Born in Yunlin County, Taiwan, Huang Hsiu-Yi is a director who was trained at the Graduate Institute of Studies in Documentary & Film Archiving. In addition to her film production work, which mainly focuses on issues surrounding women and rural Taiwan, she is also involved in organizing film festivals and promoting media literacy. She began focusing on the status of new immigrants to Taiwan while managing the 2011 New Immigrants Film Festival held by South Taiwan Film Association. In 2012, she served as producer on new-immigrant director Nguyen Kim Hong’s (Vietnamese) filming of Out/Marriage. In 2015, with the help of financial assistance from the Wanderer Program, a subsidy provided by Cloud Gate Culture and Arts Foundation, she traced the Mekong River through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, filming the interaction between local people and the river, as well as the rise and transformation of ASEAN countries. Her latest work Diamond Marine World records the life and conflicts of a Taiwanese working in Myanmar and presents how people with different values struggle to get rich. This work won the Grand Prize and Best Documentary in Taipei Film Festival 2023.