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4TH DCCFF JURY MEMBERS

LIAO QINGSONG

Liao Qingsong, a renowned film editor in Taiwan, is known as the "Nanny of Taiwan New Cinema".  Having studied at Film Technical Training class at Taiwan Central Film Company in 1973, Liao Qingsong has worked with nearly every notable director in Taiwan and has edited more than 70 films over the past 40 years, including Edward Yang's That Day, On The Beach, Hou Hsiao-hsien's A Time to Live and a Time to Die, Yi Zhiyan's Blue Gate Crossing, Zheng Wentang's Somewhere Over the Dreamland, and Wang Songge’s Half-Mirror.

CHRIS BERRY

Chris Berry, a professor in Film Studies at King's College London, commits himself to the study of Chinese and East Asian film culture, the issues related to public space, as well as gender and film. He has served as an advisor to FLTRP and China Film Group, and is an author of several books and articles such as Chinese Film Festivals: Sites of Translation and Pema Tseden and the Tibetan Road Movie.

SHIH-CHING TSOU

Shih-Ching Tsou, is a New York City-based filmmaker. She co-wrote, co-directed and co-produced Take Out with Sean Baker, which was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards. After their collaboration on Take Out, Tsou executive-produced Baker’s third feature Starlet, winner of the Robert Altman Award at the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. Tsou is currently working on her second feature, Left Handed Girl, a family drama set in a night market in Taipei, Taiwan.

ALIZA MA

Aliza Ma is the Head of Programming at New York's Metrograph theatre. As both a programmer and writer, Ma has worked at Museum of the Moving Image, TIFF Cinematheque, AFI Film Festival, and Sundance Film Festival. Aliza is now a contributing writer for Film Comment, specialized in Asian cinema.

DU HAIBIN

Born in Xi'an, China, Du Haibin studied cinematography in the Beijing Film Academy followed by an interest in film, photography, and broadcasting. His most well-known work Along the Railway (2001) received Special Mention at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and Stone Mountain (2006) that deals with the workers’ life in the quarry far from China was selected for the 2005 Busan International Film Festival’s and Dongseo Asia Fund. A story about the survivors of the Sichuan earthquake, 1428 won the best documentary in the Orizzonti section of the 2009 Venice International Film Festival. His most recent documentary film A Young Patriot won the Jury Prize of Hong Kong International Film Festival and screened in 20+ international film festivals. Du is currently recognized as one of the most active documentary directors in China.

LEI LEI

1985 Born in Nanchang, Jiangxi Province,

An experimental animation artist with his hands on video arts, painting, installation, music and VJ performance also. In 2009 He got a master's degree in animation from Tsinghua University. In 2010, his film < This is LOVE> was shown at Ottawa International Animation Festival and awarded The 2010 Best Narrative Short. In 2013 his film <Recycled> was selected by Annecy festival and was the Winner Grand Prix shorts - non-narrative at Holland International Animation Film Festival.

In 2014 he is the Jury of Zagreb / Holland International Animation Film Festival. and he was the win- ner of 2014 asian cultural council grant.

In 2017 he works in CalAts Experimental Animation program as Faculty.