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Passionate about telling stories that probe beneath the surface, Janice Ahn elevates both the lyricism and grittiness of human experience. She works in narrative and documentary forms as director, producer, and writer.

Ahn's film NYU MFA thesis film Triangle won a Directors Guild of America Jury Award in the 16th… Read More
Passionate about telling stories that probe beneath the surface, Janice Ahn elevates both the lyricism and grittiness of human experience. She works in narrative and documentary forms as director, producer, and writer.

Ahn's film NYU MFA thesis film Triangle won a Directors Guild of America Jury Award in the 16th Annual DGA Student Film Awards. She wrote, directed, and produced the short, about a girl named Chelsea who waits for her turn to play the triangle at the end of Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.

Born in the Midwest and raised in California, Ahn resides in New York City. She currently teaches at Columbia University and the Fashion Institute of Technology.

New York University, Film MFA
Tisch School of the Arts Scholarship
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scholarship

New York University, Performance Studies MA

Stanford University, English MA, English BA
Art History minor
Phi Beta Kappa Read Less
  • Director, Producer
    Ogilvy / Eyepatch Productions — New York, NY, USA
  • Director, Producer
    Ogilvy Entertainment — New York, NY, USA
  • Director
    Textura Films — New York, NY, USA
  • Adjunct Professor
    Columbia University — New York, NY, USA
  • Adjunct Professor
    Fashion Institute of Technology — New York, NY, USA
  • Adjunct Professor
    School of Visual Arts — New York, NY, USA
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Directors Guild of America Student Film Jury Award

Warhol Foundation Grant

Seoul Film Commission Support Recipient

First Run Festival Achievement in Experimental Form

Eastern Oregon Film Festival Best Cinematography Award

Screenings include:
Cinequest Film Festival, CineVegas Film Festival, San Francisco Inte… Read More
Directors Guild of America Student Film Jury Award

Warhol Foundation Grant

Seoul Film Commission Support Recipient

First Run Festival Achievement in Experimental Form

Eastern Oregon Film Festival Best Cinematography Award

Screenings include:
Cinequest Film Festival, CineVegas Film Festival, San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, Independent Film Project Buzz Cuts, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, MethodFest, Slamdance Film Festival, IFC Center, Lincoln Center, Dance Theater Workshop, and other international venues. Read Less
Writing
Directing
Producing

Narrative
Documentary
Branded Content
Commercial

Final Cut fluency, Avid, After Effects, Pro Tools proficiency, Adobe CS5, HTML, CMS
Cinematography, Photography, Studio Art
Korean and Spanish proficiency, basic French
Member Since: Jul 25, 2011