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C3: Fireside with Diane Quon


This artist conversation will be hosted via Zoom. Click here to RSVP.

Join us every Saturday (12pm PT)  in October for a C3:CONVERSE series in partnership with the Asian American Documentary Network (A•DOC) and Open Your Eyes & Think MF.

In this event “Fireside with Diane Quon: Documentary Producer, Wonder Woman,” Diane Quon and Nina Yang Bongiovi share their experience as producers.

Academy Award®-nominated producer Diane Quon (MINDING THE GAP, FINDING YINGYING, THE DILEMMA OF DESIRE, MISSING IN BROOKS COUNTY, WUHAN WUHAN) is one of the hardest working people in the industry today. Recently, Diane was invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Documentary Branch. She worked at NBC and at Paramount Pictures for over 17 years, including as Vice President of Marketing. Based now in Chicago, Diane has produced multiple documentaries with Kartemquin Films, including the 2018 Sundance award-winning film MINDING THE GAP (dir. Bing Liu).

Producer extraordinaire Nina Yang Bongiovi (A KID FROM CONEY ISLAND, FRUITVALE STATION, GODFATHER OF HARLEM, ROXANNE ROXANNE, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU) will host this historic conversation between two of the most prolific Asian American women in the industry creating both nonfiction and fiction worlds.

Don’t miss this monumental event as we celebrate their power and impact as producers and champions of our creative communities.

Established by film publicists David Magdael and Vince Johnson, OPEN YOUR EYES & THINK MF supports films and filmmakers that may not fit within the current distribution/exhibition system. The goal is to provide access to films that are challenging and changing the landscape of truth telling and story creation. These filmmakers include BIPOC, LGBTQ + and other content creators who are on the margins.  OYEATMF provides exhibition opportunities, resources, and the creation of meaningful discussions for and by filmmakers who are challenging us to think.

Missed the live conversation? Watch it below!

Dates & Times



Sat, Oct 10
12:00 pm