Tze Chun, writer-director of the award-winning film Children of Invention was the first recipient of the George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award at the Closing Night of the DC APA Film Festival in Washington D.C. Saturday night. Chun was awarded an original bronze sculpture from artist Chin Wen Chuang and also received a cash prize.
George Lin’s brother Frank was in attendance and shared the wonderful news that the City of San Diego has declared Tuesday, October 13, 2009, George Lin Day. The declaration will be made by Council member Carl DeMaio on 10 a.m. that day at the San Diego City Council meeting.
DC APA Film congratulates Chun for winning the George Lin Award. Children of Invention made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. Since then the film has racked up numerous awards. Chun was also named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine.
DC APA Film is especially thrilled about the ceremony in San Diego celebrating George Lin’s life. He was an active and important figure in the Asian and Asian American media & arts community and played a key role as a spokesperson for Asian and Asian American recognition across the spectrum of film, media, art and education.
About The George C. Lin Memorial Fund
The George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award is funded by public donations to the George C. Lin Memorial Fund. The objective of The George C. Lin Memorial Fund is to provide grants and support to students, educators and professionals in the media & arts industries on a non-profit basis. The fund also provides donations and working support towards pheochromocytoma cancer research, education and awareness. Charitable donations can be made to: The George C. Lin Memorial Fund, c/o The San Diego Foundation, 2508 Historic Decatur Rd. Ste. 200, San Diego, CA 92106