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a famous Hong Kong director, producer and screenwriter
To won the Best Director Award at Hong Kong Film Festival and the Golden Horse Award. He has served on the jury of Venice International Film Festival (2008) and The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2017). Taken by To in 1999, The Mission has laid his gangster film style.
1992-Justice, My Foot
2011-Life Without Principle
Feng Xiaogang (China)
a Chinese film director, screenwriter and actor.
Feng has been awarded the Golden Shell Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (2015), Toronto Film Critics Association Awards (2016), Golden Horse Award (2005, 2015, 2016), Hundred Flowers Award (1997, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2016) and China Movie Awards (2009, 2011, 2013). Feng was awarded the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, by the French Ministry of Culture in 2015.
2004-A World Without Thieves
2012-Back to 1942
2016-I Am Not Madam Bovary
Walter Salles (Brazil)
a Brazilian filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer
Salles won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival (“Central Station”). Salles also won the Golden Globe and the British BAFTA twice (“Motorcycle Diaries” and “Central Station”). He was nominated by Academy Award (2000) and the Golden Palm Award at Cannes International Film Festival (2004, 2008, 2012). He has also served on the jury of Berlin International Film Festival.
2008-Diaries de motocicleta
2008-Linha de Passe
2012-On the Road
Born in 1951 in Russia, Aleksandr Sokurov studied at VGIK film school. His graduation film, The Lonely Voice of Man, won the Locarno Bronze Leopard. His tetralogy on the effects of power was recognised across Europe: The first one, Moloch and the second, Taurus were in competition in Cannes. The third, The Sun (2005) was in competition in Berlin. The last film of the tetralogy, Faust, received the Golden Lion in Venice in 2011. Sokurov stunned film lovers and critics alike with his 2002 Cannes entry Russian Ark which was filmed in a single shot. Meanwhile, he keeps filming documentaries in Russia and abroad.
Director, Producer, Writer and Actor
A multi-talented filmmaker who has been credited as a Director, Producer, Writer and also as an Actor, in over 40 films.
3 of his recent films have premiered at Cannes, and his epic 2-part film Gangs of Wasseypur is hugely popular.
He has also served on the jury of Sundance, Venice, CPH Pix and Marrakech film festivals.
He was awarded the Knight of the Order of Arts and Letter, by the French government in 2013.
Alexander Rodnyansky( Russia)
a distinguished film producer in Ukraine
As a distinguished film producer in Ukraine, Aleksandr Rodnyansky has produced more than thirty TV plays and over forty feature films. In 1995, he created the first independent television channel in Ukraine. In 2009, Rodnyansky founded A.R.Films independently. Representative films produced by Rodnyansky: The Sun(2005), Cloud Atlas(2012), The Leviathan(2014), and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For(2014).
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James Schamus( America)
American producer, screenwriter and actor
James Schamus is an American producer, screenwriter and actor, and once he was the CEO of Focus Features. He has a long-standing collaboration with Ang Lee, meanwhile as a producer. In 2014, he served as president of the jury for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. James won British Academy Film Awards and Independent Awards in 2005. He was nominated in the Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 1997, and in 2000, he was nominated at Academy Awards. His representative works includes Eat, Drink, Man, Woman( screenwriter and producer), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon( screenwriter and producer), Brokeback Mountain( producer) and Lust, Caution( screenwriter and producer).
Roger Garcia( Hong Kong, China)
the majordomo of the association of Hong Kong International Film Festival
As the majordomo of the association of Hong Kong International Film Festival, and a producer, Mr. Garcia has held the post of executive director of the association since 2010, and he was designated to executive director of Asian Film Awards Academy. He served as strategic consultant for projects, guidance, present of the jury or committee member for film festivals host by enormous countries in Europe, North America and Asia. Many of his writings on movies has been published by Yazhou Zhoukan, British Film Institute and Cahill Cinema. The representative works mainly are Himpapawid( producer), The Big Hit( producer), Sado Tempest( producer).
Cao Guoxiong ( China)
His investment field mainly focused on TMT, medical treatment and Culture. He is believed to be Chinese best leader investor by Financial Times. In the field of films and media studies, he publishes The Wal-mart Powerful Career, and he is a partner of Fabula Entertainment. He produces Surprise, Ever Since We Love, and Sword Master, which are his representative works.
Olivier Père( France)
Olivier Père was the Artistic Director of the Festival del film Locarno from September 1,2004 until 2012.And he is the director of ministry of movie for French Artistic Television.
He joined the French Cinémathèque in 1995, and soon became in charge of the programme, organizing numerous retrospectivesand thematic seasons. Alongside his work there,in 1996 he began a long-standing collaboration with the Belfort “ Entrevues” Film Festival, for whom he organized retrospectives.Between 2004 and 2009, Olivier Père heads the Director’s Fortnight,independent section at the Cannes Film Festival.