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London. She was raised by a fiery single mother who saw death in her dreams, and whose visions continue to haunt and inspire her work.


  • 2022 CARRION, New Orleans Film Festival Official Selection
  • 2022 CARRION, Official Selection for 7th Annual CAA MOEBIUS Showcase
  • 2022 SHORE, Camerimage International Film Festival, AFI Endorsement
  • 2022 SHORE, Student Academy Awards, AFI Selection
  • 2022 SHORE, Kodak/UFVF Cinematography Grant, AFI Selection
  • 2022 SHORE, Winner Best Experimental Film, Prisma Rome Independent Film Awards
  • 2021 CARRION, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Production Award
  • 2021 CARRION, Shore Scripts Top 5 Finalist
  • 2021 CARRION, Screencraft Semifinalist
  • 2019 BETTER RAINFALL, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, Intermedia Programme Solo Exhibition
  • 2019 NEVER ACTUALLY LOST (Editor), Underwire Film Festival, Nominated Best Editing
  • 2019 Encounters Film Festival, Widening the Lens 
  • 2018 Scottish Film Talent Network/BFI Network, Scottish Shorts
  • 2017 Edinburgh International Television Festival, The Network
  • 2017 HONEY, Cinepoems, 2nd Jury Prize