Erin Lau


Native Hawaiian filmmaker Erin Lau is a Sundance Institute Native Lab and Chapman University MFA program alumni. She has written and directed multiple award-winning shorts which have screened at festivals around the world, including New Zealand, France, Guam, Shanghai, and Canada. 

Her most prominent work, Little Girl’s War Cry, was selected by the Film Raro Competition to be one of six fully funded and produced films in the Cook Islands. Other accolades include the Sino-US Student Documentary Award at the 2012 Shanghai International Film Festival and the Eurocinema Best Student Film Award at the 2013 Hawaii International Film Festival. 

She is an alum of the Sundance Institute Indigenous Program's NativeLab Fellowship which supported the creation of her shortfilm The Moon and the Night.