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Looking For?

'Looking for?' -- one of the most commonly used question people raise in all gay dating apps, but not easy to answer for anyone, at least for Yen, the director, when he saw it for the first time 4 years ago.

The question then leads him to start his journey to find the answer, by encountering 60 gay men from various cities across the world, exchanging experiences and stories about love, lust, and lost along their lives for being a gay in the modern times.

Like all the greatest journey, as time goes by, though all the questions remain perplexed, this journey opened up a new gate to welcome all the audience to reconsider:
what are we looking for?

  • Chou, Tung-Yen
    My leftover ladies, Voyage in Time, Self-Accusation
  • Huang, Chia-Wen
    Assistant director & Editor
  • Kuo, Yu-Ting
    Director's assistant
  • Wu, Ting-Chieh
    Production manager
    My leftover ladies, Voyage in Time
  • Lu, Lu-Ming
    The Receptionist, My leftover ladies
  • Hsu, Chia-Wei
  • Kuo, Jen-Hao
    Sound Editor
    My leftover ladies
  • Yao, Liang-Chi
  • Chuang, Chung-Chen
    Production Assistant
  • Chan, Ki-Yan
    Edit Assistant
  • Corey LIU
    English Translator
  • Chou, Tung-Yen
  • Kuo, Hsing-Yin
  • Huang, Chia-Wen
  • Adiong LU
  • Chen, Ki-Yan
  • Wang-Cheng-Yi
  • Hyperreality Mer
  • Ho, Chi
  • Sun, Yu-Ning
  • Debbie Huang
  • Very Mainstream Studio
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 26, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    46,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    China, Japan, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
  • Language:
    Chinese, English
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  • Student Project:
  • 2017 Taipei Film Festival
    July 10, 2017
    World Premiere
    Taipei Film Awards (Nominated)
Director Biography - Chou, Tung-Yen

CHOU, Tung-Yen works primarily in videos and theatre. His works have been screened and performed in international festivals in NYC, Brussels, Lisbon, Lille, Dresden, Copenhagen, Seoul and Beijing.

Chou is a graduate of Taipei National University of the Arts in Theatre Arts, and later attained a MA in Scenography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in the United Kingdom. Trans-forming his enthusiasm in video and theater to practice, Chou founded “Very Mainstream Studio” in 2010.

My Leftover ladies (Documentary, 2015)
2016 Tartu World Film Festival, Tartu, Estonia
2016 Golden Harvest Awards Nominated, Taipei, Taiwan
2015 Les Ecrans de Chine Nominated, Paris, France

Between Being Asleep and Awake (Panoramic Short Film, 2014)
2016 MADATAC Nominated, Madrid, Spain
2015 Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea
2014 Dresden Music Festival, Dresden, Germany

Saying Goodbye, a Few Practice (Short Film, 2014)
2015 A Walk Elsewhere-The Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2014 Akiyoshidai International Artist Village, Yamaguchi, Japan

Voyage in Time (Documentary, 2012)
2012 Taipei Golden Horse Awards Nominated, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Taiwan International Documentary Festival Nominated, Taipei, Taiwan
2012 Taipei Awards Nominated, Taipei, Taiwan

The Vanishing Film (Short Film, 2009)
2009 Taipei Film Festival, Best Short fiction film Nominated, Taipei, Taiwan

Lost in underworld (Short Film, 2008)
2015 A Walk Elsewhere-The Pier 2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2013 Dare Generation -Marie Claire 20th Anniversary Arts Exhibition, Taipei & Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2009 Show Time-Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Nine Men read Duras (Short Film, 2008)
2015 Escape Practice, Taipei, Taiwan
2009 Après l'oubli, avant la disparition, Paris, France

The Only Letter I’ve Ever Written (Short Film, 2005)
2006 Taipei Film Festival, Best Experimental Video Nominated, Taipei, Taiwan
2006 Festival International du Court-Métrage, Lille, France
2006 Inside Out Toronto Lesbian and Gay Film and Video Festival, Toronto, Canada
2006 NewFest NY LGBT Film Festival, NYC, United States
2006 TranZmarikabollo Video Festival, Barcelona, Spain

Self-Accusation (short film, 2003)
2004 Taipei Film Festival, Best Experimental Video Nominated, Taiwan
2004 Brussels Alternative Film Gender Festival, Belgium
2004 Taiwan New Director Film Festival, Taiwan

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