Headshot-2Diana Chao is a Taiwanese filmmaker, who earned her BA in English Literature & Linguistics from National Chengchi University (2007, Taipei TW) & MFA in Film Production at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts (2013, Los Angeles USA) by concentrating in writing & directing. In 2012, she directed to promote an US-China collaboration feature FINDING MR. RIGHT in NYC. In 2014, she worked with the KUNGFU PANDA III team as interpreter at Dreamworks.  Dedicated to independent filmmaking, she joined the team of Vidlings & Tapeheads Film Festival since their first year and continue as their senior programmer.

THE RESTORATION (2015) as her thesis, premiered in competition at Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival and was awarded “Merit for Cinematography” at Rochester International Short Film Festival (NY, US) and “Best Original Score” at Long Island Film Expo. Her recent short BIG LITTLE MAN (2019) received the Taiwanese government Ministry of Culture’s grant for short films and world premiered in competition at Rhode Island International Film Festival.

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