Tiffany Frances is a Taiwanese American writer and director of narrative film and television, commercials, and music videos. She loves to create character-driven, dramatic storytelling with lyrical visuals, and explores stories about women and marginalized voices. She draws from her background as a multi-disciplinary artist in music, photography, theater, and dance.

Tiffany most recently directed an episode of KUNG FU on CW for Season 3. She was a participant in the  2020 AFI Directing Workshop for Women program, Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop, and Blackmagic Collective Feature Initiative. She is also a 2x SeriesFest + Shondaland Women Director Mentorship Finalist, a Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant Finalist, and selected in SHOOT Magazine’s 2018 New Directors Showcase. She was chosen to write and direct an original grounded sci-fi short film ANOTHER DAY for ELLE and Lexus to screen at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event in October 2021, which she is  currently adapting into a feature film. She also hosts a podcast called Film Filosophy with The Mission Entertainment to challenge and provoke thoughtful conversations about the constructs of the filmmaking industry.

Her AFI DWW film HELLO FROM TAIWAN is Oscar qualified and a recipient of The Future of Film is Female grant, premiered at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, won Grand Jury Prize at the Taiwanese American Film Festival, won Best Short at LA Diversity Film Festival, won Best Narrative Short at Reel Sisters Diversity Film Festival, won Best Drama and Best Director at SeriesFest, and screened at MoMA’s FOFIF series in partnership with Chanel.

Tiffany’s short film MOVEMENT for National Geographic premiered on National Geographic TV and garnered over 1 million views across Nat Geo’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels. Her commercial clients include Levi’s, Vogue, Citibank, Acura, Glossier, Lancome, Beautycounter, Dia & Co, and Tanya Taylor. She has been featured on ADWEEK, Adforum, Source, shots, Ladygunn, Stereogum, Paper Magazine, Muse by Clio, Blackbook, The Fader, and was a participant of the AICP Mentoring Program.

Tiffany attended UCSD for a BA in Media with a minor in Theatre, and Art Center College of Design for her MFA in Directing. After a decade of living in Brooklyn, NY, she has returned to and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Lynn Shelton "Of a Certain Age" Grant Finalist, 2023

SeriesFest x Shondaland Women Directing Mentorship Finalist, 2020 + 2021

Dot - Short Film
SeriesFest; Recipient of the Caz Matthews Fund; Dances With Films; Micheaux Film Festival; Indy Shorts International Film Festival; Cucalorus Film Festival; Sidewalk Film Festival; Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival; Calabasas Film Festival

Temple Beauty - Short Doc
Hollyshorts Film Festival; Sarasota Film Festival; Calgary Black Film Festival; Micheaux Film Festival; St. Louis International Film Festival

Hello From Taiwan - Short Film
Qualified for Oscars 2023; MOMA x The Future of Film is Female; Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2020; Winner, Grand Jury Prize - Taiwanese American Film Festival; Winner, Rising Star, Best Director, Best Drama - SeriesFest; Winner, Best Emerging Storyteller - Imagine This Women's International Film Festival; Winner, Best Short Film - Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival; Winner, Best Narrative Short - Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival; Winner, Best Short Film - Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival; Nominated, Best Short Film - Asian Film Festival; Shortlist, Best Director, Best Writer, Best Short Film - Shark Awards; Huntington Beach Cultural Cinema Showcase; San Diego Asian Film Festival; SCAD Savannah Film Festival; Toronto Shorts Film Festival; Female Voices Rock Film Festival; Milwaukee Film's Women's History Month; Seattle Asian Film Festival; DisOrient Asian American Film Festival; Oxford Film Festival; Sarasota Film Festival; NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival; HollyShorts; NewFilmmakers Los Angeles; Austin Asian American Film Festival; Nantucket Film Festival; LA Shorts International Film Festival; Asian American International Film Festival; Phoenix Film Festival; Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival; Bozeman International Film Festival; Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival; Peoria Film Festival; Washington West Film Festival; Denver Film Festival

New Directors Showcase 2018, SHOOT Magazine

What I Wish You Said - Short Film
Official Selection - Nitehawk Shorts Festival 2018; Official Selection - Festival Angaelica; Official Selection - Williamsburg Independent Film Festival; Honourable Mention, London X4 Short Film Festival; Ladies With Lenses; Film Shortage; MoMA w/The Future of Film is Female

Movement - Short Film for National Geographic
Nominated as part of Short Form Fiction Series, Brand Film Festival 2018
Nominated for Best New Artist + Video of the Year, Tongies Awards 2018

Jonesy x Les Filles - Fashion Film
Official Selection + Shortlist for Best Film for US & Canada Award, Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2018

Artifacts – Fashion Film
Official Selection, Berlin Fashion Film Festival 2017

A Cool Dark Place – Short Film
Official Selection, Chelsea Film Festival; Official Selection, La Femme Film Festival; Official Selection, Brooklyn Girl Film Festival; Short Film Corner, Cannes Film Festival; Official Selection, International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts; Finalist for Best Short Drama, New Filmmakers Los Angeles

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