Receiving pre-production funds in the fourth round of Future of Film is Female funding round (March 2019).


About the film: HELLO FROM TAIWAN is a poetic drama about a Taiwanese American family struggling to reunite across cultural and language barriers in the late 1980s. It’s written and directed by Tiffany Frances as part of the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

We open on a scene of a Taiwanese-American family reuniting at the San Jose airport in 1989. The film then goes on to explore the following weeks as the family struggles to reconnect. It's told from the point of view of the little girl at age 5, so the story unfolds from innocence to understanding how the world around her works.

Anticipated production is Summer 2019. Anticipated completion is December 2019.


About the filmmaker: Tiffany Frances is a Taiwanese American director and writer working in music videos, branded content and narrative film. She is 1 of 8 women selected in the AFI Directing Workshop for Women Class of 2020. She was selected for SHOOT Magazine's 2018 New Directors Showcase, where a trailer of her short film, WHAT I WISH YOU SAID, screened at the Directors Guild Theater in New York. Her short film MOVEMENT for National Geographic garnered over 1 million views on Facebook, while her short film A COOL DARK PLACE was the official selection at La Femme Film Festival, International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts and Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, and a finalist for Best Short Drama at the New Filmmakers Los Angeles. WHAT I WISH YOU SAID was the official selection for Nitehawk Shorts Festival and Williamsburg Independent Film Festival, while curated on the Ladies With Lenses Vimeo channel as well as Film Shortage. Other projects have screened at the Brand Film Festival and Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Her film work and photography have been featured on Paper Magazine, Ladygunn, Stereogum, The Fader and BlackBook Magazine, among others. Her producing credits include commercials for Barney's and Red Bull, music videos for Toro Y Moi and Killer Mike, while her directing clients include National Geographic, Dia & Co, Tanya Taylor, Citibank, Acura, Montiel and Jonesy.

Originally from, and currently living in Los Angeles after a decade in New York City, Tiffany Frances attended UCSD for undergraduate in Media and a minor in Theatre, and went to Art Center College of Design for her MFA in Film Directing.

Instagram: @tiffanyfrances
Twitter: @TiffanyxFrances