SWINGIN’

LANGUAGE: Taiwanese Mandarin | SUBTITLES: English English: Swingin’ Original: 輕鬆搖擺 Japanese: スウィンギン Genre: DRAMA – LGBTQ – GAY Running Time: 23 minutes 16 seconds Year of production: 2020 SYNOPSIS When sixth-grade boy Qiu is bullied in school for having gay…

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LANGUAGE: Taiwanese Mandarin | SUBTITLES: English

English: Swingin’
Original: 輕鬆搖擺
Japanese: スウィンギン

Genre: DRAMA – LGBTQ – GAY
Running Time: 23 minutes 16 seconds
Year of production: 2020

SYNOPSIS

When sixth-grade boy Qiu is bullied in school for having gay dads, he takes action to prove to the world that, unlike his parents, he is straight and manly. It’s no joke! Meanwhile, his stepfather HU Jia-How, a flamboyant Jazz trumpet player, must confront his own nightmares of childhood bullying before he can provide his son a feeling of security.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Just Film Creative Co., LTD., Taiwan
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Steven CHIANG as HU Jia-How
Mountain KAO as Stephen LEE
RUAN Bo-Hao as Qiu LEE Wei-Chung
Jasper WU as LIU Yi-Hong

MAIN CREDITS

Director: GUO Shang-Sing
Screenwriter: GUO Shang-Sing
Producer: Ivan WANG Lien-Fan
Director of Photography: Clarissa DE LOS REYES
Music Composer: HSIEH Minyen
Editing: YANG Wei-Hsin
Production and Costume Designer: WANG Guan-Yi
Sound Supervisor: R.T KAO

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Sub-genre: Coming of Age, LGBTQ+, Jazz, Gay
Language: Taiwanese Mandarin
Country of origin: Taiwan
Year of production: 2020
Total running time: 23 minutes and 16 seconds
Shooting format: 4K
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: Flat Scope (16:9 and 4:3)
Sound format: 5.1 Surround Sound or Stereo

AWARDS

2021 Best LGBTQ+ Film at Hummingbird International Film Festival INDIA
2021 Audience Award in Asia Pacific Short Film Competition at Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival USA
2021 Grand Jury Award Best Narrative Short at Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival USA
2019 Domestic Film Guidance Fund TAIWAN
2019 Kaohsiung Shorts Film Fund TAIWAN

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

2021 TBA
2021 Spot Cinema Huashan New Talents X Kaohsiung Shorts Film Festival TAIWAN
2021 Sierra International Film Weekend BOLIVIA
2021 Hiroshima International Film Festival JAPAN
2021 Hummingbird International Film Festival INDIA (*Best LGBTQ+ Film*)
2021 Vancouver Asian Film Festival CANADA
2021 Fuzhong 15 New Talents New Shorts TAIWAN
2021 Rising Sun International Film Festival JAPAN
2021 Beijing Queer Film Festival, Love Queer Cinema Week CHINA
2021 Taiwan Biennial Film Festival LA USA
2021 San Diego Asian Film Festival USA
2021 Reel Q: Pittsburgh LGBTQ+ Film Festival USA
2021 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival TAIWAN
2021 Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival USA
2021 Taiwan Film Festival in AUSTRALIA (Short Film Competition)
2021 KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival INDIA
2021 Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival USA
2021 Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival USA (*Audience Award* in Asia Pacific Short Film
Competition)
2021 Korea Queer Film Festival KOREA
2021 Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival HONG KONG
2021 Houston Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival USA (*Grand Jury Award Best Narrative Short*)
2021 CAAMFest USA
2021 Golden Harvest Awards and Short Film Festival TAIWAN
2020 Kaohsiung Film Festival TAIWAN (Kaohsiung Shorts Program)

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