Director, Valiant Pictures
Head Judge – Casting/Production & Styling
Tiffany Frances is a Taiwanese American writer and director of narrative film, commercials, and music videos. She loves to create character-driven, dramatic storytelling with lyrical visuals, and explores stories about women, marginalized voices, and finding surreal moments within authentic situations.
She is one of eight women in the 2020 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, a Blackmagic Collective Future Directors of Studio Features 2021 fellow, and was selected in SHOOT Magazine’s 2018 New Directors Showcase. She was recently chosen to direct an original short film for Elle and Lexus to screen at the Elle Women in Hollywood event in October 2021.
Her short film MOVEMENT for National Geographic garnered over 1 million views on Facebook, while 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. Her commercial clients include Levi’s, National Geographic, Vogue, Citibank, Acura, Glossier, Lancome, Beautycounter, Dia & Co, and Tanya Taylor.
She is currently developing two TV series as well as two feature films.