Peng Tao

Peng Tao

PENG TAO was born in Beijing in 1974. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Art Department of Beijing Film Academy in 2004.

He received the Outstanding Short Film Award at the Beijing Student Film Festival in winter 2002; his short film Story was shown at the 14th Festival Internacional De Arte Eletronica. His graduate project, a 35mm short film called Goodbye Childhood, won first prize at the 1st JINZI Awards established by Art Department of Beijing Film Academy, and it was screened at the Yokohama International Film Festival in 2004. He wrote and directed his first feature Little Moth (Xue Chan), completed in March 2007. In March 2008, he finished a short film Wait (produced by Jia Zhangke) as part of a longer collaborative feature with four other young directors. His second feature Floating In Memory (2009), developed with the assistance of the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program and produced with support from the Hubert Bals Fund, was screened in the VPRO Tiger Awards Competition at the 2009 International Film Festival Rotterdam.


Floating in Memory
2009, 107 min, narrative

• 2009 Rotterdam International Film Festival

2008, short film

Little Moth
2007, 99min, narrative

• Hong Kong International Film Festival
• Locarno International Film Festival
• Bucharest International Film Festival
• Cairo International Film Festival
• Brisbane International Film Festival

Goodbye Childhood
2004, 35 min, narrative

• Yokohama International Film Festival

2002, short film

• Festival Internacional De Arte Eletronica