bilan liao

BiLan Liao is a new filmmaker of the "An Artist's Journey from China to America", retired art professor, and author of the book "Diary of the Dragon’s Daughter”.

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It’s a true story of a woman and her family living through the dark and terrifying days of the Mao government. Decades later, her memories still haunt her, she painted away her deepest feelings and nightmares on the canvas. She paints her life in America, which is especially relevant today.

Awards . Finalist . Official Selection


2019 Readers' Favorite Book Review and Award for the Book "Diary of the Dragon's Daughter"

About BiLan

  • 2021, Interviews, Awards, Finalist, Semi-finalist, Official Selected

  • Interviews:

  • https://www.hlc-cultcritic.com/an-artists-journey-from-china-to-america-by-bilan-liao/

  • https://www.chicagomoviemagazine.com/post/an-artist-s-journey-from-china-to-america

  • Awards (22 )

  • • Best Inspirational Film, Top Shorts, CA, US, April, 2021

  • • Best Film on Women, Crown Wood International Film Festival, 2021, West Bengal 700099, INDIA

  • • Educational Films, Outstanding Achievement Award, Cult Critic Movie Awards, 12 Jodhpur Park, West Bengal

  • • Women's Films, Druk International Film Festival Vill : Pangsho, Geog. Toewang

  • Punakha, Paro https://diff-bt.com/monthly-results-may-2021/

  • • Best Woman Filmmaker- Award of Merit, Vegas Movie Awards, Las Vegas, NV, US

  • • Best Women Short, Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, CA, US, April 18, 2021

  • • Asian Documentary Short, The IndieFEST Film Awards, La Jolla, CA, US, May 3, 2021

  • • Women's Films, Tagore International Film Festival, Birbhum, West Bengal. May 20, 2021

  • • Women's Films, L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival, Kolkata, West Bengal, May 28, 2021

  • • Best First Time Filmmaker's Film, Krimson Horyzon International Film Festival, Kolkata, West Bengal, June 9,2021

  • • Educational Film, Virgin Spring Cinefest, Kolkata, West BengalVirgin Spring Cinefest, Kolkata, West Bengal, June 16, 2021 (https://www.vscinefest.com/monthly-selection-may-june-2021/)

  • • Women Filmmakers, Award of Recognition June 2021, Best Shorts Competition

  • https://bestshorts.net/award-of-recognition-june-2021/

  • • Women’s Films, World Film Carnival - Singapore, 390 Victoria Street, Singapore 188061

  • • Educational Film, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, (South), Kolkata, West Bengal

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  • • Educational Film, Royal Society of Television & Motion Picture Awards, 59/2 Prince Golam Hossain Shah Road, Kolkata. West Bengal, IN 700032 (No IMDb)

  • • Best Film on Women, Indo French International Film Festival, PONDICHERRY

  • • Best Educational Film, Brandenburg International Film Festival, Mitte, Berlin, Germany

  • • Documentary Films Cinephilia Motion Pictures Festival, Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

  • • Women’s Films, August 16, Ghum International Film Festival, West Bengal, India

  • • Best Educational Film, Gangtok International Film Festival, June 30, 2021

  • • Documentary Films, Roshani (Reels) International Film Festival 2021, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

  • • Best Documentary Short, July, 2021, Golden Peacock International Film Festival, Port Blair, Andaman And Nicobar Island

  • Honorable Mention

  • Best Short Documentary,Toronto Film and Script Awards, April, 2021

  • Finalist (6)

  • First Time Filmmakers, Roma Short Film Festival, June, 2021

  • First Time Filmmakers, Tokyo International Short Film Festival, June, 2021

  • All categories for a short film about women, New York International Women Festival, May, 2021

  • Best First Time Short Filmmakers, Berlin Shorts Award, May 2021

  • Best Women’s issue Short, Dubai Independent Film Festival, May, 2021

  • Best Short Women's issue Film, Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift, May, 2021

  • Semi Finalist (1)

  • Best First Time Filmmaker Short, Hong Kong Indie Film Festival, June, 2021

  • Nominee (1)

  • Best Documentary Feature, Lonely Wolf: London International Film Festival, Summer, 2021. UK

  • Official Selected (8)

  • Golden Wheat Awards, June, 2021

  • Miami Indie Film Awards, May, 2021

  • Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival, May, 2021

  • Austin Lift-Off Film Festival, May, 2021

  • LA Independent Women Film Awards, April, 2021

  • Chicago Indie Film Awards, April, 2021

  • Montreal Independent Film Festival, April, 2021

  • Toronto International Women Film Festival, May, 2021