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Born in Madrid, and raised in Maryland, Christina YR Lim is a Korean–American writer/director who explores Asian diasporas through fish-out-of-water, genre-bending stories. Lim began in theatre, working with companies like the Goodman Theatre, Center Theatre Group, and East West Players. Christina then turned to filmmaking, earning her MFA from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in directing and screenwriting.

As a writer, Lim won SeriesFest's Women’s Writing Competition garnering her a development deal with Kyra Sedgwick's Big Swing Productions. Her feature script, GYOPO was a semifinalist for the Academy Nicholl's Fellowship, the Bluecat Screenplay Competition, and a finalist for The Script Lab and the Wescreenplay Diverse Voices. It was also selected for the 2022-23 Black List x Women in Film Feature Residency. Her latest script, ICON was selected for EAVE's Ties That Bind, participating in TCCF in Taipei and the Far East Film Market in Udine, Italy. It was also a selection of Cine Qua Non's Storylines lab in 2023.

Lim's films have been screened and awarded at multiple film festivals including Bentonville, RiverRun, Cinequest, LA Asian Pacific Film Festival, Catalina Film Festival, and CAAMFest. She co-directed SAMIR, a feature film, funded and distributed by Warner Bros., which premiered at Heartland Int. Film Festival. She has also directed films in Shanghai and Beijing and is an alumnus of Yale’s directing lab.

Lim's first feature film as an auteur, B-SIDE: FOR TAYLOR was distributed by Buffalo 8 and EST Studios and released in May 2024. Most recently, her feature, GYOPO received The Black List x GM Incubator fund to film a proof-of-concept, and was selected for the Wscripted's Cannes Screenplay List where GYOPO was presented at Cannes' film market. She will also be a fellow of the Stowe x Sidewalk Story Lab, Reykjavík International Film Festival’s Talent Lab.

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