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Vera Brunner-Sung

Vera Brunner-Sung

Vera Brunner-Sung

Associate Professor of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts


(614) 688-4685

458 Theatre, Film, and Media Arts Building
1932 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

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By appointment via Zoom

Areas of Expertise

  • Experimental filmmaking
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Narrative filmmaking


  • MFA California Institute of the Arts
  • BA Brown University

Vera Brunner-Sung is an award-winning filmmaker who uses experimental, documentary, and narrative techniques to explore the relationship between place and identity. Her work has shown at numerous festivals, museums, and galleries in the U.S. and abroad, including Sundance, Rotterdam, MoMA PS1, Whitney Museum, Filmfest Hamburg, Torino, San Francisco International Film Festival, Ann Arbor, CPH:DOX, Hamptons, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, and the San Diego Asian Film Festival. Her 2020 film Character is distributed online via The New Yorker Documentary and is a Vimeo Staff Pick. Brunner-Sung has programmed for the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and written for publications including Cinema Scope, Millennium Film Journal, and Sight & Sound; her chapter on site-specific art in documentary film appears in Documenting the Visual Arts (Routledge, 2019). She is a 2022 Sundance Institute Asian American Fellow, 2020 Sundance Institute FilmTwo Fellow, and 2015 Center for Asian American Media Fellow.

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