SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

TPNWCP Thomas Lin Shu-Yu Series: Thomas Lin Shu-Yu Director's Q&A

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Director Thomas Lin Shu-Yu 林書宇

Date: 6 November 2020Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 6 November 2020Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Event

*This event will be held online through Microsoft Teams.

As well as the above link, links to this online Q&A session will also be posted across the Centre's social media channels.

Tom Lin Shu-Yu Profile

To close the second series in our Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema Project, this special Q&A session will give attendees the rare opportunity to ask questions and have in-depth discussion with Director Thomas Lin Shu-Yu on his works, filmmaking experiences and thoughts on Taiwan's Post-New Wave Cinema as one of its key figures.

Director Thomas Lin Shu-Yu

Tom Shu-Yu LIN grew up in both Taiwan and America, resulting in all his films carrying a distinctive mix of cultural backgrounds. In 2008, LIN completed the award winning first feature film, Winds of September. He followed it in 2011 with Starry Starry Night, an adaptation from Jimmy Liao’s famous illustration book, and in 2015 with the critically acclaimed Zinnia Flower, winning the prestigious Golden Horse Film Awards - best actress for Karena Lam. In 2019, he directed The Garden of Evening Mists; based on the acclaimed Malaysian novel of the same name, the film went on to earn 9 Golden Horse nominations, including best picture and best director.


Filmography as Writer/Director

2008 “Winds of September” 35mm / 108mins

Official selection – 32nd Hong Kong International Film Festival
Official selection – 33rd Toronto International Film Festival
Official selection – 2008 Melbourne International Film Festival
Official selection – 13th Pusan International Film Festival
Winner – Best original screenplay – 45th Golden Horse Film Award
Winner – Best film – Asian New Talent – 11th Shanghai International Film
Festival
Winner – Best screenplay, best new actor, media’s choice, jury’s special
mention award – 10th Taipei International Film Festival
Nominated – Winds of Asia Award – 21st Tokyo International Film Festival
Nominated – International competition – 49th Thessaloniki International Film
Festival
Nominated – Best original screenplay – 2009 3rd Asian Film Awards

2011 “Starry Starry Night” 35mm / 98mins

Nominated – New Currents Award – 16th Pusan International Film Festival
Nominated – Best newcomer and best special effects – 6th Asian Film Awards
Nominated – Best Film From Mainland and Taiwan – 31st Hong Kong Film
Awards

Nominated – Best newcomer, special effects and adapted screenplay – 49th
Golden Horse Film Awards
Winner – Best newcomer and best special effects – 14th Taipei International
Film Festival
Winner – Crystal Hearts Film Award – 2012 Heartland Film Festival
Official selection – 8th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
Official selection – 7th Osaka Asian Film Festival
Official selection – 4th London Pan-Asia Film Festival
Official selection – 2012 Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival
Official selection – 10th Reggio Emilia Asian Film Festival
Official selection – 2012 New York Asian Film Festival
Official selection – Seattle International Film Festival

2015 “Zinnia Flower” DCP / 95mins

Winner – Ecumenical Jury Award – Special Mention – 19th Tallinn Black
Nights Film Festival
Winner – Tiger Beer Jury Award Best Picture – 9th CinemAsia Film Festival
Winner – Best Leading Actress Award – 52nd Golden Horse Awards
Nominated – Feature Competition – 30th Cabourg Film Festival
Official Selection – 20th Busan International Film Festival – A Window on Asian
Cinema
Official Selection – 28th Tokyo International Film Festival – World Focus
Official Selection – 34th Vancouver International Film Festival - Dragons &
Tigers
Official Selection – 15th New York Asian Film Festival – Taiwan Cinema Now!
Official Selection – The Wave Film Festival (Santa Barbara International Film
Festival)
Official Selection – 6th Chinese Visual Film Festival– Vision Taiwan
Official Selection – 4th Singapore Chinese Film Festival – Chinese Panorama
Official Selection – 30th Washington, DC International Film Festival
Official Selection – Asian Pop-Up Cinema Spring Season 2016
Official Selection – 35th Hawaii International Film Festival – Spotlight on
Taiwan
Official Selection – 16th San Diego Asian Film Festival – Asia Pop!
Official Selection – 19th Toronto Reel Asian International Film festival
Gala Presentation – 12th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
Opening Film – 8th Annual Cross-Strait Film Exhibition

Closing Film – 17th Taipei Film Festival

2019 “The Garden of Evening Mists” DCP / 119mins

Official Selection – 24th Busan International Film Festival – A Window on Asian
Cinema
Gala Presentation – 16th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
Opening Film – 2019 Golden Horse Film Festival
Closing Film – 2020 Asiatica Film Festival – Rome
Official Selection – 2020 EnergaCAMERIMAGE Film Festival – Contemporary
World Cinema

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: ml156@soas.ac.uk