Ling Lee

Ling Lee

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Film director. Editor. NFTS alumni :::: Ling Lee is an award-winning director and editor whose work focuses on human stories and crossover cultures. She has strong story telling skills and finds gentle ways of telling intimate stories.

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Ling's story

Ling Lee is an award-winning director and editor whose work focuses on human stories, crossover cultures and experimental film techniques. She is curious about people and is interested in finding gentle ways to convey their intimate stories.

After gaining an MA in Documentary Directing at the National Film & TV School she made films in the UK and abroad.

Ling’s work has been broadcast on Al Jazeera, BBC Scotland, Channel 4, ARTE/ZDF, VPRO, and screened at international film festivals. She has won a number of awards for her work including the One World Media Award for her film 'Miles Apart' and the Edinburgh EIFF Trailblazer Award for editing the feature-length documentary 'The Edge of Dreaming’ (Dir. Amy Hardie).

As Editor, she is best known for the epic Russian project called DAU (Dir. Ilya Permyakov and Ilya Krzhanovskiy) and most recently 'The Hermit of Treig' (Dir. Lizzie MacKenzie).

As a Director, she made films in the UK and abroad including 'Miles Apart' ,and 'Balancing A Dream' (Al Jazeera, both of which are stories about individuals struggling with the effects of change in modern China.

Her latest film 'The Black Veil' which she directed and edited explores the challenges being a non-binary person and is currently on BBC iPlayer.

Ling is currently based in Edinburgh.

Please check her website for full overview.


2011 - Miles Apart (Director, Producer, Camera)
One World Media Award (Best Film, Student Category)

2011 - My Favourite Supermarket (Director, Producer, Camera) Portugal CineEco,
Environmental Education Award Ciencia Viva (Best Film)

2011 - Himalayan Sisters (Editor) Underwire Film Festival (Best Editing)

2010 - The Edge of Dreaming (Editor) Trailblazer Edinburgh Film Festival (Best Editing)

2008 - What I Have Left of You (Writer, Director, Producer, Editor)
RTS Scottish Students on Screen (Best Film, Experimental)