Posts Tagged ‘director’

ZHAO Liang

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Zhao Liang

Zhao Liang graduated from China’s Central Academy of Drama in 1985. He supported himself as a photographer while working on his early documentaries. His first feature documentary Crime and Punishment won the Best Documentary award at the Festival des Trois Continents. Zhao’s 2009 documentary Petition: The Court of the Complainants premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. His 2011 film Together is about discrimination against people with HIV and AIDS in China and was commissioned by the Ministry of Health.


2011 Together

2009 Petition

2007 Crime and Punishment

2006 Farewell Yuanmingyuan

2005 Return to the Border

2004 City Scene

2001 Paper Airplane

XU Tong

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Xu Tong was born in Beijing in 1965. He graduated from Communications University with a major in film. Wheat Harvest is his first feature-length documentary, which won the Red Chameleon at CinDi in 2009 and was selected by the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010. His second feature-length documentary Fortune Teller won the Jury Prize at the Chinese Documentary Festival, was selected among the Best Ten documentaries at the China Independent Film Festival, and was an official selection for the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011.


Award-Winning Director Huang Weikai in U.S. Until March – Available for Appearances

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Huang Weikai

From now until March 2011, director Huang Weikai will be available for screenings and lectures in the United States. Huang’s latest film Disorder is a groundbreaking work of experimental documentary that has won prizes and screened at festivals around the world. The Atlantic calls it “one of the most mesmerizing films I’ve seen in ages!”

If you are interested in bringing Disorder and Huang Weikai to your institution or university for a screening, Q&A or guest lecture, please contact exhibitions *at* dgeneratefilms *dot* com.


Huang Weikai was born in 1972 in Guangdong Province, China. He studied Chinese painting for 15 years and graduated from the Chinese Art Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts. He used to work as a cinema promoter, art editor, graphic designer, movie script writer and cameraman. Since 2002, he has been directing independent films. His 2009 found-footage documentary, Disorder has been acclaimed as “One of the most mesmerizing films I’ve seen in ages” by Hua Hsu in The Atlantic for its unflinching look at the absurdity and anarchy of urban life in contemporary China.


YING Liang

Friday, September 25th, 2009
Ying Liang Ying Liang graduated from the Department of Directing at the Chongqing Film Academy and Beijing Normal University. He directed his first feature film,TAKING FATHER HOME (2005), which won awards at the Tokyo Filmex Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. In 2006, Ying made THE OTHER HALF (2006), which is supported by the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) from the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film also won the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Filmex Film Festival.


Good Cats
2008, 103 min, narrative

• 2008 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

The Other Half
2006, 111 min, narrative

• 2007 San Francisco International Film Festival
• 2007 New Directors/New Films
• 2007 Jeonju International Film Festival, Woosuk Award
• 2007 Singapore International Film Festival, Special Jury Award
• 2007 International Film Festival Rotterdam
• 2006 Tokyo Filmex Film Festival, Special Jury Prize Kodak VISION Award

Taking Father Home
2005, 100 min, narrative

• 2006 San Francisco International Film Festival, SKYY Prize for First Feature
• 2006 Hong Kong International Film Festival, Golden Digital Award
• 2006 Singapore International Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize and NETPAC Award
• 2006 International Film Festival Rotterdam
• 2005 Tokyo Filmex Film Festival, Special Jury Prize

The Missing House
2003, short

• Beijing Student Film Festival, best script award
• Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival, Critics Award

Gold Coin of Heaven
2002, 8 min, short

• 2002 Worldwide Short Film Festival