Filmmaker Update: Arvin Chen

US-born/Taipei-based filmmaker Arvin Chen, whose award-winning film Au Revoir Taipei closed our 2010 festival, also took part in an artist talk during our Industry Series.  His commitment to the next generation of filmmakers was on display again recently as he helped mentor the winners of Taiwan’s inaugural WOWtv Student Film & TV Production Awards (scroll down for English).

WOWtv Student Film & TV Production Award Winners

Chen has agreed to help the winning filmmakers edit their competition works, and he had encouraging words for them: “Every time I make a movie, I feel like a student, because every film I am learning along the way. When you are making a student film is when you feel more free and liberated.” Part of Reel Asian’s mandate is to help new and emerging filmmakers further their craft, and it’s gratifying to see that some of our most successful filmmakers are doing the same – Cheers, Arvin!