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梅峰 MEI Feng

MEI Feng is an Associate Professor at Beijing Film Academy and a director and screenwriter. His screenplay credits include: Summer Palace (2006); Spring Fever (2009), winner of Best Screenplay at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival; Mystery (2012), winner of Best Screenplay at the 7th Asian Film Awards; and The Shadow Play (2019). Mr. Mei was also the director and co-screenwriter of Mr. No Problem (2016), winner of Best Artistic Contribution Award at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival and Best Adapted Screenplay at the 53rd Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival; and Love Song 1980 (2020), an official selection of the TOKYO Premiere 2020 at the 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival.

哈里·国书 Harry Kuoshu

Harry KUOSHU is the Herring Professor of Asian Studies and Film Studies at Furman University. His research focuses on Chinese film and cultural studies. As a film scholar, he is the author of Lightness of Being in China (1999), Celluloid China: Cinematic Encounters with Culture and Society (2002) and Metro Movies: Cinematic Urbanism in Post-Mao China (2011).

王琮 Vincent Wang


Vincent WANG is a French-Taiwanese producer and founder of the film company House on Fire. His knowledge of both Western and Chinese cultures alongside his film production savoir-faire have led to successful Chinese-European productions, including several films by director TSAI Ming-liang—The Wayward Cloud (2005), winner of the Silver Bear at Berlin International Film Festival; Face (2009), an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival; and Stray Dogs (2013), winner of the Best Director Award at the Venice Film Festival.

王小燕 Xiao-Yen Wang


Xiao-Yen WANG graduated with the 1982 class of the Beijing Film Academy, the Academy’s first open class after the Cultural Revolution. She worked as an art director in China until 1985, when she moved to the U.S. In 1989 she co-founded The Beijing-San Francisco Film Group with whom she has now written and directed three films. Her first feature and semi-autobiographical film, The Monkey Kid, an Official Selection of the 1995 Cannes International Film Festival; the film received the Grand Prize at the Aubervilliers International Children’s Film Festival. Her documentary The Blank Point is about transsexualism and has received numerous international awards.

Simone Ling


Simone LING’s experience as a creative producer and story consultant straddles the studio and indie film worlds. Ms. Ling has a particular interest in supporting diverse voices and filmmakers, behind as well as in front of the camera. Her clients have included Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures and the Sundance Film Institute. Additionally, she spearheads outreach for Sundance's Asian American Fellowship and is an advisor for Sundance Co//ab’s Producing and Screenwriting courses. An executive producer on Aurora Guerrero’s Spirit Award nominated MOSQUITA Y MARI, and a producer of Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s THEY, an Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for a Queer Palm and Camera d’Or, Ms. Ling is a member of the Producers Guild of America, MPEG and BAFTA/LA and sits on BAFTA’s New Talent and Scholarship Committee. A TAP (Transatlantic Partners), Film Independent Fast Track, Tribeca TFI Network, and Independent Film Forum No Borders Fellow, she is a Fulbright Scholar with Master’s degrees from the University of Oxford and Stanford University.