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King Lu is a Humanitas Prize-winning filmmaker from Atlanta, Georgia. After studying philosophy and economics at Duke University, he attended the Columbia University Film MFA program in screenwriting and directing.

His screenplay "From June to July," a Chinese American epic, was awarded the 2020 Humanitas College Drama Fellowship. His films have played at festivals around the United States, and "Wanda's Grave" won Best Short Film at the Golden Door International Film Festival. His short film "Christmas in America" played at CAAMfest, San Diego Asian Film Festival, and Xfinity TV on Demand in 2016.

King is an alumnus of Visual Communication's Armed with a Camera fellowship and the Telluride Student Symposium. He teaches filmmaking to undergraduates at Emerson College, and also teaches high school students at Columbia University's High School Program, RISD's Young Artist program, and Class+. He is currently in development on his first feature film, "The Civilian."



B.A., Duke University
M.F.A., Columbia University