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Kiyoko McCrae

Kiyoko McCrae

Documentary Programmer

Kiyoko McCrae is the Filmmaker Support Programs Manager at the New Orleans Film Society where she manages the Emerging Voices Mentorship Program and the Southern Producers Lab. Kiyoko manages professional development initiatives and fosters relationships with industry advisors during the New Orleans Film Festival and throughout the year. She is also an award-winning independent film and theater director and producer. Her films include Artist in Exile, Come Home, and Black Back. Kiyoko has received support from the Center for Asian American Media and Southern Documentary Fund for her documentary, Within, Within, which is currently in development. She is a 2017-2018 Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow and a 2020 John O’Neal Cultural Arts Fellow. She received her BFA in Theatre Arts from NYU’s Tisch School. She is happy to call New Orleans home with her husband Jason and their two children, Manami and Koji. Her work can be found at kiyokomccrae.com