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Director

Cheng-Hsu Chung

Cheng-Hsu Chung is a Taiwanese animation director and visual artist currently working and living in Berlin, Germany. Chung’s artistic practice focuses on using surreal images and character performances in animation to articulate the changing nature of emotion, modern love relationships and the experiences queer bodies encounter in today’s queer culture.

Chung’s films have been screened in international film festivals, such as Ottawa International Animation Festival, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, GLAS Animation Festival and more. His awards include Taiwan Grand Prize at Kaohsiung Film Festival, Bronze at Berlin Music Video Awards 2020, Jury mention at London International Animation Festival. His film ‘Adorable’ was also nominated for Best Animated Short Film in Golden Horse Award and Taipei Film Festival.

As well as his short films, Cheng also works on commissions such as music videos, advertisements, and illustrations. Through working artistically and commercially, Cheng has merged the both worlds and created his playful and surreal visual style. As an animation artist and illustrator, his work adds artistry and originality to commercial projects while maintaining a signature style throughout. His selected clients include Adult Swim, BBC, Bayer AG, Berliner Zeitung, Warp Records, Adidas, among others.