Conference Schedule

Keynote Speaker, Miao Wang

A celebration of similarities, this film would be an EXCELLENT ADDITION to any academic library.

Jason L. Steagall

Library Journal

Maineland” takes up a large and complicated set of topics — the global economy, the shifting relations between East and West, the commodification of American education — and addresses them with UNDERSTATED DELICACY

The New York Times

FASCINATING look into the lives of an expanding population of
immigrant students.

The Austin Chronicle

Miao Wang (director, producer, and editor) is a Beijing-born New York-based filmmaker. Her award-winning documentary features Maineland and Beijing Taxi, and short Yellow Ox Mountain have screened at over 100 international festivals and institutions such as SXSW and the Guggenheim Museum, with US theatrical release, broadcast nation-wide, and digitally released globally on multiple platforms. She directed Made by China in America, a documentary short in Morgan Spurlock’s acclaimed We the Economy series. She also direct, produce, and edit award-winning branded content and shorts for agencies and clients such as Ogilvy, DuPont, Philips, Microsoft Design, Guggenheim Museum, and Vice Media. Wang is a recipient of grants and fellowship from the Sundance Institute, the Jerome Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca All Access, IFP Filmmaker’s Lab, Independent Film Week, Women Make Movies, and the Flaherty Film Seminar. Her second feature Maineland recently took home the Special Jury Award at SXSW and the Independent Film Festival of Boston, and an Audience Choice Award at the New Hampshire Film Festival. In collaboration with Abramorama, Maineland is completing a US-wide theatrical release.


Our film is coming to theaters! We're partnering with Abramorama on our U.S. theatrical release. More here →

Posted by Maineland on Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Don’t miss the CSIET exclusive screening of Miao Wang’s Maineland after the last pre-conference session on Wednesday, October 17th!