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SHORT FILM

Where We Belong

遙遠之地

Taiwan | 2017 | 30 minutes | Short documentary | Mandarin (English sub)
​Director: Myo Aung 許鴻財

Showtime

​5/26 4:30 pm

  • Winner of 2017 New Taipei City Documentary Film Award

  • Best Documentary of 40th Golden Harvest Awards (Student group)

 

Da-hua who is an overseas Chinese in Myanmar brought a three-year old daughter to jade mine to seek chances to earn a fortune. His wife who operated an Yunnan-Burmese cuisine restaurant chose to stay in Taiwan with their five-year old son for better education. The story is about the family members who were separated from Myanmar and Taiwan.

Director | Myo Aung

Myo Aung is a Burmese Chinese who studied in Taiwan as an overseas Chinese student and graduated from the Department of Communication & Technology, National Chiao Tung University. He is currently studying for a Master’s Degree in the Department of Filmmaking at Taipei National University of the Arts. His films focus on the status of Burmese living in Taiwan, and now he also works for the Next Magazine while shooting a multitude of feature stories.

 

Movement: 10 Days of Genius

USA | 2017 | 7 minutes | Short, Drama
​Director: Tiffany Frances

Showtime

​5/26 4:30 pm

Just after her father passes away, a woman discovers his love for dance. She learns his dance moves as a way to remember him & her dancing takes on a life of its own in the short film, “Movement”. Inspired by Albert Einstein's quote: "Our death is not an end if we have lived on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.

Director | Tiffany Frances

Tiffany Francesis a Taiwanese American director and writer working in music videos, branded content and narrative film. She was selected for SHOOT Magazine’s 2018New Directors Showcase, where a trailer of her short film, WHAT I WISH YOU SAID, screened at the Directors Guild Theater in New York. Her short film MOVEMENT for National Geographicgarnered over 1 million views on Facebook, while her short film A COOL DARK PLACEwas the official selection at La Femme Film Festival, International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts and Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, and a finalist for Best Short Drama at the New Filmmakers LA Film Festival. 

 

Home

家鄉

USA | 2019 | 2 minutes | Short film | Mandarin & English sub
​Director: Chia-Liang Liu 劉家樑

Showtime

​5/26 4:30 pm

  • 2019 ​Taiwan Film Festival trailer

 

“Home” touches on the home-seeking and homesickness of overseas communities of the Taiwanese diaspora. The film is the official trailer for the Taiwan Film Festival in Boston.

Director | Chia-Liang Liu

Chia-Liang is a student from Harvard studying public health. He may not yet be a professional filmmaker, but believes that if you have an idea, just go out and shoot. Don't be scared to make mistakes.