Juror of the 10th FIRST International Film Festival, film editor. He edited over 70 films in his career of over 30 years. From the Taiwan New Film to Taiwan cinema in the new century and to the mainland cinema, his work spread through out the sinophile cinema and he has been supportive to the new generation’s filmmaking.
Juror of the 10th FIRST International Film Festival, professor of Film Department, School of Arts of New York University, doctoral supervisor. Her works include Mansion in a Dream; Romantic History on the Screen: Urban Culture and Shanghai Films; Urban Generation: Chinese Films and Society at the Turn of the Century and DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film.
Documentarian. Zhou used to work for Xinhuanet, Southern Weekend and 21st Century Business Herald. His works have been well-received by international festivals and audience and he has won the Best Documentary at Golden Horse Award two years in a role. His representative works including Hou Jie, Senior Year, Using, Cotton and Chinese Mayor.
Juror of the 11th FIRST International Film Festival, artist, film editor, documentary researcher and critic. He has edited films including Tie Xi Qu, I Wish I Knew, Still Life and A Touch of Sin. His published books including Making Documentary and Jia Zhangke: The Hometown Trilogy (Coauthor with Zhang Yaxuan and Gu Zheng). Lin also coauthored Forty Years Story with Chen Danqing and Han Xin.
Chieh-jen Chen is a contemporary artist based in Taiwan. Chen’s representative video work Lingchi - Echoes of a Historical Photograph (2002), along with the later works Factory, Empire’s Borders series and Realm of Reverberation, all developed various means of fictional, documentary and performance expression by deconstructing.
Member of the Nomination Jury of the 11th FIRST International Film Festival, film critic and film curator. She always applies her film criticism and curation practice in the area of creative images. She also co-authors books like Woks Making Creation Comments, Jia Zhangke’s ‘Hometown Trilogy’, and Film+.
Member of the Nomination Jury of the 11th FIRST International Film Festival, documentary filmmaker. Graduated from LuXun Academy of Fine Arts. His works include documentaries Farewell Yuan Ming Yuan, Paper Airplanes, City Scene, By the River, Petition, and Behemoth. He is also an outstanding video artist and photographer.
Member of the Nomination Jury of the 11th FIRST International Film Festival, former film curator at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. Organizer of the film exhibition of 2014 Venice Architecture Biennial. Poll contributor of Sight & Sound’s list of The Greatest Documentaries of All Time. Jury of Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival. Producer of Geng Jun’s film Free and Easy. Co-producer of Li Xiaofeng’s film Ash. Project producer of Artists’ Films.
Member of the Semi-Final Jury of the 11th and 10th FIRST Financing Forum. Now a feature film producer, Yang was the programmer of China Independent Film Festival, General Manager of Heaven Pictures Culture & Media and Vice President of Laurel Films. He has now founded Nezha Brothers Pictures. He has participated in the production and distribution of films such as Ghost in the Mountains (2017), My Original Dream (2015), River Road (2014), Fly with the Crane (2012), Emperor Visits the Hell (2012), Don’t Expect Praise (2012) and Have a Nice Day (2017). Have a Nice Day is the first Chinese animated feature to enter the main competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Member of the Nomination Jury of the 10th FIRST International Film Festival. Wei started making documentaries since 2005. He is known for The Sound and The City and The Days series. His films have shortlisted in Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival, China Independent Film Festival, FIRST International Film Festival, Beijing Independent Film Festival and Kochi-Muziris Biennale.
Member of the Nomination Jury of the 9th FIRST International Film Festival, director and writer. Directory work including Falling from the Sky, A Song of Love, Maybe, The Interceptor from My Hometown and The Road. He published non-fiction literature The Road in Taiwan in 2014.
Member of the Nomination Jury of the 9th FIRST International Film Festival, documentarian, African cinema scholar, Litt.D at Beijing Film Academy.
Filmed documentary works include Dove of Seattle, Seattle? Seattle! etc. and scholarly literature including About Africa's Movie, Refused to colonization of the image - Response of African Filmmaker to The European and American Movies etc.
Documentary Filmmaker. His film One Day in May won Best Documentary at 2011 Hong Kong Chinese Documentary Film Festival; Haishiwan Lao Zhao won Humanitarian Award of Documentary Competition at 12th Chinese Independent Film Festival.
Director, Producer, Editor, Curator. He participated as a producer in several Asian and international co-productions including Caro Mio Ben (My Dear Beloved) (2018), Hills and Mountains (2018), Portrait (2011), The Tree House, etc. As an independent film editor, he participated in several feature films, such as Free and Easy (2016), Knife in the Clear Water (2016), Lush Reeds (2018), etc.
Director, Producer, Editor. His experimental shorts, On the Way to the Sea (2010), was selected by Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and 40 other festivals. His documentary debut, Taming the Horse (2017), won Golden Montgolfiere prize at the Three Continents Festival and Best Artistic Originality at 2018 FIRST International Film Festival.
Documentary Director, she graduated from Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. She was selected in Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Academy, as well as Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival’s Golden Horse Academy. Her feature documentary THE LAND OF MANY PALACES won “Best International Documentary” at Rome Independent Film Festival and “Best Documentary Feature” at Moscow International Documentary Film Festival etc. It was nominated for “Best Documentary” at 2016 Xining FIRST International Film Festival.
Documentary Director, ex-video journalist with Caixin Media, is a MFA in documentary Media graduated from Northwestern University in America. His first feature film Wurra was elected for CNEX director lab and editing lab, also financed by CNEX Film Found. His work Nia and Cheryl (2016) was awarded the Best short film of Chicago Black Culture Outstanding Award .
Cinematographer, Documentary Director. His documentaries including Mr.Nan, The Chinese Young, and Real Estate Salesmen. Mr.Nan was nominated for the Best Documentary of the 10th FIRST International Film Festival, Real Estate Salesmen has been selected in the 2019 Media Library of the Visions du Réel Industry.
Han Meng is a Beijing-based filmmaker and journalist. She had worked as photojournalist in China for 11 years. Her recent work, feature-length documentary China’s Forgotten Daughters, was screened at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2018, and the photo essay Chinese Adoptees at Home in America was published in New York Times and South China Morning Post. Meng received Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in 2014.
Jiang graduated from Beijing Film Academy with a major in literature. He is a member of the film selection committee of Pure Movies. Jiang also works as a documentary cinematographer and has been volunteering for multiple editions of BIFF and CIFF.
Director, Curator, MFA at Communication University of China. Gu is the co-founder of Inner Mongolia Film Week and a curator of Boat Travelling on Land. She is also the curator of Grassland Film Workshop. Her representative works include The Peony Flowers and The Wall.
Guo graduated from New York University with a major in Documentary. Her debut documentary Fairy Tales won a silver medal at the 2016 Student Academy Awards. Fairy Tales entered the competition of Hot Docs Film Festival, and won Best Short Documentary at Melbourne International Film Festival and Best Short Film at Asian American International Film Festival. She is currently the producer of Arrow Factory Video.
Documentary Jury of 11th FIRST International Film Festival. Graduated from Beijing Film Academy, Liu is the founder of Beijing ATime Film Studio. His representative works include documentaries Singing, This Summer Cinema on the Way, Youth and short films Tiger Hunt and Liang Yi’s Children’s Day. Currently, he is working on his first feature Summer Flowing Dryads.
Zhang comes from Laiwu, Shandong. He graduated from Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Branch with a major in Film and Television Directing in 2009. Later in 2011, he founded Labor Film Studio, and finished his “old man trilogy” documentaries. Zhang currently studies in the Filmmaker Programme at Beijing Film Academy.