Synopsis: Knowledge and Communication through the Ages
The human race has long searched for meaningful interpersonal connections. Tools and technologies have made it easier to reach out and share ideas, but each presents a new, unforeseen challenge. We must always ask: "Is this what we want? What do we want?"
Biography: Ying-Fang Shen (Dept. of Communication Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University)
A visual artist and storyteller. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, trained as a painter and immersed in East Asian arts for over 20 years, Ying-Fang Shen is very much intrigued by metaphorical communication, which strongly influences her creation of sequential arts. Her recent works falls within the fields of painting, illustration, and animation. Many of them draw upon human nature and gravitate toward related subjects and characters Shen’s animated works have been exhibited in Europe, Asia, North and South America, and have received acclaim in cities including Annecy, Chicago, New York, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Taipei, and Vancouver, Bali, Berlin, Guam, among many others.
Festival track record
BALINALE International Film Festival 2013 (Oct 4-10, 2013), Sanur Bali, Indonesia
2013 STUDIO 300 Digital Art and Music Festival (Oct 4-5, 2013), Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, USA
Whitelight's International Short Film Festival, (Sept 20-21, 2013), Co Antrim, Northern Ireland
Bootleg Film Festival NYC 2013 (Sept 19-22, 2013), New York, NY, USA
Guam International Film Festival (Sept 24-29, 2013), Guam, USA
Taipei Film Festival (Jun 18 - Jul 20, 2013), Taipei, Taiwan