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Christian Oh

President

Christian Oh loves production of all types of events and projects and has lots of experiences with expos, conventions, galas, and large-scale events.   Prior to his return to DC APA Film, he was the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kollaboration DC, an Asian American Talent competition here in the DC metro area. He has been a panelist, moderator, and a professional emcee for many different events pertaining to Asian American Media and Arts. Christian was also a former adjunct professor for the Asian American Studies program at University of Maryland. 

 

Christian has produced and directed many award-winning shorts, music videos, commercials, and public service announcements. He received his film background education from George Washington University Documentary Center, internships with Adobe at both the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals and on-hands experience with Sundance and Tribeca.  


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Rong Wang

Treasurer & Financial Director

Rong has been involved with APA Film since 2013 as the Financial Director and in 2016 to the Present as the Treasurer on the board. He has also helped produce several shorts for various film competitions, music videos, APA Film's Script 2 Screen, and has helped photograph behind the scenes at the APA Film festival. Aside from watching film submissions each year, he also loves meeting the various talented filmmakers and actors who come to DC as part of this film festival. Outside of the festival he enjoys traveling, spending time with his family and dog, and cooking. 


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David Yao

Festival Director

David is the Administrator at the U.S. China Education Trust (USCET), and has worked in the non-profit US-China relations area for many years. He is from Hong Kong via the U.K, with Shanghai and Beijing roots.  A longtime community volunteer, David is a past president of the Great DC chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans. He also serves on a number of boards including The Freer Sackler Galleries’ Friends Council, the National Cherry Blossom Festival, and Bel Cantanti Opera. David started the annual Cherry Blossom Freedom Walk in support of the National Japanese American Memorial to Patriotism. He lives with his wife in Bethesda, Maryland.


 
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Dewey Tron

Program Director

Dewey is a DC based video producer/director and commercial photographer with a degree in Media Arts and Animation.   He's also a musical composer, producer and performer.      

His work has been featured at AT&T Shape produced at Warner Bros Studios, The Kojo Nnamdi Show WAMU 88.5 FM, Smithsonian Magazine, Washingtonian, ABC 7 News, WUSA 9 News, the Arlington Virginia Network, and published in Harvard's magazine, "Ed.".  His photographs are included in the published book; Portraits from the Pike: A Celebration of Community, and Living Diversity: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project.


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Dee Sanae

Secretary and community outreach Officer

Dee is currently legal investigator and research analyst. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Executive Master of Business Administration candidate, both from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.  Dee chairs the Washington DC Young Leadership Network of B’nai B’rith International, a Jewish advocacy and social service organization.  She also serves on the board of the Asian Pacific American Film Festival as the Secretary and Community Outreach officer.  Dee manages strategic brand partnerships for the American Icon Awards in Beverly Hills.  She has also mentored, judged, and been a panelist for various music, film/TV, and cultural events in the US.   Dee advocates for diversity and inclusion, equality, underprivileged communities and women empowerment.