陈瀚恩 Ryan CHAN Hon-yan
《巴基之诗》 The Poem of Pakistan
Ryan CHAN Hon-yan’s Old Man and A Dog was nominated Best Live Action Short Film at Golden Horse Awards 2019 and Best Short Film at Taipei Film Awards 2019.
陈雅莉 Emily CHAN
Emily CHAN is a screenwriter, director and producer in Macau. In 2013, she self-financed the filming of her first co-produced work Timing. She then signed with Beijing Chen Ming Television Culture Media Co., Ltd. In 2015, she obtained her Master’s degree of Journalism from Reming University, China.
She won The Best Film programme in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Film Production Investment and Trade Fair in 2014 and 2015. With her love fantasy drama Unexpected she won the WTUF Outstanding Film Project Award in the 19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival.
陈韦杰 CHEN Wei-chieh
CHEN Wei-Chieh grew up in Liuzhangli, Taipei. As far back as he can remember, there was already a rattan chair in the room. Wei-Chieh’s grandfather, who has a different family name, often hugged and soothed him in the chair when he was a crybaby.
However, his grandfather was sent out of the room for health reasons after the crying kid entered high school. The chair was thrown away, along with the elder’s sudden departure. It was not until Wei-Chieh got notified that he saw the grandfather’s face again in the hospital, the first time he experienced death.
陈钰杰 Jay CHERN
《没有人该成为孤岛》 No Man is An Island
Director Jay CHERN is a Taiwanese-American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His debut short film Thief won a Best Short Film award at the 2011 Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival. His first feature film Omotenashi was co-produced by Shochiku Studio, and it was the opening film of 2018 Hong Kong International Film Festival.
No Man Is an Island is Chern’s first documentary work, and this work documents the perspective of the hotel staff, facing the reality of being in the front line during the Covid-19 global pandemic. This work also reveals the psychological effects on the first batch of travellers facing a 14-day mandatory quarantine. This included the director’s mother, who had to return to Taiwan to care for her ailing 96-year-old mother.
张继聪 Louis CHEUNG
《马达 · 莲娜》Madalena
Louis CHEUNG Kai Chung, born in 1980, is a multi-enthusiastic artist who started his prolific performing career since the age of five. He graduated from APA (The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) Degree in Drama. After graduation in 2002, he became a Canto-pop vocalist, song and lyric writer, stage drama and movie actor.
邓伟 DENG Wei
Deng Wei is a director and producer. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in Film and Visual Arts at the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
His graduate work, Home, won the Thousand Miles Award and Top Prize for Graduate Works and was collected by the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum. Other works like Kora, Patākā, and Waiting for the Wind: Series of Images were shown in the Today Art Museum, 21 Space Art Museum, and Coast Gallery Art Museum, Enjoy Art Museum.
His first feature documentary Father was nominated by the 2020 Golden Horse Film Festival for Best Documentary, won Feature Documentary Award at 2021 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, and won Emerging Director-Documentary Award at Asian American International Film Festival.
许哲嘉 HSU Che-Chia
HSU Che-Chia has always been fascinated by the human race. Ever since he was little, he enjoyed observing people’s expressions, and studying their actions. During college, Hsu took a documentary production course, which sparked his interest in documentary filmmaking. Watching classic documentaries also solidified his desire to understand human interactions, and helped him to explore the complexities of our emotions and our lives.
黄季雍 HUANG Chi-Yung
《赖桑の黑色喜剧》Life of Lai
HUANG Chi-Yung graduated from the Department of Motion Pictures and Video, Kun Shan University in 2011. He has various experiences on commercial films, including advertisements and music videos. His film, The Cut (2017), was nominated in Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes. In 2019, he directed the short film Burgundy Red. Chi-Yung is adept at bringing up universal emotions through stories about ordinary people. He aims to bring more empathic fictions to the world.
关锦鹏 Stanley KWAN
《蓝宇》 Lan Yu
Rouge, Stanley KWAN’s third film, won him a substantial international audience. After that, Actress won the Best Actress prize at the Berlin Film Festival for Maggie Cheung, and Hold You Tight won both the Alfred Bauer prize for innovation and the Teddy Award for best lesbian/gay feature, again in Berlin. In 2001, he was awarded Best Director at the Golden Horse Film Festival for Lan Yu. Directing as well as producing, he is now one of the most prominent players within the Hong Kong film industry.
邝珮诗 Teresa KWONG
《缘路山旮旯》Far Far Away
邝珮诗是近年活跃的香港独立电影监制，曾参与08年度法国南特影展筹办的南方制片工作坊及13年度鹿特丹影展的Rotterdam Producer Lab，19年替由第30届新加坡国际电影节主办，专为东南亚国家的新晋导演而设的工作坊（Southeast Asian Film Lab)担任导师。监制的长片作品有刘浩的《老那》（2010）、曾翠珊的《大蓝湖》（2011）及纪录片《河上变村》（2014）、黄浩然的《点对点》（2014）、《逆向诱拐》（2018）及《缘路山旮旯》（2021) 以及入围柏林影展的《叔．叔》（2019，杨曜恺）。
Born in Hong Kong, Teresa Kwong is one of the active independent film producers in town and working with up-and-coming filmmakers in Hong Kong and China since 2006. Her titles as producer include Liu Hao’s Addicted to Love (2010), Tsang Tsui-shan’s Big Blue Lake (2011) and documentary Flowing Stories (2014), Amos Why’s Dot 2 dot (2014) and Napping Kid (2018), as well as Ray Yeung’s Suk Suk (2019) which screened in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival 2020.
林森 LAM Sum
《少年》 May You Stay Forever Young
Born in Hong Kong. Lam is an independent short film and documentary filmmaker graduated from School of Film and TV, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, specialising in directing. Lam is also a social movement activist and his works mostly focus on social issues. Lam is also a video freelancer and as a film production tutor in several schools and colleges
李冬梅 LI Dongmei
LI Dongmei was born in a rural village in Chongqing Province, China. After finishing middle school in Futian, she went to SISU (Sichuan International Studies University) to study English and American literature.
She worked as an English teacher in middle school before starting film studies at the Victorian College of the Arts at Melbourne University. She then returned to China, and after doing some small film jobs for Chinese companies and directing several shorts, she started planning her first feature film.
李念修 LI Nien-Hsiu
《讲话没有在听》 Can You Hear Me?
Nien Hsiu LI has been involved in editing for numerous feature films and documentaries and was nominated for Best Editor at the 47th Golden Horse Awards for Hip–Hop Storm in 2010.
Her works as a writer include Touch of the Light, Project17: Side by Side, and Check, Check, Can You Hear Me. In 2015, her directorial work Hebei Taipei won Best Documentary at Taipei Film Festival and was a competing film at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (YIDFF).
林佑恩 LIN Yu-En
《度日》In Their Teens
LIN Yu-En was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1986. He obtained a degree in Photography and Urban Cultures, Goldsmiths, University of London. He is now a graduate student in the College of Communication, National Chengchi University. He was a photo journalist and now a visual artist. In Their Teens is his first short documentary.
楼一安 LOU Yi-an
LOU Yi An is a writer and director in film and television industries. He is known for his dark humor and character-driven interweaving storylines in his films. Through his body of works, Lou always shows great concern regarding the topics about local culture, racial issues, and social problems caused by class differences and generation gaps
潘客印 PAN Ke-yin
《姊姊》 my sister
Ke Yin PAN is a director, scriptwriter, editor and voice over artist. He graduated from Mass Communication Department of Tamkang University; he was nominated for a Golden Bell Award for best editing for his work on the short Hit and Run, an episode of the series Till Death do us Part.
His first feature short My Sister received the production grant from the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture.
任侠 Rex REN
《少年》 May You Stay Forever Young
Rex REN graduated from the School of Film & Television at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in Directing. He won the Best Director Award with Even Ants Strife for Survival at the 12th Fresh Wave International Short Film Competition and Gold Award at the 23rd Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards.
He was Fruit CHAN’s scriptwriter and assistant director before working for Andy LAU’s Infinitus Films as Creative Team Supervisor. In 2018, he won the grand prize with A Life of Papers at the Golden Horse Film Project Promotion meeting. He is also the founder of Equal Write Union, Hong Kong.
施佑伦 SHIH Yu-lun
《彼岸》 Crossing’s End
SHIH Yu-lun has collaborated with the Taiwan Innocence Project on making documentaries about miscarriage of justice since 2014. His work The Man Who Cannot Be Excluded won Best Documentary at Golden Harvest Awards 2015.
陈翠梅 TAN Chui Mui
《野蛮人入侵》 Barbarian Invasion
TAN Chui Mui (1978, Malaysia) has made more than 20 shorts, winning prizes in Oberhausen and Clermont-Ferrand. She had made three feature films, her first film Love Conquers All won the Busan New Currents Award and Rotterdam Tiger Award. Her latest work Barbarian Invasion won the Jury Grand Prix in Shanghai.
邓康生 TANG Kang Sheng
《男人三十》Back to One
TANG Kang Sheng is a graduate from the School of Film and Media Studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and possesses a Bachelor Degree in Digital Filmmaking from the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University. He freelances as a videographer while constantly making short films. He is now pursuing his MFA in Film Directing at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
张齐育 TEO Qi Yu
《一路来》From There to Here
TEO Qi Yu is a filmmaker with a keen interest in exploring social issues through human relationships. Her works contemplate everyday moments and interactions with the people around her. She was educated at Singapore’s School of the Arts, where she met her filmmaking partner Natalie Khoo. In their public screening debut, Teo presented her cinematography work, On Such and Such a Day, At Such and Such a Time (2013). The work was well received and she was awarded Best Cinematography and Best Documentary at the 5th Singapore Short Film Awards (2014). In 2017, she was one of the 13 participants selected to attend the 9th Golden Horse Academy as a cinematographer.
Teo is currently based in Singapore and works on various projects, from directing her own documentaries to doing cinematography for others. She’s also currently working as an educator, mentoring students to use film as a tool to advocate for social causes.
王小棣 WANG Shaudi
Grandma and Her Ghosts (4K Restoration)
WANG Shaudi is a charismatic leader in Taiwan film industry. She made a name for herself with screenplays Scarecrow (1987, directed by Wang Tung), Banana Paradise (1989, directed by Wang Tung) and the award-winning film Grandma And Her Ghosts (1999) and Bear Hug (2004). Her works are rich in imagination, with life-embracing passion and humour.
魏煜格 Louisa Wei
《萧军六记》 A Life in Six Chapters
Dr. S. Louisa WEI is an Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong, a documentary filmmaker, and a member of the Hong Kong Director’s Guild. She writes extensively on Chinese female directors and women’s cinema, having published many articles, book chapters, encyclopedia entries, and two books on the topic.
Her two feature documentaries, Golden Gate Girls (2014) and Havana Divas (2018), respectively focused on how Chinese language films and Cantonese operas travelled to North and Latin America from the 1920s to the 1960s. Both films have received positive reviews and reportage from major media such as The Hollywood Reporter and BBC. In writing China’s intellectual history, Wei has also published two books and made one feature film (Storm under the Sun, 2009, co-director Xiaolian Peng) and two TV documentaries for Radio Television Hong Kong.
魏书钧 WEI Shujun
《永安镇故事》 Ripples of Life
《野马分鬃》 Striding into the Wind
WEI Shujun was born in 1991 in Beijing, China. He started his career as an actor at 14 years old. He obtained his Master's degree at the Communication University of China. His film credits include On the Border (short film - 2018) and Striding into the Wind (feature - 2020), both of which were featured at the Cannes Film Festival.
肖博 Cliff XIAO
短片惊叹号：新疆短篇集 Chinese Shorts Cuts: Xinjiang Shorts
纪录短片集：西藏与新疆 Documentary Shorts: Tibet and Xinjiang Shorts
肖博，博士，影迷，CathayPlay 策展人，致力于在全球推广华语独立电影。CathayPlay希望通过建⽴在线电影播放平台，致⼒于发⾏和推⼴华语独⽴电影，与全球观众接轨。 CathayPlay主张独⽴精神，以创作⼈为本的模式，呈现更多独具艺术价值、直⾯社会的作品，口号是：WATCH DIFFERENT。https://www.CathayPlay.com
Dr. Cliff XIAO Bo is Curator at CathayPlay, a streaming platform which aims to promote Chinese independent films. Through CathayPlay, Dr Xiao and his team advocate the spirit of independence, and promote respect for director-centered style of filmmaking. They also aim to discover more films merging arthouse style with social commentaries. WATCH DIFFERENT is the slogan of CathayPlay. https://www.cathayplay.com/
黄浩然 Amos WHY
《缘路山旮旯》Far Far Away
A Hong Kong native and writing for printing media since aged 17, Amos is a Film/TV graduate of HKAPA and held postgraduate qualification in Multimedia, Psychology and Sports. Amos Why directed his first feature film ‘Dot 2 Dot’ in 2014, which has been recognized as the film of merit by the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards in 2015. Amos Why also worked as a Senior Lecturer at the Open University of Hong Kong from 2014 – 2020, while completing his second feature ‘Napping Kid’ in 2018. His third feature film, ‘Far Far Away’ was selected as the Closing Film of the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in 2021.
易智言 YEE Chin-Yen
《废弃之城》 City of Lost Things
YEE Chih-yen graduated from UCLA. His debut film, Lonely Hearts Club, competed at the 1996 International Film Festival Rotterdam, and his other work Blue Gate Crossing was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. City of Lost Things is his first 3D animation feature.
张献民 ZHANG Xianmin
Independent Chinese Cinema: Present and Future Challenges
The multi-talented and highly regarded Professor ZHANG Xianmin is a producer, director, curator, writer and actor, active across many areas of the film industry. As a professor at the prestigious Beijing Film Academy, Xianmin teaches screen writing and documentary filmmaking and occasionally French cinema and absurdist theatre.
Xianmin has produced and co-produced many features, including Old Dog (2011), which saw Sonthar Gyal nominated for the 2011 APSA for Achievement in Cinematography. His acting credits include Rain Clouds Over Wushan (1996), Summer Palace (2006), Missing and Raised from Dust (2007), which he also wrote. Xianmin has also been a juror at more than a dozen international film festivals and served as Jury President of One Foundation Video Festival in 2012 and 2013. He organizes and programmes the China Independent Film Festival (CIFF) and Chinese indie cinema events around the world.
张大磊 ZHANG Dalei
《下午过去了一半》 Day is Done
张大磊，中国内地导演、编剧。 2016年，张大磊其执导的电影《八月》获得第53届金马奖颁奖典礼最佳剧情片； 2021年3月，他执导的电影《下午过去了一半》获第71届柏林国际电影节短片评审团奖银熊奖。 短片《下午过去了一半》，是导演张大磊接到的命题作文，他要求用电影的视听语言来诠释东方日常。
Growing up in a filmmaking family, ZHANG Dalei developed a keen interest in art since childhood, especially for moving images and music. He went on to study at St. Petersburg State Film and Television University in 2000. In 2016, Zhang completed his first feature film The Summer is Gone (2016), which made him one of the most anticipated emerging directors in China.
The film won the FIPRESCI Prize, as well as Best Feature Film and Best New Performer at the 53rd Golden Horse Film Festival. His new feature film Stars Await Us (2020) was selected to be in competition at the 3rd Pingyao International Film Festival and the 24th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.