Jun Li’s "I Might Write About Us" wins HAF Taipei Film Commission Award
Jun Li’s "I Might Write About Us" wins HAF Taipei Film Commission Award - Taipei Film Commission
With an aspiration to support film projects that are co-produced with creative talents and enterprises from the Taipei City, Taipei Film Commission (TFC) collaborates with Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) this year: the Taipei Film Commission Award is sponsored by TFC, with cash award of US$10,000 (approx. NT$ 280,000).
▲ Taipei Film Commission Award is sponsored by TFC, with cash award of US$10,000.
The Award is presented to Jun Li’s I Might Write About Us. Jun Li’s latest film Drifting (2021) was selected by the International Film Festival Rotterdam and had a huge success at the 58th Golden Horse Awards: 12 nominations (including Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Leading Actor nominations) and the Best Adapted Screenplay. I Might Write About Us will be Jun Li’s third feature. The story is personal to the director but much more related to the Hong Kong and Asian society. I Might Write About Us demonstrates strong potential to be co-produced by Taiwanese companies. Also, the project is looking forward to collaborating with Taiwanese actors and crew.
▲ Taipei Film Commission Award is presented to Jun Li’s I Might Write About Us.
“Although we cannot see each other face to face in Hong Kong due to the pandemic, I am very happy to present the Taipei Film Commission Award online. We are delighted with our partnership with HAF this year, and we hope to encourage international productions and talents to come to Taipei.” Ms. Jennifer Jao, Vice-Chairman and Director of Taipei Film Commission remarked at the online Award Ceremony on March 16th. In his award acceptance speech, Jun Li was enthusing about his hope to collaborate with filmmakers and talents from Taipei in the near future.
▲ Ms. Jennifer Jao, Vice-Chairman and Director of Taipei Film Commission remarked at the online Award Ceremony.
The new project reflects on trauma and mortality through a gay man’s sexual encounters with strangers at the time of the collapse of civilization. Jun Li expresses his creative intention: “This is a dialectic film with no grand drama. Instead, it focuses on daily discourses and domesticity. As gay men, our sexuality has always been a politicized subject, so it is a unique lens to scrutinize the current turbulence with reference to our social history of AIDS epidemic and gay liberation. This is the most personal project I’ve worked on to date. Unlike other works on gay men and promiscuity, this project is not about loneliness and isolation. On the contrary, it’s about human connections, living with our vulnerability and innate ability to support one another.”
▲ Jun Li delivered his award acceptance speech.