contact - brianlye.sfs(at)gmail.com
vimeo - https://vimeo.com/brianlye

CV

Brian Lye (b. 1980, Vancouver, BC)

Education

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
-M.F.A. Candidate in the department of Visual Art, Art History, and Theory, 2015-present

The National Film and Television Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
- Guest student of Writing and Directing, by invitation from the institution, 2009 - 2010

Sydney Film School, Sydney, Australia
- Diploma of Screen in Film Production, 2008

Konan University, Kobe, Japan
-1 year exchange for Japanese Language and Cultural Studies, 2000 - 2001

University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
-Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies and Japanese Studies, 1998 - 2002

Films, Screenings, Group Shows

Candle – Group Show at The Belkin Gallery, MFA Graduate Exhibition, May 2017, Vancouver, Canada
-Screening: Etude (16mm, 3mins), Light Show (Installation with projector, crystals, dowel, and rubber band), Approximately 4032 Roses (a few which might not be roses) In my neighbourhood (16mm, 3 mins, silent)

The Lind Prize – Group Show at Presentation House Gallery, April 2017, North Vancouver, Canada
- Showing: Approximately 4032 Roses (a few which might not be roses) In my neighbourhood (16mm, 3 mins, silent), Shitty Magician #3 (HD Video, 1 minute, Silent)

Images Festival, 2016, Toronto, Canada
- Namaste Fox, 2013 (16mm, 2 mins)

Access Gallery - Three Kinds of Abstraction, group show, Vancouver, Canada
- Showing: Positive Affirmation Nightlights, 2014-2016 (series of sculptures made from 35mm slides, film canisters, and bejeweled flashlights) Curated by April Thompson

For To Do, MFA Group Show, AHVA Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, February 2016
-Domestic Trick #4 (2016, 16mm, 3 minutes, silent)

A Man Who Appreciates a Good Nature Cuttaway, 2014 (16mm, 2 mins)
- Group screening, Fool Me Once, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tuscon, 2015

River Corner Store, 2013 (16mm, 4 mins)
- KIAC Summer Screening of Dawson City Films 2014, Canada
- Sydney Underground Film Festival 2014, Australia
- Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2014, Canada

Ordinary Gold, 2013 (16mm, 9 mins)
- KIAC Summer Screening of Dawson City Films 2014, Canada
- Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2014, Canada

Be Nice! Bernice! 2012 (16mm, 9 mins, Co-Director)
- Intersections 2013, Vancouver, Canada (Curated by the Tomorrow Collective’s Brief Encounters Series and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society)

Standing In The Road, Dempster Highway Version, 2013 (DV, 2 mins)
- Antimatter Film Festival 2013, Victoria, Canada
- WNDX Festival of Moving Image 2013, Winnipeg, Canada
- Counterpath Press 2013, Denver, USA

Peach Juice, 2012 (DV, 8 mins, Co-Director)
- Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema 2013, Brazil
- Ozu Film Festival 2013, Italy
- Tallgrass International Film Festival 2013, USA
- Cinefest, Sudbury International Film Festival 2013, Canada
- Chicago International Film Festival 2013, USA
- Milwaukee Film Festival 2013, USA
- Traverse City Film Festival 2013, USA
- Seattle International Film Festival 2013, USA
- Monterrey International Film Festival 2013, Mexico
- Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2013, Canada
- Regard Sur le Court Métrage 2013, Canada
- Mecal Short Film Festival 2013, Spain
- Salt Spring Film Festival 2013, Canada
- Vancouver International Film Festival 2012, Canada
- ANIMAGE - International Animation Festival of Pernambuco 2012, Brazil
- New Hampshire Film Festival 2012, USA
- Oaxaca Film Festival 2012, Mexico
- Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival 2012, Canada
- Edmonton International Film Festival 2012, Canada
- Sydney Underground Film Festival 2012, Australia
- Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival 2012, Brazil
- Montreal World Film Festival 2012, Canada
- Guanajuato International Film Festival 2012, Mexico
- Canal+ Television Network, 2013, France
- Air Canada, In-flight screenings for 2013, Domestic and International Flights
- SBS Television Network, 2013, Australia

Taipei Taxi, 2011 (16mm, 7 mins)
-Worldwide Short Film Festival 2011, Toronto, Canada
-Vladivostok International Film Festival 2012, Russia
-Antimatter Film Festival 2012, Victoria, Canada

Box Man Hong Kong Lonely Heart, 2011 (16mm, 4mins)
-Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2012, Canada
-Lahore International Children’s Festival 2012, Pakistan
-Vancouver International Film Festival 2011, Canada

Training A Fool Is Not A Joke, 2011 (16mm, 5 minute loop)
- Failure Fest 2014, Denver, USA
- Made for LIVE! Vancouver Performance Art Biennale 2011 screened at:
- Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
- VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Carry Me Home, 2011 (16mm, 9 mins)
-Primavera Film Festival 2011, Australia
-Buster Children and Youth Film Festival 2011, Denmark
-Blue Mountains Film Festival 2011, Australia

Love Birds, 2010 (35mm, 7 mins)
- Future Shorts 2013, UK
- Sundance Film Festival 2011, USA
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2011, Australia
- LA Film Festival 2011, USA
- Fantastic Film Festival 2011, Sweden
- Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2012, Canada
- Guanajuato International Film Festival 2011, Mexico
- Edmonton International Film Festival 2011, Canada
- Calgary International Film Festival 2011, Canada
- Telluride Film Festival 2011, USA
- 1 Reel Film Festival 2011, Seattle, USA
- Couch Fest Film Festival 2011, Iceland
- New York No Limits 2011, USA
- L'Etrange Film Festival 2011, France
- Seattle International Film Festival 2011, USA
- Curtocircuito, Santiago de Compostela 2011, Spain
- Apen Shortsfest 2011, USA
- Nashville International Film Festival 2011, USA
- Florida Film Festival 2011, USA
- Rincon International Film Festival 2011, Puerto Rico
- Rooftop Film Festival 2011, New York City
- FEC Cambrils-Reus Short Film Festival 2011, Spain
- Vancouver International Film Festival 2010, Canada
- Syracuse International Film Festival 2010, USA
- Go Short Film Festival, 2011, Njimegen, The Netherlands
- Flatpack Festival 2011, Birmingham, UK
- Primavera Film Festival 2010, Sydney Australia
- Canal+ Television Network, 2011, France, Africa, Switzerland
- SBS Television Network, 2011, Australia

Mr. Hector Dudley, 2008 (DV, 8 mins)
- Sand Fly Short Film Festival 2010, Australia
- Viva Leichhardt Film Festival 2009, Australia
- Global Chinese University Film Festival in Hong Kong 2009, Hong Kong
- Museum of Sydney, 2009, Australia

Look At Them Run, Why Are They Running? 2008 (16mm, 6 mins) Sydney Film School
- Viva Leichhardt Film Festival 2009, Australia
- Winnipeg Cinemateque 2013, Canada

Miguel Kawasaki, 2008 (16mm, 8 mins)
- Dungog Film Festival 2009, Australia

Totte Mitsu, Let's Go To Russia, 2005 (DV, 7 mins)
- Reel Asian Film Festival 2011, Toronto, Canada
- Duotone Arts Festival 2005, Kelowna, Canada

Pervo, 2005 (DV, 2 mins)
- Sydney Underground Film Festival 2012, Australia

Awards

Peach Juice
-Best Animation, New Hampshire Film Festival 2012
-Honourable Mention for Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film, Vancouver International Short Film Festival 2012

Love Birds
- The Ellen, Filmmaker to Watch Award, Aspen Shortsfest 2011
- Staff Favourite, Couch Fest 2011, Iceland
- Best Film – Quickie’s Erotic Short Film Festival, San Francisco 2011
- Best Film - Primavera Film Festival, Sydney Australia 2010
- Director's Choice, Best Comedy, Rincon International Film Festival, Puerto Rico 2011

Mr. Hector Dudley
- Best Film - Primavera Film Festival, Sydney Australia 2009
- Best Documentary and Best Sound at Sydney Film School Student Festival 2008

Look At Them Run, Why Are They Running?
- Best Thesis Film, Sydney Film School Student Festival 2008

British Columbia Arts Council, Project Assistance for Media Artists, 2011, 2012
BC Binning Memorial Fellowship, 2016
William Rea Fellowship in Television, 2016
Roloff Beny Foundation Scholarship, 2015

Residency

- Klondike Institute For Arts And Culture, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, 2013
- Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Artists in Communities, Associate Artist, 2011, 2013, 2014

contact - brianlye.sfs(at)gmail.com
vimeo - https://vimeo.com/brianlye

CV

Brian Lye (b. 1980, Vancouver, BC)

Education

The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
-M.F.A. Candidate in the department of Visual Art, Art History, and Theory, 2015-present

The National Film and Television Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
- Guest student of Writing and Directing, by invitation from the institution, 2009 - 2010

Sydney Film School, Sydney, Australia
- Diploma of Screen in Film Production, 2008

Konan University, Kobe, Japan
-1 year exchange for Japanese Language and Cultural Studies, 2000 - 2001

University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada
-Bachelor of Arts Degree in Film Studies and Japanese Studies, 1998 - 2002

Films, Screenings, Group Shows

Candle – Group Show at The Belkin Gallery, MFA Graduate Exhibition, May 2017, Vancouver, Canada
-Screening: Etude (16mm, 3mins), Light Show (Installation with projector, crystals, dowel, and rubber band), Approximately 4032 Roses (a few which might not be roses) In my neighbourhood (16mm, 3 mins, silent)

The Lind Prize – Group Show at Presentation House Gallery, April 2017, North Vancouver, Canada
- Showing: Approximately 4032 Roses (a few which might not be roses) In my neighbourhood (16mm, 3 mins, silent), Shitty Magician #3 (HD Video, 1 minute, Silent)

Images Festival, 2016, Toronto, Canada
- Namaste Fox, 2013 (16mm, 2 mins)

Access Gallery - Three Kinds of Abstraction, group show, Vancouver, Canada
- Showing: Positive Affirmation Nightlights, 2014-2016 (series of sculptures made from 35mm slides, film canisters, and bejeweled flashlights) Curated by April Thompson

For To Do, MFA Group Show, AHVA Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, February 2016
-Domestic Trick #4 (2016, 16mm, 3 minutes, silent)

A Man Who Appreciates a Good Nature Cuttaway, 2014 (16mm, 2 mins)
- Group screening, Fool Me Once, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tuscon, 2015

River Corner Store, 2013 (16mm, 4 mins)
- KIAC Summer Screening of Dawson City Films 2014, Canada
- Sydney Underground Film Festival 2014, Australia
- Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2014, Canada

Ordinary Gold, 2013 (16mm, 9 mins)
- KIAC Summer Screening of Dawson City Films 2014, Canada
- Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2014, Canada

Be Nice! Bernice! 2012 (16mm, 9 mins, Co-Director)
- Intersections 2013, Vancouver, Canada (Curated by the Tomorrow Collective’s Brief Encounters Series and Cineworks Independent Filmmakers Society)

Standing In The Road, Dempster Highway Version, 2013 (DV, 2 mins)
- Antimatter Film Festival 2013, Victoria, Canada
- WNDX Festival of Moving Image 2013, Winnipeg, Canada
- Counterpath Press 2013, Denver, USA

Peach Juice, 2012 (DV, 8 mins, Co-Director)
- Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema 2013, Brazil
- Ozu Film Festival 2013, Italy
- Tallgrass International Film Festival 2013, USA
- Cinefest, Sudbury International Film Festival 2013, Canada
- Chicago International Film Festival 2013, USA
- Milwaukee Film Festival 2013, USA
- Traverse City Film Festival 2013, USA
- Seattle International Film Festival 2013, USA
- Monterrey International Film Festival 2013, Mexico
- Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2013, Canada
- Regard Sur le Court Métrage 2013, Canada
- Mecal Short Film Festival 2013, Spain
- Salt Spring Film Festival 2013, Canada
- Vancouver International Film Festival 2012, Canada
- ANIMAGE - International Animation Festival of Pernambuco 2012, Brazil
- New Hampshire Film Festival 2012, USA
- Oaxaca Film Festival 2012, Mexico
- Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival 2012, Canada
- Edmonton International Film Festival 2012, Canada
- Sydney Underground Film Festival 2012, Australia
- Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival 2012, Brazil
- Montreal World Film Festival 2012, Canada
- Guanajuato International Film Festival 2012, Mexico
- Canal+ Television Network, 2013, France
- Air Canada, In-flight screenings for 2013, Domestic and International Flights
- SBS Television Network, 2013, Australia

Taipei Taxi, 2011 (16mm, 7 mins)
-Worldwide Short Film Festival 2011, Toronto, Canada
-Vladivostok International Film Festival 2012, Russia
-Antimatter Film Festival 2012, Victoria, Canada

Box Man Hong Kong Lonely Heart, 2011 (16mm, 4mins)
-Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2012, Canada
-Lahore International Children’s Festival 2012, Pakistan
-Vancouver International Film Festival 2011, Canada

Training A Fool Is Not A Joke, 2011 (16mm, 5 minute loop)
- Failure Fest 2014, Denver, USA
- Made for LIVE! Vancouver Performance Art Biennale 2011 screened at:
- Satellite Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
- VIVO Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, Canada

Carry Me Home, 2011 (16mm, 9 mins)
-Primavera Film Festival 2011, Australia
-Buster Children and Youth Film Festival 2011, Denmark
-Blue Mountains Film Festival 2011, Australia

Love Birds, 2010 (35mm, 7 mins)
- Future Shorts 2013, UK
- Sundance Film Festival 2011, USA
- Melbourne International Film Festival 2011, Australia
- LA Film Festival 2011, USA
- Fantastic Film Festival 2011, Sweden
- Dawson City International Short Film Festival 2012, Canada
- Guanajuato International Film Festival 2011, Mexico
- Edmonton International Film Festival 2011, Canada
- Calgary International Film Festival 2011, Canada
- Telluride Film Festival 2011, USA
- 1 Reel Film Festival 2011, Seattle, USA
- Couch Fest Film Festival 2011, Iceland
- New York No Limits 2011, USA
- L'Etrange Film Festival 2011, France
- Seattle International Film Festival 2011, USA
- Curtocircuito, Santiago de Compostela 2011, Spain
- Apen Shortsfest 2011, USA
- Nashville International Film Festival 2011, USA
- Florida Film Festival 2011, USA
- Rincon International Film Festival 2011, Puerto Rico
- Rooftop Film Festival 2011, New York City
- FEC Cambrils-Reus Short Film Festival 2011, Spain
- Vancouver International Film Festival 2010, Canada
- Syracuse International Film Festival 2010, USA
- Go Short Film Festival, 2011, Njimegen, The Netherlands
- Flatpack Festival 2011, Birmingham, UK
- Primavera Film Festival 2010, Sydney Australia
- Canal+ Television Network, 2011, France, Africa, Switzerland
- SBS Television Network, 2011, Australia

Mr. Hector Dudley, 2008 (DV, 8 mins)
- Sand Fly Short Film Festival 2010, Australia
- Viva Leichhardt Film Festival 2009, Australia
- Global Chinese University Film Festival in Hong Kong 2009, Hong Kong
- Museum of Sydney, 2009, Australia

Look At Them Run, Why Are They Running? 2008 (16mm, 6 mins) Sydney Film School
- Viva Leichhardt Film Festival 2009, Australia
- Winnipeg Cinemateque 2013, Canada

Miguel Kawasaki, 2008 (16mm, 8 mins)
- Dungog Film Festival 2009, Australia

Totte Mitsu, Let's Go To Russia, 2005 (DV, 7 mins)
- Reel Asian Film Festival 2011, Toronto, Canada
- Duotone Arts Festival 2005, Kelowna, Canada

Pervo, 2005 (DV, 2 mins)
- Sydney Underground Film Festival 2012, Australia

Awards

Peach Juice
-Best Animation, New Hampshire Film Festival 2012
-Honourable Mention for Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film, Vancouver International Short Film Festival 2012

Love Birds
- The Ellen, Filmmaker to Watch Award, Aspen Shortsfest 2011
- Staff Favourite, Couch Fest 2011, Iceland
- Best Film – Quickie’s Erotic Short Film Festival, San Francisco 2011
- Best Film - Primavera Film Festival, Sydney Australia 2010
- Director's Choice, Best Comedy, Rincon International Film Festival, Puerto Rico 2011

Mr. Hector Dudley
- Best Film - Primavera Film Festival, Sydney Australia 2009
- Best Documentary and Best Sound at Sydney Film School Student Festival 2008

Look At Them Run, Why Are They Running?
- Best Thesis Film, Sydney Film School Student Festival 2008

British Columbia Arts Council, Project Assistance for Media Artists, 2011, 2012
BC Binning Memorial Fellowship, 2016
William Rea Fellowship in Television, 2016
Roloff Beny Foundation Scholarship, 2015

Residency

- Klondike Institute For Arts And Culture, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada, 2013
- Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Artists in Communities, Associate Artist, 2011, 2013, 2014