Yiying (Nikki) Li received her MFA from the School of Cinematic Arts at USC. Yiying has a strong passion for telling stories about compelling characters rooted in underrepresented communities. She focuses on telling stories about people whom society often forgets. Before attending film school, she worked in TV/Radio as both a supervisor and a creative producer where she produced the New York Festival World’s Best Radio Program winning program, “Untold”. The program followed stories of the victims from Bill Cosby’s sexual allegation case. She also co-produced the Peabody winning documentary mini-series THE LEGEND OF CHINA. Yiying has also been featured on CCTV 4. She has also been featured on Chinapress and World Daily New. Her graduate thesis Love&Loss is one of the winners in 45th Student Academy Award. It has also been nominated as Best Documentary in 45th Montreal World Film Festival Student Film Festival. She also serves in a student club that teaches cancer kids from 5-15 years old how to make a small film. She believes the mission of art is making the world a little better.
美籍华裔青年导演李怡瑛，其南加大电影学院导演系研究生毕业作品Love&Loss入围第45届学生奥斯卡并成为获奖纪录片之一，同时也入围并在第42届蒙特利尔电影节学生竞赛单元提名最佳纪录片和北京国际大学生影像展暨半夏提名最佳纪录片和最佳新锐女导演。她师从3届奥斯卡最佳纪录片获奖者Mark Jonathan Harris和艾美纪录片导演Amanda Pope，在校期间 曾多次获得各种奖学金如辛德勒人文基金会优秀学生奖学金、Rud Rocket Memorial 奖学金、小布什总统奖等。她曾经也是一名专业的电视及广播节目制片人，其参与制作后期剪辑的电视纪录片系列也获得过美国纪录片领域久负盛名的Peabody Award最佳迷你纪录片系列金奖。李怡瑛善于关注弱势群体，她目前是一名服务于南加大的一个学生俱乐部，致力于帮助5-15岁晚期癌症小朋友们学习基础拍电影的技能，以此来尽力提高他们的生活质量，减轻病痛。她认为创作艺术的目的是完成对社会的一种责任，而选择纪录片也是因为她希望讲身边的故事关心身边的问题。