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Taiwan Film Festival in Australia- Short Film Competition Finalists

The 2nd Short Film Competition aims to develop and bring up the Taiwanese and Australian new talents by premiere their work at the 3rd Taiwan Film Festival in Sydney. The competition will have two stages in selecting the works; the first stage for the Taiwan Film Festival in Sydney programming team to select 4 finalists to be in the competition. The second stage will be selected by the directors Maya Newell, Ya-Chuan Hsiao and Sally Wu, to select the winner of the competition. The winner will be announced on the 23 July.


The 2nd Short Film Competition finalists 

  • Lipstick 《口紅》

Directed by Etsen Chen 陳彥廷, Nuhash Humayhun, Kawakibi Muttaqien and Xixi Wang

  • Unnamed《未命名》

Directed by Chun-Yu Chang 張均瑜 & Gao Hong 洪德高

  • Be Sh*t or Not To Be《洛西・布拉西》

Directed by  Kuan-Chung Chen 陳冠仲

  • A-Tien《阿添》

Directed by Yueh-Tzu Robby Sun 孫悅慈


Maya Newell

Director and product for In My Blood It Runs (2019), Gaby Baby (2015) and A Good Hunter (2012). “I've always been driven by the desire for social change. I think to be a good filmmaker, it’s important to be acutely aware of the world around you and to be clear about what you want to say” - Maya Newell, UTS Alumni.

Ya-Chuan Hsiao 蕭雅全

Director for Father to Son (2018), Taipei Exchanges (2010) and MIrror Image (2000). “No one else will help you tell the stories about your countries, nor your parents’ stories. To tell, to record, to keep are all rely on your own creativity and responsibility” - Director Hsiao, Crossing 換日線

Sally Wu 吳郁瑩

Director and editor for The Good Daughter (2019), editor for American Frontline doc-series Country Boys. “There are places and issues that people don’t know because it’s forgotten or ignored, it’s neglected and it’s not ok. I really think it’s not good for a country or society to neglect knowing these people exist in their own land” - Sally Wu, Q&A on The Good Daughter.

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