Short Film: THE GIFT OF LIFE, 18min., Taiwan, Drama/Family

Lilian always aims for perfection in every detail at work. Mom reminds her to prioritize health, but she has invested all her time in work. Amid long working hours, talking to baby is her only way to recharge. As she approaches a new climax in her career, an illness strikes her by surprise. She prepares two gifts for her mom. Mom turns her care into repetitive reminders over the past two years. While she is busy at work, mom has been through a low point in life alone. She sees scars on her mom, and realizes cancer cells can also be a present, as the illness forces her to slow down and rest.

This story is create by Estée Lauder Companies Taiwan, Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

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An actress, screenwriter and director.
Graduated from the theatre program at Taipei National University of the Arts with a major in directing.

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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