Ostin Fam is a visual medium aficionado and aspiring storyteller. His work seeks to elevate underserved narratives, but rather than attempting to capture the existential pain that comes with underrepresentation, he tries to hone in on the specifics of experience.

Fascinated by how we carry our history with us, he created a portrait series, Received Displacement, exploring Asian diaspora in the United States. His senior thesis, short/cut, follows a young Vietnamese American teenager debating her next hair style, and in the process she is forced to confront generational and cultural concepts of beauty. 

This notion of cultural fluidity has become a focal point in his work; how we reconcile our identities in different lands with different customs.

Born and raised in Vietnam, Ostin Fam attended Wesleyan University where he earned a BA in Film Studies and a minor in East Asian Studies. In addition to graduating with high honors, he was the recipient of the Steven J. Ross Prize, awarded to the best senior film thesis.

Currently working in New York, Ostin is a member of Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective and a recipient of IFP Marcie Bloom Fellowship in Film

2018 Marcie Bloom Fellowship, Sony Picture Classics and IFP
(New York)

2018 Sam Spiegel Partnership Workshop, Tribeca Film Festival
(New York)

2017 Steven J. Ross Prize for Filmmaking and Film Studies
(Connecticut)

2017 Participant, Student Symposium, Telluride Film Festival
(Colorado)

2016 $5,000 Production Grant, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
(New York)

2015 EQV Summer Experience Grant
(Connecticut)

   
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