Gong Li , Jury President of the 11th Tiantan Award
Gong Li, the only actress in the world who starred in films winning the highest awards at all three European film festivals (Berlin International Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival).
Gong Li served as the jury president and member in several international film festivals, such as the jury president at the 50th Berlin International Film Festival, the 59th Venice International Film Festival, the 16th Tokyo International Film Festival, the 17th Shanghai International Film Festival, as well as the jury member at the 50th Cannes Film Festival.
Internationally, the film Red Sorghum, the acting debut of Gong Li, won Golden Bear at the 38th Berlin International Film Festival. Later, Gong Li won the Best Actress at the 49th Venice International Film Festival for her performance in The Story of Qiu Ju, which was granted the Golden Lion also at the festival. At the Cannes Film Festival in 1994, Farewell My Concubine starring Gong Li was awarded the Golden Palm. In addition, she also won several international awards and titles for the film Breaking the Silence, including the Best Actress and Best Artistic Achievement at the 24th Montreal World Film Festival, the Best Supporting Actress of 59th New York Film Critics Circle and the Best Supporting Actress of the 77th National Board of Review Awards.
In Asia, she was granted the Golden Rooster Awards for twice and The People’s Hundred Flowers Awards for three times, the most prestigious awards in China, titled the Outstanding Actress of Ornamental Column Awards in 2016, the Best Actress at Changchun Film Festival and China Film Director's Guild Awards. Her films also won Hong Kong Film Awards in 2007, Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award in 2007 and the Best Actress of Asian Film Awards. In 2021, with exceptional performance in the film Leap, she received the Best Actress of Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award and the film won the Best Feature Film at the 33rd edition of Golden Rooster Awards.
In the realm of literature and art, Gong Li was honored with the Insignia of Commandeur in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, the highest distinction of French literature and art, presented by the Ministry of Culture in France, as the first Chinese actress with the honor. She was also elected as one of the 16 artists who influence human culture and arts by the United Nations and was appointed UNESCO Artist for Peace. In 2019, she was awarded the Women in Motion by the President of the Cannes Film Festival as the first Asian filmmaker to win the award.
In recent years, Gong has starred in the films such as Mulan and Leap.
Chen Kun , Jury Member of the 11th Tiantan Award
Chen Kun, Chinese actor, graduated from Beijing Film Academy.
In 1999, Chen Kun debuted in the film The National Anthem. For over 20 years, he has starred in many film and television works with both artistic and commercial value. His works include films such as Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress，The Knot, the Painted Skin series, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and Mojin: The Lost Legend. Chen Kun has also appeared in a number of classic TV series, including Love Story in Shanghai, The Story of a Noble Family, Farewell Vancouver and The Rise of Phoenixes.
Chen Kun has won awards such as the Best Actor award at the 30th Hundred Flowers Awards, Outstanding Actor award at the 12th China Huabiao Film Awards and the China Film Performance Art Academy’s Golden Phoenix Award. Films in which he has played a leading role have also been nominated for many domestic and foreign awards, including the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globe Awards, the Golden Rooster Awards, and the Hong Kong Film Awards.
Leste Chen , Jury Member of the 11th Tiantan Award
Leste Chen, director and producer. In 2004, Leste Chen directed the short film Uninhibited, which was shortlisted for the Venice International Film Critics' Week competition and the Tokyo International Film Festival’s Winds of Asia competition. In 2005, he directed his first feature film, The Heirloom. In 2006, he won the New Currents Award at the 11th Busan International Film Festival for his romantic film Eternal Summer. In 2011, he directed the romantic comedy Love on Credit. In 2014, he was nominated for Best Director and Best Screenwriter at the 15th Chinese Film Media Awards for his suspense-filled drama The Great Hypnotist. In 2015, he directed the bizarre comedy 20 Once Again. In 2016, he produced the crime romance One Night Only. In 2017, he directed the crime thriller Battle of Memories. In 2021, the suspense film Home Sweet Home directed by him, and his coming-of-age movie Upcoming Summer is set to be released soon.
Renny Harlin , Jury Member of the 11th Tiantan Award
Renny Harlin has established himself Internationally as a filmmaker with the ability to identify and develop a wide range of material. His credits span multiple genres and include both action-oriented blockbusters, comedies and critically acclaimed dramas. Harlin’s films have generated well over a billion dollars in Box Office receipts, in the theatrical market alone. He is globally known for directing the box office smash Die Hard 2: Die Harder starring Bruce Willis. Then, Harlin produced the acclaimed comedy drama Rambling Rose which won him the Spirit Award for the Best Independent Movie of the year. He also directed and produced the blockbuster Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone, which helped establish Harlin as one of Hollywood’s premiere action directors.
Besides, Renny Harlin directed dozens of well-known films including The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), Deep Blue See (1999) and Mind Hunter (2004). In recent years, Renny Harlin directed a range of films in China, including Skiptrace (2016) starring Jackie Chan, Legend of the Ancient Sword (2018) and Bodies at Rest (2019).
Nadine Labaki , Jury Member of the 11th Tiantan Award
Nadine Labaki，graduated in audiovisual studies from the University of Beirut. In 2004, she embarked to write and develop Caramel, her first feature film, shot two years later and showcased at the Directors' Fortnight in 2007. This joyous, rebellious ode to female camaraderie was distributed worldwide. Nadine Labaki continued to explore the female condition and religious tensions in Where Do We Go Now? which premiered at Un Certain Regard in 2011 and won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Film Festival.
In 2008, she received the Insignia of Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture. In 2018, Nadine Labaki was selected in the official Competition of the Cannes Film Festival with her powerfully moving Capernaum, a poignant manifesto on damaged childhood, refugees and the cracks in a society that turns its back on humanity, which sent shockwaves around the Croisette. Nadine Labaki won the Jury Prize of the Cannes Film Festival that year. Nominated for the Baftas, the Golden Globes, the French Césars and an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, Capernaum made its Lebanese director the first woman from the Arabic-speaking world to be nominated in this category. In 2019, she was the president of the Un Certain Regard jury at Cannes Film Festival.
Wuershan , Jury Member of the 11th Tiantan Award
Wuershan is a famous director, screenwriter, and producer in China. As a leading figure of Chinese fantasy films, his films are based on local culture and have a distinctive personal aesthetic. Most of his works are presented in strict industrial production, leading and expanding the highest level of Chinese film industrialization. The films he directed have won many awards in film festivals and are highly recognized by the market and have achieved great successes at the box-office. In 2011, he directed the martial arts comedy The Butcher, the Chef and the Swordsman. In 2012, he directed the fantasy romance film Painted Skin: The Resurrection, which broke 12 box-office records that year. In 2015, he directed the fantasy adventure film Mojin: The Lost Legend and won the Best Director at the 33rd Hundred Flowers Awards. Fengshen Trilogy is one of Director Wuershan's works to be released, which took seven years of preparation and production. It is the first time in Chinese film history for a mythological epic trilogy to be shot back-to-back.
Zhang Songwen , Jury Member of the 11th Tiantan Award
Zhang Songwen，Chinese actor. His representative works include The Pioneer, 1921，Break Through the Darkness, The Shadow Play, The Bad Kids, End of Summer and Spring Fever. He won Best Supporting Actor at the Chinese Film Media Awards in 2019 with his brilliant acting in The Shadow Play. He also won Movie Actor of the Year at the SIR Film and Entertainment Conference in 2019. He starred in the film End of Summer, which won the KNN Award in the New Currents section, the only international competitive section of the Busan International Film Festival.
Aside from acting, he is a famous performance coach in China. His unique teaching ideology and effective training method can rapidly improve actors’ performing abilities and aesthetics. From 2019 to 2020, he has attended acting shows as a tutor and performance coach for two years in a row, such as REAL ACTOR and I AM THE ACTOR 3.