Video, illustration, and animation are combined in this intimate portrait of an international art student studying abroad in the United States. Drawing on artist profile and gender journey films, F1-100 is a transnational meditation through time and space of a young artist carrying a heavy burden.
Emory Chao Johnson (they/them) is an artist settled on the land of the Tongva working primarily in documentary filmmaking. Their approach to documentary is grounded in empathy and compassion. Emory was a production fellow on the Netflix Original Documentary Disclosure (dir. Sam Feder) and their narrative short Bind (2019) has played at festivals such as Frameline, NewFest, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival. F1-100 (2020), Emory’s latest documentary short, had its world premiere at CAAMFest 2021 and was recognized with the Loni Ding Award for Social Issue Documentary. At the 2021 Palm Springs International ShortFest, F1-100 was awarded a Special Mention, Best LGBT+ Short. Emory is currently working on a documentary short about trans time and completing their MFA at University of California, Los Angeles.
Emory Chao Johnson
United States, Malaysia