Christian Oh

 

President and Executive Director of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival

Christian is a professional moderator, emcee, as well as an academic, social media guru, event producer, filmmaker & talent manager who has been active in the Asian American community across the U.S. for 17 years. He currently chairs the board of the DC Shorts International Film Festival and is President/ Executive Director of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, He has produced and directed many award-winning shorts, music videos, commercials, and public service announcements. Christian also loves producing events and helped numerous organizations with a variety of events, including Viet-Fest since its inception, Fiesta Asia celebration from the start, as well as the Korean Festival of Maryland from 2016-2019, NC Korean Festival from 2019-2020, KORUS Festival of VA from 2006-2015 and Korean Center, Inc. of San Francisco with their successful 1st Annual Bay Area Chuseok Festival in 2019 and their 2nd Annual Virtual Festival back in 2021. Most recently, Christian helped with the pre-show of the Stop AAPI Hate Rally/Protest event in DC on the National Mall back on Memorial Day.  Christian also is a founding member of NAAAP-DC, Sejong Society, Kollaboration DC, and KATCH.

Christian was an adjunct faculty for the Asian American Studies program at Univ. of Maryland where he taught ethnic studies in film, video, and social media. He has been to every school named George, George Mason for his undergrad in International Studies, graduate certificates at Georgetown and a Masters in Information Systems and a film degree at George Washington University. He has also interned at film festivals including Cannes and Sundance. Born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Iowa, Ohio & Virginia, Christian lives in the DC Metro area and works as a Principal Technical Trainer for a cloud company called ServiceNow, but that’s just for a steady income, his passion is music, film and entertainment and the Asian American movement.