MIDI Z (1982, Burma) grew up in Burma/Myanmar but moved to Taiwan when he was 16, where he studied Film Directing. In 2009, he was named one of the most prominent directors by the Taipei Golden Horse Film Academy. Return to Burma, his debut feature, was selected for the Tiger Awards Competition in 2012 and The Palace on the Sea led to a Tiger Award nomination in 2014. Jade Miners (2015), his first documentary, was also selected for IFFR 2015. The Making of [5x1] is his first foray into Virtual Reality.
(selection) Paloma blanca (2006, short), Motorcycle Driver (2008, short), Hua-Xing Incident (2009, short), Gui lai de ren/Return to Burma (2011), Qiong Ren, Liu Lian, Ma Yao, Tou Du Ke/Poor Folks (2012), Hai shang huang gung/The Palace on the Sea (2013, short), Letters from the South - segment Burial Clothes (2013, co-dir), Bing du/Ice Poison (2014), Wa yu shi de ren/Jade Miners (2015, doc), My Folks in Jade City (2016, instal), The Road to Mandalay (2016), Shisi ke ping guo/14 Apples (2018, doc), Juo ren mi mi/Nina Wu (2019), The Making of [5x1] (2019, VR)
Midi Z at IFFR
Return to Burma
Letters from the South
The Palace on the Sea
The Road to Mandalay
The Making of [5x1]
360-degree film depicts the shooting of a film in a film, on the set of #MeToo drama Nina Wu.