Kai-Ting Tiffany Wu | USA 2013 | 30:00 | English & Mandarin with Eng Sub.
A struggling Taiwanese-American accessories designer tries to embrace traditional conventions for her grandmother’s funeral in an attempt to reconnect with her distant father.
Born in Taiwan, Kai-Ting Tiffany Wu is a writer-director with an MFA (University of Southern California), and is the recipient of the Tania Trepanier Scholarship and the Bernard Kantor Award.
Jeff Chiba Stearns | Canada 2013 | 7:40
Using only 4 × 6-inch yellow sticky notes, a black pen, and their respective “to-do” lists, 15 animators (including Lillian Chan, Howie Shia, and Jon Ng) collaborate to reflect on both personal memories and important moments in recent history.
Jeff Chiba Stearns is an Emmy- nominated, award-winning filmmaker, and the founder of Meditating Bunny Studio Inc., a Vancouver-based boutique animation studio.
MaD Ching-hsuan Lin | Taiwan 2012 | 6:26
Over 3,000 drawings on a fogged car window make up this poetic animation. Tainan city lights are the counterpoint for a gentle rhythm of marks that speak to memories, traveling, and the passage of time.
Born and raised in Taipei, Ching-hsuan Lin’s work has been exhibited in the Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the Pier-2 Art Center, and the TAMTAM 8 Kunstraum in Berlin.
Elaine Poon * | Canada 2012 | 15:57
A love story begins between a young poet and his muse in the most improbable of places: a scrap yard. Winner of Best Student Film at Canada International Film Festival and official selection at Cannes Short Corner.
Elaine Poon completed her BFA at Ryerson University. She is the recipient of the Errol Aspevig Undergraduate Award and the Universal Studios Scholarship in Filmmaking.
Sonejuhi Sinha * | USA 2013 | 11:00
After the death of her grandmother, and the arrival of her grandfather from India, a little girl is fearful of what the future might bring. Winner of the 2012 Reel Asian So You Think You Can Pitch? Competition.
Based in New York City, Sonejuhi Sinha is an award-winning filmmaker, editor, and producer. She has edited music videos for MTV and MTV2 UK, and recently produced and edited These Birds Walk and Homegoings.
Jason Lee * | Canada 2012 | 27:30
The filmmaker and his father embark on an urgent quest to reunite with their long-lost family in North Korea. Recipient of the Golden Award at the Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Palm Springs Film Festival.
Jason Lee is an award-winning Korean- Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal, and has worked on several productions with the National Film Board producing content and editing films.