Kar Yin Tham is an independent filmmaker based in San Francisco and Kuala Lumpur. Working both in narrative and documentary films, she’s helped produce projects that have won awards at film festivals nationally and internationally, including Best Short (Adrift in Sunset) and Best Narrative Feature (Collisions). Kar Yin co-directed and produced Home is a Hotel, which won the audience award for Best Feature Documentary, and the juried award for Best Bay Area Documentary at the 2023 SFFILM Festival. Alongside creative pursuits, she has an established career in the nonprofit sector, most recently as the talent development and diversity, equity, and inclusion lead at a national organization.