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Film Festivals

Int'l Fest of Cinema & Technology
(IFCT) NYC, New York
July 24th, 2005
www.ifct.org

DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Washington, DC
October 14th, 2004
www.apafilm.org

Optic Nerve Festival
Peterborough, Ontario
May 9th, 2004
www.optic-nerve.ca

VCFilmFest
Los Angeles, Calif.
May 1st, 2004
www.vconline.org

Female Eye Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
November 23rd, 2003
www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com

Northwest Asian American Film Festival
Seattle, Washington
October 24th, 2003
www.nwaaff.org

Calgary Int'l Film Festival - invited
Calgary, Alberta
September 27th, 2003
www.calgaryfilm.com

Ladyfest
Halifax, Nova Scotia
August 23rd, 2003
www.ladyfesthalifax.org

26th Asian American International
Film Festival (AAIFF)
NYC, New York
June 29th, 2003
www.asiancinevision.org

Worldwide Short Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
June 4th & 7th, 2003
www.worldwideshortfilmfest.com

ReelWorld Film Festival**
Toronto, Ontario
April 4th, 2003
www.reelworld.ca

6th Annual Reel Asian Int'l Film Festival
Toronto, Ontario
Dec. 1st, 2002
www.reelasian.com

21st Vancouver Int'l Film Festival
Vancouver, B.C.
Sept. 29th & Oct. 3rd, 2002
www.viff.org

Antimatter Festival of
Underground Short Film & Video
Victoria, B.C.
Sept. 22nd, 2002
www.antimatter.ws

Screenings

Movie Monday
For Asian Heritage Month
Victoria, B.C., May 10th, 2004
www.islandnet.com/mm
*shown with Slice of Primal Pie (short, visual rhthym film) directed by Carolyn Wong. Also May 3rd screened Beat Truths: a portrait of Graeme Kirkland (short, spoken word) , directed by Carolyn Wong.

International Women's Day
Honoured and presented by Female Eye
Film Festival, introduced by ReelWorld
Festival at the National Film Board of
Canada. Toronto, Ontario
March 8th, 2004

University of Illinois & UT Cinema Asian
Part of the 2003/2004 AAIFF National Tour,
Asian CineVision, U.S.A.

Harbourfront Centre's
World's Fare Festival
The America's: Reel Visions Series
Toronto, Ontario, July 12, 2003

Asian Heritage Month Event
Victoria, B.C., May 30th, 2003

Asian Heritage Month Event
Chinese Cinema Night
Vancouver, B.C., May 21st, 2003

Asian Heritage Month Event
Innis Town College, U of T
Toronto, Ontario, May 14th,2003

Cinematheque, Art Gallery of Ontario
Independents Series
Toronto, Ontario, April 23rd, 2003

L.I.F.T.'s Salon des Refuses
Toronto, Ontario, Sept. 10th 2002

Additionals

Broadcast on TVO (Public Television Ontario), Masterworks Series, Exposures: The Art of Film & Video Pt.1 Proceded with intro by filmmaker
June 30, 2005 www.tvo.org

Past Lives II TV Series on Global Prime 'A Grandmother's Truth' episode PL-22 April 12th & 16th, 2005 * the Series focuses on subjects that delve into past lives. Because of Yin Yin/Jade Love, and how my film explored my grandmother's past life, they approached me to be a 'guest' in an episode. www.globaltv.com

Acquired by the National
Library of Canada
August 2004
www.collectionscanada.ca

Acquired by the National Archives of Canada 35mm film print - Fall 2003 www.archives.ca

Yin Yin/Jade Love was also invited to participate in the AAIFF National Tour (July 2003 to May 2004), the only touring festival of it's kind and included in ACV's (Asian Cine Vision) Media Archive/Library, the most comprehensive collection of Asian/Americanwork for cultural and educational use in the nation, located in New York City. www.asiancinevision.org

Awards



**Winner of "Outstanding Canadian Short Film Award"**
ReelWorld Film Festival 2003, Toronto, ON, Canada
www.reelworld.ca


Press to date



TimesColonist newspaper, Victoria, B.C.
Review & interview with entertainment reporter Michael Reid, front cover Arts Section.
May 10th, 2004
view newspaper article

SceneandHeard.ca online magazine
Review of International Women's Day screening by Tracey Moore
March 2004 Volume 04, 01 (V0104 - Issue 01)
www.sceneandHeard.ca

indiefilms.ca - online indie film magazine
With Todd William Schroeder, about DP role on 'Grande Bouche' music video and Yin Yin/Jade Love.
May 21st, 2004
www.indiefilms.ca

Take One
Film & Television in Canada Magazine
Reel Asian Film Festival coverage
by Allan Tong
March/May 2003 issue

Asianamericanfilm.com online magazine
review of Yin Yin/Jade Love & ReelWorld Film Festival
by Allan Tong
May 21, 2003
www.asianamericanfilm.com

Celluloid City & Woymm Words - CHRY 105.5
York University Radio, interview with Michelle Joseph
broadcast June 5th and June 11th, 2003

Wake UP with CO-OP - CFRO 102.7FM
Vancouver Coop Radio, live radio interview with Imtiaz Popat to promote Asian Heritage Month Event www.coopradio.org
May 12, 2003

L.I.F.T. (Liasion of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto) Magazine
Cover story, Interview by Glen Miller
November 2002
www.lift.on.ca

Global CH Television
September 20th, 2002
Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island, British Columbia
GO Magazine with Jenny Manachek interview & clip from film.

The Toronto Star article
September 9th, 2002
'Rejects with Dreams of Big Screen' by Phinjo Gombu, Entertainment Reporter
L.I.F.T.'s (Liaisons of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto) 'Salon des Refuses'

New VI/Movie Television
September 18th, 2002;
NewVI, CityTV Vancouver, CityTV Toronto
Interview with Terry David Mulligan in Vancouver, B.C. during Vancouver Int'l Film Festival.


Materials for media



Technical Information
Documentary short
- genre: documentary/experimental
- running time: 27:57 minutes
- Colour and B&W, mixed mediums (16mm, Super 8, 8mm, VHS, stills)
- Principle photography format: 16mm & Super 8mm
- Archival photography format: 8mm & VHS

Exhibition formats - stereo sound
BetaSP NTSC & PAL
MiniDV NTSC
VHS NTSC & PAL
DVD
35mm print - 4:3/1:33 screening ratio
- Optical Dolby SR
- 2 reels
- 2580 feet (aprox) / 786.5 meters (aprox)

Country of production - Canada
Principal photography location - Victoria, B.C.


Synopsis
SYNOPSIS - full
In Chinese, Yin Yin means your 'father's mother', Jade Love is the English translation of the grandmother's name, Yuk Oy. The title represents the grandmother she knew and the woman that was discovered.

Yin Yin/Jade Love is a documentary about a granddaughter's discovery of her grandmother after she has died. The film simultaneously explores the emotional impact of the filmmaker's last visit with her grandmother, her death, what was subsequently discovered about her extraordinary life, and childhood memories surrounding her and her home. The narration, by the filmmaker, is supported by past (VHS, 8mm, historical stills), present (16mm) and recreated (Super 8) images that are woven together creating a rich densely layered reflective collage. Yin Yin/Jade Love hopes to capture a portrait of the filmmaker's Yin Yin and convey insight into the experience of loss, discovery and regret.

SYNOPSIS - brief
Yin Yin/Jade Love is an experimental documentary about a granddaughter's discovery of her grandmother, after she has died. The film simultaneously explores the emotional impact of the filmmaker's last visit with her grandmother, her death, what was subsequently discovered about her extraordinary life, and childhood memories surrounding her and her home.

(optional for brief synopsis)
In Chinese, Yin Yin means your 'father's mother', Jade Love is the English translation of the grandmother's name, Yuk Oy. The title represents the grandmother she knew and the woman that was discovered.

LOG LINE
Yin Yin/Jade Love is about a granddaughter's discovery of her grandmother, after her death. The film conveys insight into the experience of loss, discovery, regret.

LOG LINE
Yin Yin/Jade Love is about a granddaughter's discovery of her grandmother, after her death.

Background of the film:
Losing my grandmother, who I called Yin Yin, was a profound emotional experience in my life. After she died, fragments and vague stories about her past were slowly revealed through my relatives. I was extremely intrigued with the contradictions and unanswered questions. Yet frustrated why I had not been told these stories before or asked Yin Yin about her life. I realized that I needed to find out who she was as an individual before she was my Yin Yin. In doing so, I hoped to come to terms with my mourning. As for the film's title, it represents the grandmother I knew and the independent woman I discovered. Yin Yin, in the chinese culture means my "father's mother", Jade Love is the english translation of her chinese name, Yuk Oy.

Description of the film:
Yin Yin/Jade Love is experimental in nature and consists of woven memoirs, and documentary material. It explores the emotional impact from my last visit with my grandmother, her death, what was subsequently discovered about her life, and my childhood memories surrounding her and her home. The film's narrative structure closely reflects the way I discovered her, in fragmented, scattered, and fading memories. The film begins with a present-day visit to her former house and this acts as the device to segue into historical sequences. Present-day images are filmed in 16mm to contrast the historical material, i.e., 8mm homemovies, vhs video, archival documents, family photographs and Super 8mm recreations, forming a motif to facilitate the viewer's ability to recognize my reflection from present to past throughout the film.

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    Film Stills (.tiff)
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    Young Yin Yin
    Young Yin Yin
    Young Yin Yin
    Young Yin Yin
    Grand Parents
    Grand Parents
    Airplane Window
    Airplane Window
    House Window
    House Window
    Yin Yin in Car
    Yin Yin in Car
    Yin Yin Last Image
    Yin Yin Last Image
    Carolyn Wong, Director
    Carolyn Wong, Director


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    Yin Yin / Jade Love
    Toronto, Canada

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