Rising Voices Season
Maps charts the tumultuous relationship between a working mother and her daughter throughout the years, examining the sacrifices parents make and the difficulties their children face, as we feel the fleeting quality of life.
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Meet the Filmmaker
Georgia Fu is a Taiwanese American filmmaker, interested in unusual connections and the ephemeral quality of life. She received her BFA from NYU in Cinema Studies and East Asian Studies. After college, she worked at the photo desk of the International Herald Tribune in Paris and Hong Kong. She then completed her MFA in Film at NYU’s Tisch Asia in Singapore. Her shorts include: Gigantic (Slamdance, Chicago International Film Festival) and Miss World (Jury Prize at New Orleans Film Festival, Best Editing at Hollyshorts). With Miss World, she received the Linda Mabalot New Directors/New Vision award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Georgia participated in AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women, completing another short titled, You Win USA Vacation Resort (Best Short at Los Angeles Pacific Film Festival). She also participated in Universal’s Director Initiative, and TIFF’s Filmmaker Lab, where she went on to win the HFPA/Film Independent Residency award. Up next, she is developing her first feature, Approximate Joy. (georgiafu.com)