Asio LIU Chihsiung's documentary EXOTIC EXOTICISM: PLANT WARS (2007) was officially screened in 2009 Documentary Fortnight at MoMA (New York). His directorial debut AND SHE WASN'T was included in 2001 Sundance Film Festival's Shorts Program.
Company
MIMEO FILMS Ltd.
Asio Liu Chihsiung (mimeo.org) was born beside Tamsui River in Taiwan and now works as a DP‭/ ‬director‭ ‬in his production company, MIMEO FILMS Ltd. (Taipei). ‬He majored in philosophy in NCCU (National Cheng Chi University) and was a copywriter in Ogilvy & Mather advertising company‭. ‬He is best known for directing a biographical documentary on HUANG HAI-DAI, the legendary godfather of Taiwanese Puppetry born in 1901, for Discovery Networks Asia’s PORTRAITS TAIWAN (2007) series.
His directorial debut experimental film AND SHE WASN'T‭ (‬2001‭, ‬co-dir w/ Awei LIU‭) ‬was shown in 2001‭ ‬Sundance Film Fest‭, and documentary work EXOTIC EXOTICISM (2007) officially screened in 2009 Documentary Fortnight at MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, New York, US). ‬His‭ ‬DP work QUIET SUMMER‭ (‬Shuhei FUJITA 2005‭) ‬was selected in Philadelphia Int'l Film Fest‭, and latest work JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED ISLAND (2015) included in an archive of the exhibition histories of nine Asian countries in ACC's Library Park Program (Asia Culture Center, Korea, 2017).
He won the Grand Award in Excellence Screenplay Awards held by TFI (Taiwan Film Institute) in 2016 and is now working on "PLACE OF EXCEPTION: Unknown Penghu Vietnamese Refugee Camps in the Taiwan Strait", which is one of the documentary trilogy (“Place of Exception”, “Chin-Liu-Tao”, “Refugee Boats to Penghu”) initiated by an unknown Cambodian girl in his dreams.
Nomination | Best Director of A Short Documentary
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2020 North Europe International Film Festival (London)
London
2020
Nomination | Best Director of A Short Documentary
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2019 East Europe International Film Festival - Warsaw Edition
Warsaw
2019
Official Selection
JOURNEY TO THE PROMISED ISLAND
2015/11/25~12/19: "Library Park Program", ACC (Asia Culture Center) , Gwangju, Korea): included in an archive of the exhibition histories of nine Asian countries
Gwangju
Award Winner
SHONENKO
2006 6th South Film Festival, Taiwan. Best Documentary Award
Award Winner
SHONENKO
2006 8th International Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan. Jury's Special Mentions Award
Award Winner
SHONENKO
2008 Matsukawa Award for Grand Prize and Best Audience Award, 11th Yufuin Documentary Film Festival, Japan
Award Winner
SHONENKO
2008 Golden Harvest Award, The winner of Grand Prize, Government Information Office, Taiwan
Award Winner
SHONENKO
2008 Grand Prize in Cinema Award (Documentary Division), Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan
Official Selection
QUIET SUMMER
2006 FAJR International Film Festival
Tehran
Official Selection
QUIET SUMMER
2005 Pusan International Film Festival
Official Selection
QUIET SUMMER
2005 Philadelphia Film Festival
Award Winner
EXOTIC EXOTICISM: PLANT WARS
2008: 30th The Golden Harvest Awards/ Best Documentary: Award Winner
Taipei
Nominee
EXOTIC EXOTICISM: PLANT WARS
2007: 44th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival/ Best Documentary: Nominee
Taipei
Official Selection
EXOTIC EXOTICISM: PLANT WARS
2009 Doc Fortnight: MoMA’s Festival of International Nonfiction Film and Media
New York
Official Selection
AND SHE WASN'T
2001 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
Puchon (Bucheon)
Official Selection
AND SHE WASN'T
2001 25th Hong Kong International Film Festival
Hong Kong
Award Winner
AND SHE WASN'T
2001 3rd Taipei Film Festival/ Best Experimental Film Award
Taipei
Shortlisted
AND SHE WASN'T
2001 Vancouver International Film Festival
Vancouver
Shortlisted
AND SHE WASN'T
2001 Sundance Film Festival/ Shorts Program
Salt Lake City
Official Selection
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2019 Polish International Film Festival (Warsaw)
Warsaw
Official Selection
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2019 SFAAF South Film and Arts Academy Festival (Chile)
Rancagua
Official Selection
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2019 Mediterranean Film Festival Cannes
Cannes
Semi-Finalisted
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2019 Rome Independent Prisma Awards
Rome
Shortlisted
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2019 Mykonos Biennale (Athens)
Athens
Nomination
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2020 South Europe International Film Festival
Valencia
Semi-Finalist|Best Documentary
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2020 ARFF-Paris (Around International Film Festival) Official Selection: Best Documentary
Paris
Official Selection
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2020 STIFF: Seattle True Independent Film Festival
Seattle
Feature Documentary: Official Selection
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2020 Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival
Tokyo
Best Documentary| Finalist
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2020 Eurasia International Film Festival (Moscow)
Moscow
Feature: Best Director | Awarded
THE DEAD, THE DAY AFTER
2019 AltFF Alternative Film Festival (Toronto, Fall 2019)
Toronto
Birth Date
February 16, 1971
Nickname
Asio
Birth City
Taipei County
Current City
New Taipei City
Hometown
Chiayi
Height
6'
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Other
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
Married To
n/a
Children
n/a
"A wrong note is a sound that refuses to die." (Lévinas 1947)
"彈錯的音符,是一個拒絕死亡的聲音"(列維納斯 1947)
Asio LIU Chihsiung's documentary EXOTIC EXOTICISM: PLANT WARS (2007) was officially screened in 2009 Documentary Fortnight at MoMA (New York). His directorial debut AND SHE WASN'T was included in 2001 Sundance Film Festival's Shorts Program.
Company
MIMEO FILMS Ltd.
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