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LAST UPDATE : 2016.07.19 / EDITOR : newmedia
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Po Chou Chi is an artist, director and animator from Taiwan. He loves drawing and creating stories science was very young. He is current studying on the second MFA degree in animation at UCLA. His first 3D animation film, “The Drawer of Memory”(2006), has won lots of honors and was screening in many different countries. In 2010, his second animation film, “The Lighthouse”, which is made at UCLA, has won 25 international awards and was screening in over 50 international film festivals in the world. Po Chou Chi always puts emphasis on storytelling in his films and tries to express his own view point of explaining this world. His ambition is to become an excellent animation director and make his own feature animation films in the future. He is still working hard and tries to achieve the goal now.

birth year
1970
Place of Birth
Taipei
Taiwan
Place of Residence
New Taipei City
Taiwan
education
2012
MFA Animation
University of California, Los Angeles
2006
MFA Applied Art
National Chiao Tung University
2002
BFA Fine Art
National Normal University
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CURRICULUM VITAE
2013
 
Director Spotlight Awards
UCLA Festival
2013
 
Short Film Corner
Cannes Film Festival
2013
 
Official selection
Hollywood Film Festival
2013
 
Official selection
Rode Island International Film Festival --Official selection
2013
 
Official selection
San Diego Asian Film Festival --Official selection
2011
Best Animation Nomination;
Grand Off World independent Film Award (Poland)
 
2011
 
Animation Finalist
USA Film Festival (Oscar Qualify Festival)
2011
 
Official selection
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Oscar Qualify Festival)
2011
 
Official selection
Annual Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival (Oscar Qualify Festival)
2011
 
Official selection
Chicago International Children's Film Festival (Oscar Qualify Festival)
2011
 
Official selection
20th Annual Stella Artois St. Louis International Film Festival (Oscar Qualify Festival)
2011
 
Official selection
FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (Oscar Qualify Festival)
2011
 
Semi-Finalist
38th Student Academy Awards (Student Oscars)
2011
 
Official selection
Bradford Animation Festival (UK)
2011
 
Official selection
CutOut Fest --Official selection
2011
 
Best Animation Nominate
Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival
2011
 
Animation Finalist
Janison Short Sharp Film Festival
2011
 
Animation Finalist
16th Hollywood International Family Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
San Diego Film Asian Festival
2011
 
Best Animation Nominate
The Long Island International Film Expo
2011
 
Best Animation Nominate
Taipei Awards of Taipei Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
WorldKids International Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
Burbank International Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
Marbella International Film Festival (Spian)
2011
 
Selecting Committee's Festival Favorites
SAPPORO Short Fest
2011
 
Best Animation Program
Northwest Animation Festival
2011
 
Official selection
27th The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
12th Newport Beach Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
Ninth Annual Garden State Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
AMC Theatres Kansas City Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
California Independent Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
Savannah International Animation Festival
2011
 
Official selection
California International Animation Festival
2011
 
Official selection
New York Los Angeles International Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
7th West Chester International Short Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
Tiburon International Film Festival
2011
 
Official selection
California International Shorts Festival
2011
 
The Lighthouse’, Best Children's Film Award
Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Oscar Qualify Festival)
2011
 
Special Award NEC
Cutout Fest Festival
2011
 
Audience Award
Cutout Fest Festival
2011
 
Outstanding Animation Award
Angelus Student Film Festival
2011
 
Honorable Mention Award
 
2011
 
Adobe Design Achievement Awards
 
2011
 
Animation First Place Winner
Los Angeles International New Wave Film Festival
2011
 
Best Story Award
Los Angeles International New Wave Film Festival
2011
 
Best Original Score Award
Los Angeles International New Wave Film Festival
2011
 
Animation First Place Winne
Los Angeles International New Wave Film Festival
2011
 
Best Amateur Animation
Reel to Reel International Film Festival
2011
 
Finalist
USA Film Festival
2011
 
Director Spotlight Awards
UCLA Festival
2011
 
Best Student Film Award
Sky Fest Film Festival
2011
 
Semi-Finalist
Student Oscars
2011
 
Best Animated Short Award
Ninth Annual Garden State Film Festival
2011
 
Best Animation Award
AMC Theatres Kansas City Film Festival
2011
 
Winning Films;
OFFICIAL BEST OF FEST
2011
 
Best Animation Award
California Independent Film Festival
2011
 
Best Student Animation Award
Savannah International Animation Festival
2011
 
Awards of Excellence
Accolade Competition
2011
 
Golden Level Award
California Film Award
2011
 
Best Animation Award
15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival
2010
Bestginal Score
Best Student Film
Maverick Movie Awards--3 Nominees Best Animation
2010
 
[The Lighthouse] AWARDS
 
2010
 
Awards of Excellence
Los Angeles Movie Award
2010
 
CINE Golden Eagle Award
ASIFA-Hollywood AEF Student Animation Festival
2010
 
Best Story Award
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
2010
 
Honorable Mention Award
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
2010
Sliver Award
 
ASIFA-Hollywood AEF Student Animation Festival
2010
 
Best Story Award
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
2010
 
Honorable Mention Award
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
2010
 
4 Nominees (Best Animation, Best Animation Director, Best Story, Best Original Score)
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
2010
 
Merit Award
Los Angeles Cinema Festival
2010
 
Best Story Award
UCLA Festival
2010
 
Animation 2nd Prize
Hero My Hero International Film Festival
2008
OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
The Drawer of Memory
 
2007
 
Official Selection
Golden Horse International Short Film Festival
2006
 
Golden Jury Awards
4C Digital Design Awards
2006
 
Best Story Award
4C Digital Design Awards
2006
Best Story Award
4C Digital Design Awards
 
2006
Gold Award
 
Com Graph the 7th Asia Pacific Digital Art and Animation Competition
2006
The First Prize Winner
 
12th DMS' Conference Competition in Multimedia Arts
2006
Gold Award
KT Science and Art Award
 
2006
Gold Prize
Creative Graphics
The 4th Taiwan International Animation Festival
2006
 
The Best Chinese Short Film Award
The 3rd China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival (CICDAF)
2006
 
Yuhan College Dean Prize
The 3rd China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival (CICDAF)
2006
Section
Yuhan College Dean Prize
The 8th Korea Puchon International Student Animation Festival
2006
 
The Excellent Prize
The 29th Golden Harvest Awards for Film and Digital Video
2006
 
Official Selection
Japan Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia International Competition
2006
 
Official Selection
Berlin International Short film Festival
2006
 
Official Selection
International Animation Festival in Japan HIROSHIMA
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SELECTED ARTWORKS

01 / 10
CocoaBed EP
An indie-pop band based in Taipei. The EP released in 2011 by Himalaya Records.
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01 / 10
The Drawer of Memory
Year: 2006 Director: Po Chou Chi Producer: Dow Ning Yang My first 3D animation film, which took me a year to finish it. The story is about an old woman with a drawer on her body. This drawer is full of the memory of her passed husband. She puts things into the drawer every day to look for the shadow of him. This film won over ten international festivals and was screening in many different countries, which also made me determine to become an animation director in the future.
New Media Art ,
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01 / 10
The Lighthouse
Director: Po Chou Chi Composer: Chien Yu Huang Producer: Dow Ning Yang This film is made for my parents. It is related to the director's own experience. The story is about parents support their children to make dreams come true. No matter what happened, parents will be always waiting for their children, just like the lighthouse forever lighting for the boats. This film has won 27 international awards, and screening in over 50 international festivals.
New Media Art ,
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6 mins
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01 / 10
Rescue
Type: Color Resolution: 1280X720 Frame rate: 24 fps Director: Po-Chou Chi Producer: Dow-Ning Yang Composer: Chien-Yu Huang Screen Format: HD “Rescue” is my second 3D film. The style is different from my other works. I try to use humor, action different to illustrate my message. However, storytelling is always the most important in my film. I hope the audience can enjoy and think about it after watching "Rescue"! At a lab, the three scientists are attempting to cure a mysterious creatur ...
New Media Art ,
Po-Chou Chi, 2014, New Media Art
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