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MOCHI LIN

Filmmaker · Animator · composer

Mochi grew up looking up at the green roof tiles around her neighbourhood,

running between the red imperial city walls of Beijing.

However, when she fled to Canada in 2015, looking down through the tiny porthole,

all she perceived was a city long shrouded with grey smog and yellow sandstorm.

Therefore, her artworks are often concerned with the escape, the censorship, the oppression and resistance,

the inability to express, and the irony of being physically free, yet still a prisoner.

Her art cannot be separated from her fellow men,

as it allows her to live, such as she is, on one level with them.

Outside of her studio, Mochi can always be found reading, writing, sending postcards to her penpals, hiking in the Canadian Rockies, learning languages, and above all, composing music and practicing the piano.

Education

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN

Bachelor of Fine Arts:

Film / Animation / Video
Concentration:
HPSS (History, Philosophy, Social Sciences)
2017 - 2022

BROWN UNIVERSITY
Concentration:
Music (Theory, Performance, Composition)
Other courses in:
International Law & Politicals, Comparative Literature,

English, Modern Culture & Media
 2017 - 2022

Festivals / Screenings

2023

Venezia Short Film Festival, ITALY

ORION International Film Festival, AUSTRALIA

AniMate - Australia Animation Film Festival, AUSTRALIA

Osaka Asian Film Festival, JAPAN

València Indie Film Festival, SPAIN

Ca' Foscari Short Film Festival, ITALY

Animation Dingle Festival, IRELAND

New York Indie Shorts Awards Festival, USA

Cannes Indie Shorts Awards Festival, FRANCE

Tokyo Shorts Film Festival, JAPAN

Vancouver Movie Awards Festival, CANADA

Echoes of Katyn International Film Festival, POLAND

San Bernardino Valley College International Student Film Festival, USA

Human Screen Festival, TUNISIA

Ismailia International Film Festival, EGYPT

Athens ANIMFEST - International Animation Festival, GREECE

Palm Springs Animation Festival, USA

Brighton International Animation Festival, UK

Story? International Student Documentary Festival, IRELAND

Italy International Film Festival, PORTUGAL

Dunhuang Animation Film Festival, CHINA

Doc Sunback Film Festival, USA

Meihodo International Youth Media Festival, JAPAN

Ivy Film Festival, USA

Pápa International Historical Film Festival, HUNGARY

Blacksphere International Film Festival, CZECHIA

Vancouver Short Film Festival, CANADA

FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival, PORTUGAL

Animation Festival of Halifax, CANADA

ANIMATOR International Animated Film Festival, POLAND

I.P.A.S. - Independent Political Activism Short Film Festival, GREECE

Student World Impact Film Festival, USA
International Film Festival for Human Rights, COLOMBIA

Linoleum Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, UKRAINE

ASIF International Animation Film Competition, ISRAEL

Les Percéides Film Festival, CANADA

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA

International Film Schools Festival, URUGUAY

Montreal International Animation Film Festival - ANIMAZE, CANADA

Sioux City International Film Festival, USA

Dalmatia Film Festival, CROATIA

Huntington Beach Cultural Film Festival, USA

Vancouver International Film Festival, CANADA

Vancouver Asian Film Festival, CANADA

Chaniartoon International Comic & Animation Festival, GREECE

CRAFT International Animation Festival, INDONESIA

REX Animation Film Festival, SWEDEN

Banjaluka International Animated Film Festival, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

International Film Festival The Hague, NETHERLANDS

2022
AnimaDoc Film Festival - Rising of Lusitania, POLAND
Festival Stop Motion Montréal, CANADA
Lift-Off Global Network First-Time Filmmaker Sessions, UK
Brown Media Group Film Festival, USA

Oaxaca Film Festival, MEXICO

Black Cat International Film Festival, BOLIVIA

Cine Paris Film Festival, FRANCE

Madras Independent Film Festival, INDIA

Film in Focus International Film Festival, ROMANIA

ICONA Ionian Contemporary Animation Festival, GREECE

Festival Internacional de Cine de San Luis Potosi, MEXICO

Gold Movie Awards Festival, UK
Mindanao Film Festival, PHILIPPINES

Paris International Short Film Festival, FRANCE

ANIMAKOM - Bilbao International Animation Festival, SPAIN

Hollywood Short Film Festival, USA
Munich Short Film Festival, GERMANY

Luleå International Film Festival, SWEDEN

Intervalli Festival - Cinema, ITALY

Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest, ROMANIA

2020

Providence Children’s Film Festival, USA

Vancouver International Film Festival, CANADA

2016

British Columbia Student Film Festival, CANADA

Awards / Honours

BAFTA Student Awards Shortlist - Animation (2023)

Housen Short Film Award (Best Short Film) - Osaka Asian Film Festival (2023)

Best Undergraduate Animation Honourable Mention - Ivy Film Festival (2023)

Best Animated Film - International Film School Festival (FIEC) (2023)

Best Animated Short Film - Les Percéides Festival (2023)

Silver Lynx – Animation - FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival (2023)

Outstanding Film - Meihodo International Youth Media Festival (2023)

Special Mention - 1 World Student Film Festival (2023)

Best Short Film & Jury's Distinction Award - New York Indie Shorts Film Festival (2023)

Best Short Film & Jury's Distinction Award - Venezia Short Film Festival (2023)

Best Non-Kansas Student Film - Doc Sunback Film Festival (2023)

Best Short Animation - Hollywood Short Film Festival (2022)

Mindanao Film Festival - Langyaw Award Jury's Distinction (2022)

Outstanding Achievement: Madras Independent Film Festival (2022)

Rhode Island School of Design FAV Department Award of Excellence (2020~2022)

Rhode Island School of Design Honour Student (2018~2022)

Junior Animation 1st place: British Columbia Student Film Festival (2016)

National 3rd place: Royal Canadian Legion National Remembrance Day Poster Contest (2016)

Exhibitions

New Space(s) — RISD New President Inauguration, USA 2022

RISD Experimental and Foundation Studies Triennial, USA 2020
RISD Sculpture Marathon, USA 2019

Canadian War Museum, CANADA 2017

Interviews / Broadcasts

2023

RISD Alumini Magazine - Fall 2023

Genkinahito

Asian Movie Pulse

Heroic Purgatory

Animation Obsessive

Eye For Film

Housen Short Film Award

Osaka Asian Film Festival (Japanese)

Osaka Asian Film Festival (English)

KMTV (Kent, UK)

NVTV (Belfast, UK)

Latest TV (Brighton, UK)

Sheffield Live! (Sheffield, UK)

2022

Zippy Frames

NBC 10 NEWS, USA

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