About

Dahci Ma

Contact  dahcima (at) gmail (dot) com

Biography & Filmography
Dahci Ma’s films have been selected and awarded at more than 100 festivals around the world including Cannes’ Official Competition. The Mysteries of Nature, which she made when she was 21, won the grand-prix at Lincoln Center in New York. She was the youngest director ever to receive the award. As an upcoming talent Ma has been selected by Berlinale Talents, Busan’s Asian Film Academy and Rotterdam Lab. Her first feature project Bluebeard’s Castle is an official selection of Busan’s Asian Film Market E-IP program. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin.

Bluebeard’s Castle — fiction/2016/100min
Ghost — 
fiction/2011/10min
The Mysteries of Nature — fiction/2008/10min
Nevertheless — fiction/2005/12min
What — documentary/2004/25min
Where is the Glove? — fiction/2003/12min

64th Festival de Cannes (France)
60th Melbourne Film Festival (Australia)
47th Chicago International Film Festival (USA)
44th Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic de Catalunya (Spain)
32nd Blue Dragon Awards (South Korea)
31st Cambridge Film Festival (UK)
25th Leeds International Film Festival (UK)
23rd Ankara International Film Festival (Turkey)
22nd Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden)
17th Athens International Film Festival (Greece)
16th Indie Forum Film Festival (South Korea)
15th Fantasia International Film Festival (Canada)
15th Bermuda International Film Festival (Bermuda)
12th International Izmir Short Film Festival (Turkey)
11th Rome Independent Film Festival (Italy)
11th Calgary Underground Film Festival (Canada)
11th Korea Youth Film Festival (South Korea)
11th Jeonbook Indie Film Festival (South Korea)
10th Mise-en-scene Short Film Festival – Best Horror Film (South Korea)
9th Vladivostok International Film Festival (Russia)
9th Tirana International Film Festival (Albania)
8th Asian Youth Film Festival – Vision Award (South Korea)
8th Akbank Short Film Festival (Turkey)
7th Prague Short Film Festival (Czech Rep.)
6th London Korean Film Festival (UK)
6th Korean American Film Festival New York – Best Short Film (USA)
5th International Short and Documentary Film Festival of Kerala (India)
5th Cinema Digital Seoul (South Korea)
4th Film Festival for Women’s rights (South Korea)
3rd Hangzhou Asian Film Festival – Special Mention (China)
3rd Korean Film Festival in Australia (Australia)
1st Duhok International Film Festival (KRG)
1st Postira Seaside Festival (Croatia)
1st Kalar International Short Film Festival – Best Actor (KRG)
2012 Mexico Film Festival – Best Short Film (USA)
2011 LA New Wave International Film Festival
-Honorable Mention Award, Best Production Design, Best Special Effects (USA)
37th Dance on Camera (USA) – Jury Prize
16th International Festival of Videodance (Italy) – Special mention
46th Golden Prague International Television Festival (Czech Rep.)
4th Reel Dance Film Festival (Canada)
3rd Mostra Internacional de Videodança de São Carlos (Brazil)
The Dance Camera West Film Festival (USA)
American Dance Festival (USA)
Wisconsin Film Festival (USA)
Jumping Frames Dance Video Festival (Hong Kong)
St. Petersburg International Youth Film Festival (Russia)
Dance Camera Istanbul (Turkey)
Festival Internacional de Video-danza de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Muestra Internacional de música y audiovisuales avanzados (Spain)
RE: PLAY INTERNESENAL DOKUMENTARI KUMHEI (India)
Suddenly Dance Theatre’s 12th ROMP! (Canada)
International Exhibition of music and visual art (Spain)
James Bridges Theatre on UCLA campus (USA)
Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival (Palestine)
Grand Valley State University (USA)
Dance for Reel by the Emory University Dance Program and Department of Film Studies (USA)
2011 DANSCAMDANSE (Belgium)
2012 DMJ International Video Dance Festival (Japan)
12th Independent Film and Video Awards – Jury’s Recommendation Work (Hong Kong)
48th International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao (Spain)
11th International Short Film Festival of Siena (Italy)
6th Short Film Festival Wie wir leben- The Way We Live Munich (Germany)
2nd Look and Roll Short Film Festival (Swiss)
5th YMCA Youth Film Festival – Grand Prize (South Korea)
4th EBS Youth Film Festival – Jury Prize (South Korea)

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