Vera Brunner-Sung

Vera Brunner-Sung

Vera Brunner-Sung

Associate Professor of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts

(614) 688-4685

1089 Drake Perf & Event Ctr
1849 Cannon Dr
Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Experimental filmmaking
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Narrative filmmaking


  • MFA California Institute of the Arts
  • BA Brown University

Vera Brunner-SungĀ 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 most recent short, Character, is distributed online via The New Yorker Documentary. In addition to making films, 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). A 2020 Sundance FilmTwo and 2015 Center for Asian American Media fellow, she is currently developing her second narrative feature.

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