Corrie Chen

Writer / Director

Corrie Chen is an award-winning filmmaker whose short films have screened at numerous festivals both locally and internationally. Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, she is drawn to exploring themes of dichotomy and identity. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Victorian College of the Arts, with a Masters in Film and Television.

Corrie is a beneficiary of the prestigious Screen Australia Talent Escalator program, through which she completed her short film Reg Makes Contact. The film screened at the 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Live Action Short at the 2015 AACTA Awards. Corrie also directed the short documentary Suicide and Me, which screened on ABC2 and earned her an ADG Award for Best Short Documentary. The film follows three young suicide survivors who confront the stigma by revealing why they attempted suicide and ultimately, how they found hope.

Across her body of work, she has been nominated for an Australian Director’s Guild Award for Best Student Film for Wonder Boy, an ATOM Award for Best Short Fiction for Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too, and was runner-up in the Film category of the QANTAS Spirit of Youth Award, judged by Robert Luketic. Her films have won numerous prizes and honourable mentions, and have also screened in Academy-accredited festivals such as the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, and Flickerfest. Since graduating from VCA, Corrie has participated in talent labs as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival (Accelerator), and the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale Talents). In 2011 she was a recipient of Screen Australia’s Raw Nerve Production initiative with her short film Bruce Lee Played Badminton Too, which she is currently developing as a feature. Corrie’s comedy short, Bloomers, was her first collaboration with writer Michelle Law.

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