Director BIO: Elen Ji (DINNER FOR TWO)

Director Biography


Born in Shanghai, China.
Graduate with BA in English from Tianjin University of Commerce;
Graduate with Postgraduate Diploma in Translation & Interpreting from Macquarie University of Sydney;
Graduate with MA in Conference Interpreting from Macquarie University of Sydney;
Worked as manager of Contemporary Art/ Oil Painting & Sculpture Dept. of Shanghai Hosane Auction House;
Now studying MFA in Filmmaking in National Taiwan University of Arts.

Director Statement

“Family” has always been an important subject to me, from which we can see more clearly of ourselves and find deeper understanding of the other individuals through the intimate relationships. I’d love to develop the ideas from daily family life to reflect people’s inner thoughts or feelings in a certain situation.

By femalefilmfestival

The irony of this festival is that its goal is to not be around in 5 years time. To eventually not be relevant because there is zero need to have a festival geared for female talent and female stories because the stories presented in Hollywood and around the world are a balanced showcase of the human experience from both sexes. Our goal is to achieve a lot of success and then fold into oblivion simply because there is no need for this festival. This festival was created by the FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival as a simple reaction to a strong need to showcase female talent from around the world in a more profound way. When putting together the weekly festival, the administration noticed a lack of a female presence in the stories being shown at the festival. A classic example and analogy to the frustration is how the festival noticed that even the smaller roles in a screenplay were written for a man to play. There was zero reason for this in many stories. How a police officer, or a political campaign manager, for example with 3-4 lines in a screenplay was a "HE" character. Why? And these are the screenplays written by the winners! The talented one who have obtained agents and have began/beginning their careers as a writer.

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