Director Midi Z receives special mention for documentary

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/10/11

Tokyo, Oct. 11 (CNA) Taiwan-based director Midi Z (趙德胤) received special mention

Midi Z (趙德胤, left)/photo courtesy of Taiwan Cultural Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office

at the 2017 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival on Wednesday.

Z was recognized for his documentary “City of Jade,” at the festival’s award ceremony at Yamagata Central Public Hall in Japan.

In a telephone interview with CNA after the ceremony, Z said he was very lucky and was pleasantly surprised at the recognition because it was his first documentary and he was up against more experienced filmmakers.

“City of Jade” would not have made it without the support of Taiwan’s Public Television Service, said the director, who is from Myanmar and studied film making in Taiwan.
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