The ADELAIDE Film Festival selects Qing Xie’s feature MOLESTIA for HIVE LAB

The ADELAIDE Film Festival has selected award-winning Australian-Chinese director, QING XIE’s debut narrative feature project MOLESTIA, for its intensive, cross-disciplinary HIVE LAB.

Selection sees Qing spend three immersive days working on her feature film script with the support of esteemed Australian writers, directors and producers, such as ROLF de HEER, in an environment that nurtures innovative practice, and creative audacity.

“I know about extraordinary odds, and how to overcome apparitions of impossibility, but this boost from the Adelaide Film Festival, will ensure my feature flies higher with the cross-pollination that drives success,” says QING XIE.

Qing Xie’s work has been recognised by some of the most influential directors of our time.  She was mentored by Palme d’Or winner APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL, after being selected by acclaimed auteur HOU HSIAO-HSIEN for the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Academy. With the support of the Adelaide Film Festival in 2011, Qing was introduced to ROLF de HEER: an encounter which has since progressed into ongoing script development support for MOLESTIA. Her graduating film RED WATER RED was praised by Cannes Film Festival Camera d’Or jury president BONG JOON-HO as “a disturbing beauty” after travelling across Europe, the USA, Oceania & Asia, screening at over 30 festivals internationally, and winning multiple awards.

The HIVE LAB runs 18-21 October, during the Adelaide Film Festival, 16 – 25 October, 2015.