YANG Chin-chih, a 59-year-old Taiwanese-born artist, has lived in New York for more than 30 years. While doing graphic design and advertising for a living. YANG is a creative artist by profession, who has worked on contemporary visual art project via performing to the public since 1984. His performances, calling for attention to issues concerning disasters induced by abusive misconducts of human beings, have gained recognition and supports from many US institutes and art foundations.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
2016 Ministry of Culture, Taiwan - Documentary Film Grant
2014 New Taipei City Doc - Grant (15 min version)
Producer: Annie BERMAN Total Budget (USD): 200,000 Funding in Place (USD): 100,000 Year of Completion: 2018 Director: HUANG Ming-chuan
HUANG Ming-chuan is a film director based in Taipei, Taiwan. After graduating from the Law School of National Taiwan University, he left for New York, establishing his career in still photography for years. After HUANG’s first independently made narrative feature The Man from Island West, he has been acknowledged as the “forefather of independent film” in Taiwan. Since 2000, he has committed himself to full-time documentary production and has been entitled to numerous acclaimed documentaries on art and literature. His most renowned TV documentary series Avant-Garde Liberation depicts 14 Taiwanese contemporary artists and won the first Taishin Arts Award.
Annie BERMAN is a media artist living and working in New York City. She was named one of Independent Magazine’s “10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2016”. Her films, videos, performances, and installations have shown internationally in galleries, festivals, universities, and conferences, including the MoMA Documentary Fortnight, Rooftop Films, Galerie Patrick Ebensperger Berlin, Kassel Hauptbahnhof, Babycastles Gallery, and the Rome Independent Film Festival where she was awarded the Best Experimental Film Prize.