Liselle Mei

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Liselle graduated from New York University’s film program. Her thesis film, Ana: Portrait in Days won the 1st place Wasserman Award at NYU’s First Run Film Festival, the Empire State Award for Best Experimental Short and a Student Academy Award nomination.

Liselle was awarded the Women in Film Award for her series, Lower East Side Stories- screening at New York’s prestigious MOMA and on PBS’s Real NY series WNET/Thirteen. Liselle’s other awards include the Jerome Foundation’s Media Arts Award, a NYFA fellowship in Screenwriting and Urban Artist Initiative award. She was selected for the Berlin Talent Campus, Tribeca All Access, IFP’s No Borders, Pusan’s PPP program and served on the film advisory committee for the New York Foundation of the Arts.

Now Sydney based, Liselle has directed the short films, A Light Touch and Skin (through Screen Australia) and award winning, critically acclaimed feature documentary, Love Opera, winner of the ASIN awards for best documentary. Her screen writing credits include Seeing Red (winner of the Grand Jury screenplay award at the Asia Pacific Film Festival) and Red Earth- a cross cultural love story set on Queensland’s sugar cane fields. Liselle’s short stories, The Right Question and Suddenly Loud were recently published. She is currently writing her first novel.

Liselle also works as a photographer specialising in lith contact printing. Her company, Lumei Prints, offers limited edition fine art prints for sale and a bespoke artisan printng service.


Australian Screen Industry Network award for Best Feature Documentary
Urban Artist Initiative Award, New York
Grand Jury Prize, C3 market of Asia Pacific Film Festival
Berlinale Talent Campus selection for emerging filmmakers
IFP market short film finalist
New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship award for screenwriting
Jerome Foundation Media Arts Award
New York Women In Film Finishing Fund Award
27th Asian American Screenplay Competition finalist Quarter finalist at the 11th Annual Writer's Network Screenplay competition National finalist for the Student Academy Awards Empire State Award for Best Experimental short
1st place Wasserman Award for best film, NYU First Run Film festival
NYU Directing craft Award

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