Biography: Paul Lee was born in Hong Kong in 1963, and moved to Toronto with his family in 1976. He graduated from the University of Toronto with B.Sc. (biology/anthropology/Latin American Studies) and M.A. (anthropology) and Ph.D. (education), and from York University with M.B.A. (arts & media administration) and M.F.A. (film). Since 1991 he has organized and curated film festivals in Canada, the U.S., Argentina, Spain, Italy, Moldova, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and the Philippines. In addition to his programming activities, Paul also specializes in producing films for first-time filmmakers, and in producing international co-productions, educational films, environmental films, human rights/social justice films, women's films, Asian films, and lesbian & gay films. In 1994 he made his first short film Thick Lips Thin Lips, which has won 9 awards, and was screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide after its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival. I! n 1995 he made his second film These Shoes Weren't Made For Walking, which has won 6 awards, and was screened at over 50 film festivals after its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival (and the film is used in the Women's Studies curriculum in more than 30 universities and colleges across Canada, the U.S., Polynesia and the Caribbean). In 1999 he made his third film The Offering, which has won 52 awards to date, and was screened at over 360 film festivals worldwide after its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.
Filmography: Thick Lips Thin Lips (1994) These Shoes Weren't Made For Walking (1995) The Offering (1999).