Music Video: ARGENT GLASS, 4min., Japan

Directed by Katsuyuki Nakanishi
In Honmoku, Yokohama, a guy (Shinsuke Kato) is chasing his dream of becoming famous while performing live, but it is not coming true. One day, he breaks his cherished silver glass, and after gathering up the shards, he goes to …

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Director Biography

Born in Aichi, Japan in 1984, I studied at the Vantan Visual Institute of film director in Tokyo. I gained my first experience in the lighting assistant at Toei Kyoto Studio under the lighting director such as Kiyoto Ando and Takashi Sugimoto. I also worked on several samurai movies. I was in charge as a lighting director for Shinya Tsukamoto’s ‘Killing’, and later chose to become a director.

Director Statement

Glass is easily broken by any external impact. But if you collect the shards and melt them, you can remake it over and over again. However, the exact same glass cannot be made again.

Short Film: AN ISLAND DRIFTS, 18min., Singapore, Drama

Directed by Vivian Ip
Set in Singapore, a young teacher presses for the truth from a maladjusted student, the act leads to devastating results and they suffer the ignominy of losing everything that matters to them. The story holds a mirror up to society, where a mistake can derail a life in an overly pressurized world.

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Director Biography – Vivian Ip

Vivian Ip is a writer, director and producer, from Singapore. She holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honors from Durham University (United Kingdom) and worked as a corporate lawyer for four years.

She has since adapted her legal skills to filmmaking and graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts on an Entertainment Partners scholarship. She is also a member of the BAFTA Los Angeles Newcomers Program and an alumna of the ARRI Support and Education (ARRIse) Program.

Most recently, she made her directorial debut with her graduate thesis film An Island Drifts (2021), filmed with love in her home country. In addition, she produced Headlock (2020), a Student Academy Awards finalist, an official selection in Dances with Films and Urbanworld Film Festival, and a USC First Look winner in the Social Change category, whereupon she also received the Best Producing Award.

Her filmmaking practice is centered on exploring the human condition, as well as bringing authentic and underrepresented voices to the forefront.

Director Statement

Through a realistic lens, AN ISLAND DRIFTS gives audiences an intimate glimpse into the lives of those who experience pressing expectations and insurmountable pressure, where second chances are hard to come by and one mistake could ruin everything. In the end, it hopes to show what happens when the heart longs to fix something broken, that can no longer remain perfect.

The overarching theme is individual versus society, where too much pressure is the norm, in both applying it and the resulting breakdowns it causes. Where a mistake can derail a life in an overly pressurized world, a person may be complicit or his actions may contribute to another’s despair.

AN ISLAND DRIFTS is made for anyone with a lot on their plate, who has fallen through the cracks and has lost out in a rigorous system, or is in need of a second chance. When the adult in us becomes disillusioned by the realization that life is not easy, and is often missing the happiness and comfort a younger version of ourselves once promised we would find.

My intention is not to present these themes in a didactic fashion or with moral instruction but to ask real questions about complex social dynamics, challenge assumptions or reframe mainstream discourse in a society like Singapore. Everyone can take away something different, and give strength to those who have lost hope in themselves. To others who cannot imagine being in this state of mind and emotion, hopefully now they can better understand those who do.

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: March 2022 Film Festival

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WE CAN DREAM, 10min,. South Korea, Documentary

Directed by Dae Ryun Chang
Jihoon is a veteran disabled baker who works at We Can Cookies, a company that specializes in organic baked products and is run by nuns. He feels rewarded that consumers like what he and his fellow disabled workers make. He aspires to be a role model to his junior bakers and hopes that the company can hire more disabled workers to share in his dream.

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A LETTER FROM CARL JUNG, 40min., South Korea, Documentary

Directed by Yong Jin Yoon

In 2020, the National Theater of Korea hosted a performance titled the “Shaman and Photographer.”

As Shaman Lee Hae-gyeong allowed a spirit to possess her body with a traditional Korean Gut photographer Kang Young-ho captured the spirit with his camera and projected the image up on a screen in real-time.

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THE MORIN KHUUR, 17min., China, Musical Drama

Directed by Junyan Ivan Chen

Uudam and Tamir, two Mongolian musicians, are doing tour around America and meet a girl who wants to steal their instruments, is their trip coming to an end?

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Short Film: WE CAN DREAM, 10min,. South Korea, Documentary

Directed by Dae Ryun Chang


Jihoon is a veteran disabled baker who works at We Can Cookies, a company that specializes in organic baked products and is run by nuns. He feels rewarded that consumers like what he and his fellow disabled workers make. He aspires to be a role model to his junior bakers and hopes that the company can hire more disabled workers to share in his dream.

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Director Biography – Dae Ryun Chang

Daeryun Chang (aka Dae Ryun Chang) first received exposure to filmmaking while attending a film camp at the New York Film Academy. There he wrote and directed a short called “Ol’ Reliable” starring Mukul Chadda, now an established stage actor in India. Having degrees from UBC, Columbia and Harvard, he has spent his entire professional life as an academic and is currently a professor at Yonsei University where he teaches marketing and advertising. For his courses he has produced documentaries such as “Distribution in Korea” and “Eating and Health in Argentina.” He wrote the story and directed a short “I, Profess” that was an official selection at KOSMA Film Festival in 2014, an official selection at #TOFF for December 2015, and a finalist at the Calcutta Cult Film Festival. His second short, “Call Coho” has received monthly selections at ROMA CinemaDOC (December), the Los Angeles Independent Film Festitval Awards (December) where it received the Best Foreign Short Award, won 10 awards at the GIFA Film Festival, best cinematography at the LA Feedback Film Festival, and has been officially selected at the Ferrara Film Festival (special mention), the Annual Copenhagen Film Festival, Soho International Film Festival and the I Filmmaker Film Festival in Marbella. “The First Timer” won Best International Director at the Portland Comedy Film Festival (October, 2018). He can be followed on Instagram at /daeryunchang/.

Director Statement

This passion project aims to show how the disabled are “normal” in the goals that they set for themselves and their colleagues. Although Jihoon may not appear to have high intellectual capabilities, his devotion to his work and aspiration for others are qualities that anyone should try to emulate.

Short Film: A LETTER FROM CARL JUNG, 40min., South Korea, Documentary

Directed by Yong Jin Yoon


In 2020, the National Theater of Korea hosted a performance titled the “Shaman and Photographer.”
As Shaman Lee Hae-gyeong allowed a spirit to possess her body with a traditional Korean Gut photographer Kang Young-ho captured the spirit with his camera and projected the image up on a screen in real-time.

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As I was watching this performance,
I suddenly remembered Carl Jung

Religion, alchemy, and spiritualism are activities in different fields that try to realise the divinity within human beings yet to manifest itself because of various mental problems.

Director Biography – Yong Jin Yoon

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2012 Global Buddhist Congregation Invitation
2012 World Fellowship of Buddhists Invitation

‘Zen Buddhism Gateless Gate’
2017 The 25th Annual Buddhist Media Award Special Prise
2018 The 52th Annual World Fest Houston Gold Remi(Religion)

ASIAN Feedback Festival 1st Scene Screenplay: In Jade Moonlight, by Craig Stewart

In 1936, on the eve of the Japanese invasion of Shanghai, an American doctor, aided by a beautiful courtesan, searches for his missing brother. Their quest takes them on an idyllic river journey of ancient Buddhist temples, and a befriended Buddhist monk gives his blessings to their endeavor. But for their mission to succeed they must escape the underworld of Shanghai. And a poignant conclusion awaits their affair.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Hannah Ehman
Yuli: Kyana Teresa
Chun: Steve Rizzo

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: February 2022 Film Festival

Showcase of the best FILMS in the world today.

Audience Award Winners:
BEST FILM: All That Glitters is Bronze

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THE LAND OF HOPE, 11min., Japan, Documentary
Directed by Hirokazu Kishida

In May 2016, Ken Yamaguchi, president of the Hokkaido-based construction company Hisaken Group, was invited by a colleague to visit a Japanese language school in Hanoi, Vietnam. The purpose was to interview Vietnamese technical intern trainees. In the run up to the Olympic Games, the construction industry was booming in Japan, but with the declining birthrate and aging population, there was a serious shortage of manpower in the manufacturing and construction industries.

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ALL THAT GLITTERS IS BRONZE, 8min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Jinji Sayson

All That Glitters Is Bronze is a love letter to the Philippine tradition of Kulintang, which was once nearly wiped out by colonization. Around the Bay Area in California, a local band called Kulintang Dialect is keeping the tradition alive. This short documentary offers a brief glimpse of the cosmos through clips of performances interspersed with interviews from the band.

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THE RACE EPIDEMIC, 60min., USA, Documentary
Directed by Tony Shyu

Winner of the best documentary award of the Chinese American film festival, The Race Epidemic is about another outbreak caused by Covid-19 – An epidemic of racism against Asian Americans. With a politicized pandemic sweeping through the country and a president calling it the Chinese Virus, the rise of attacks and hate against Asian Americans is not surprising. Can naming a virus after an ethnic of people cause the outbreak of an epidemic of hate? Or is it something hidden deeper within American society? “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” The film takes a close examination of xenophobia and racism against Asian Americans caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

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