Born in Myanmar, Midi Z arrived in Taiwan at the age of sixteen. He studied Design and Art before obtaining a master’s degree from the National Taiwan University of Technology and Science. In 2006, his graduation film, Paloma Blanca, was invited to several international film festivals such as Busan and Gothenburg. In 2011, Return to Burma, his debut feature, was nominated for the Busan New Currents and Rotterdam Tiger Competitions. In 2014, Ice Poison won Best International Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival and represented Taiwan at Foreign Language Oscars. In 2016, The Road to Mandalay won Best Feature Film FEDEORA Award at the Venice Film Festival. In addition, Midi has made three internationally acclaimed documentaries, including Jade Miners (2015), City of Jade (2016) and 14 Apples (2018). Midi’s latest feature, Nina Wu, was selected for the Un Certain Regard at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.