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Eric Lin is currently finishing his studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Program. His films have been selected to screen at festivals all over, including the Independent Feature Film Market, the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Golden Lion International Short Film Festival, Taiwan. He has received support for his work from the C.V. Starr Institute, the Oppenheimer New Filmmakers Grant, and the New York State Council for the Arts. In 2003, he won the Asian American International Screenplay Competition for his script, KILGORE. In addition to finishing his latest short narrative film, WHAT REMAINS, he is also developing a feature film based on the short. His short documentary, MUSIC PALACE, premiered at the prestigious New Directors/New Films Festival, held at the Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In addition, MUSIC PALACE was nominated for a Student Academy Award and has gone on to screen at the Telluride Film Festival, the Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival (France), the Minimalen Short Film Festival (Norway), and the BAMCinematek in Brooklyn as part of the Village Voice Best of 2004 Film Series, and has been sold to the Independent Film Channel for national broadcast. He freelances as a director and editor.

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