Brett Ratner

  Born in 1969, Florida, America, is one of Hollywood’s most successful filmmakers. His diverse films resonate with audiences worldwide and, as director, his 10 films have grossed over $2 billion at the global box office. Brett began his career directing music videos before making his feature directorial debut at 26 years old with the action comedy hit “Money Talks”. He followed with the blockbuster “Rush Hour” and its successful sequels. Brett also directed “The Family Man”, “Red Dragon”, “After the Sunset”, “X-Men: The Last Stand”, “Tower Heist” and “Hercules”.

  In 2013, Brett, along with his business partner James Packer, formed RatPac Entertainment, a film finance production and media company. Since inception, RatPac Entertainment has co-financed 41 theatrically released motion pictures, including “The Revenant”, “Birdman”, “Gravity”, “The Lego Movie”, “American Sniper”, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” etc., which exceed $7 billion in worldwide box office receipts. RatPac’s co-financed films have been nominated for 51 Academy Awards, 20 Golden Globes and 39 BAFTAs and have won 21 Academy Awards, 7 Golden Globes and 17 BAFTAs.

Baoping Cao

  Baoping Cao, born on January 2nd, 1962, is a renowned Chinese film director, screenwriter, and producer, best known for his films Trouble Makers (2006), The Equation of Love and Death (2008), The Dead End (2015), Cock and Bull (2016), and Einstein and Einstein (2018). As the leading director of Chinese crime films, he has been praised as "the best actor creating machine" for many actors in his works won Best Actor/Actress Awards. He received several accolades including Golden Goblet Award for Best Director at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival, the 33rd People’s Hundred Flowers Award for Best Film and the Altadis-New Directors Award at the 56th San Sebastian International Film Festival. He served as the jury member for the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival, 11th FIRST International Film Festival, and 19th Mumbai International Film Festival, etc.

Bille August

  Born in 1948, a Danish film director and writer, was trained as a film director at the Danish Film School in the 70’s. His directorial debut In My Life (1978), with its condensed film language and profound analysis of reality, stood out among its peers, adding a fresh touch to the spiritless film industry of Northern Europe after Ingmar Bergman. In 1982, Zappa, a children’s film, which made him known in Europe, also drew attention in Cannes. His film Pelle The Conqueror (1987) was awarded the Golden Palm at the 41th Cannes Film Festival in 1988 and won the 61th Academy Award and the Golden Globe as the Best Foreign Language Film in 1989. In 1992, he won the Golden Palm at 45th Cannes Film Festival again for The Best Intentions. In 2007, his film-Goodbye Bafana was nominated for the Golden Bear Award as the Best Motion Picture at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival. His most recent film, The Chinese Widow (2015), stars Yifei Liu and Emile Hirsch. Bille August has, so far, as a director made 19 films. 
  Apart from his numerous film awards, Bille August has been honoured for his work as a film director with both the Danish and the Swedish Royal Order of Chivalry and the French order Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et Lettres.
  

Chen Kun

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.

Corneliu Porumboiu

  Born in 1975 in Vaslui, Romania, is a famous film director and screenwriter. He graduated in 2004 the Film Directing department of the National University of Theater and Film from Bucharest. His debut feature “12.08 East of Bucharest” (2006) won the Camera d’Or prize at Cannes Film Festival. Porumboiu’s next films are “Police, adjective” (2009), “When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism”(2013) and “The Second Game” (2014). His last feature film, “The Treasure”, was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Un Certain Talent prize.

ChanPeter Chan

  Peter Chan is one of the top ten directors in Hong Kong. The film Comrades: Almost a Love Story released in 1996 won 9 awards on Hong Kong Film Awards in the same year. He filmed his first Hollywood movie The Love Letter for Dream Works in 1998. In 2004, the film Three: Going Home directed by him was selected as the opening film for the Out-of-Competition Section in Berlin International Film Festival. He marched into the Chinese mainland market in 2005. In 2013, the box office receipts for his film American Dreams in China hit about RMB 550 million. In 2014, the box office receipts for his film Dearest in mainland China exceeded RMB 300 million. With his foresight and sensibility in film industry, Peter Chan is always one step ahead of his counterparts, which wins him the honor of "Most Valuable Filmmaker" in Hong Kong.

Carina Lau

  Carina Lau is a famous actress in Hong Kong, China. In 1984, she graduated from the 12th Artist Training Class of Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). In the same year, she was especially notable as the heroine of Police Cadet.
  Lau then turned to films. She won the Best Actress award at the Festival of the 3 Continents for her role in Days of Being Wild (1991); with impressive performances in Intimates (1997) Lau won the Best Actress award of the 3rd Golden Bauhinia Awards in 1998. Thanks to Curiosity Kills the Cat (2006), she won the Best Actress award at Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival; by the blockbuster Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (2010), she won the Best Actress award at the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards. She was awarded the Best Actress at the 9th Osaka Asian Film Festival for her role in Bends (2013). In 2015, with the stage play Tonnochy, she was selected for the first time, and finally awarded the Best Actress of the 24th Hong Kong Drama Awards. In 2017, it was the first time for her to serve as the executive producer of In Your Dreams (2018), the prize-winning work of the 2nd First Feature Film Initiative. She was also the heroine of the film. It was also invited to be one of the opening films and competition films of the 2017 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.
  In 2017, she officially became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Călin Peter NETZER

  Călin Peter NETZER was born in 1975 (May, 1st) in Petrosani, Romania. In 1983, he immigrated to Germany together with his parents. From 1984 he has been living in Stuttgart where he graduated from elementary school and high school. In 1994, after graduation, he started the courses of the Theatre and Film University of Bucharest, Romania, Film Direction Department, and in 1999 he obtained his diploma as film director. His short & feature films (both entitled Maria) were screened in prestigious festivals around the world and won awards in Locarno (Grand Prize of the Jury and the Bronze Leopards for the actors). The feature film was also nominated for the EFA Awards in 2003. His next feature, Medal of Honor (2009), was selected in more than 30 festivals and awarded in Thessaloniki with the Silver Alexander and four other prizes, in Turin, Miami, Durres, Los Angeles, Zagreb. Child’s Pose (2013) is his 3rd feature film awarded with the Golden Bear at 63rd Berlin International Film Festival, the first Romanian feature to receive this award and Romania’s official entry for Academy Awards – Best Foreign Language Film in 2013. With his most recent feature, Ana, mon amour (2017), Călin returned to the Official Selection in Berlinale and received the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution.

Danis Tanovic

  Born on 20th February 1969, is a renowned film director, producer and screenwriter from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tanovic is often thought of as the best filmmaker among his peers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Many of his work received international recognition. His debut film “No Man's Land”(2001) won the Best Screenplay Prize in Cannes Film Festival in 2001. One year later the same film won the Best Foreign Language Film in the Academy Awards. After that, he completed “Hell”(2005), one of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s posthumous trilogies. Later he made "Triage"(2009) and "Cirkus Coumbia"(2010). Tanovic’s film "An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker"(2013) received the Best Actor Award and the Grand Jury Prize in the 63rd Berlin Film Festival. His latest work "Death in Sarajevo"(2016) was again recognized and praised in the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Award this time.

DUAN Yihong

  DUAN Yihong, born in Xinjiang province in 1973, is a notable actor in China. He graduated from the Acting Department at the Central Academy of Drama. In 1998, Duan started his career in the National Theatre of China, where he starred in Jinghui Meng's well-acclaimed play Rhinoceros in Love. In 2006, he starred in the TV series Soldiers Sortie, which introduced him to a larger audience. In 2009, he performed in the TV series My Chief and My Regiment. In 2013, he was awarded the Most Anticipated Actor for his performance in White Deer Plain at the 13th Chinese Film Media Awards. In 2015, his performance in The Dead End brought him the Golden Goblet Award for Best Actor at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival. In 2016, he won the Media Award for Best Performance at the 16th Chinese Film Media Awards. In 2017, he received the Star Asia Award at the 16th New York Asian Film Festival. And in the same year, he also won the Best Actor Award at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival for his performance in The Looming Storm, which makes him the first Chinese actor who has won two Best Actor Awards in different class A international film festivals.

Frant Gwo

  Frant Gwo is a Chinese film director, screenwriter, and producer.
  Since 2011, Frant Gwo has been directing feature films and has produced a large number of films that were huge box office hits and enjoyed good reputations. In 2014, he directed the film My Old Classmate and received an excellent reception from audiences. In the same year, the film won the Committee Special Award at the 21st Beijing College Student Film Festival.
  In 2019, The Wandering Earth, a science fiction movie, was released and achieved 4.686 billion RMB at the box office, earning it the reputation as the film that “opened the world to Chinese science fiction”. With this movie, Frant Gwo was awarded the Best Director Award at the 35th People’s Hundred Flowers Awards. In the same year, he also obtained the Outstanding Work Award of the 15th “Five-One Project” established by the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, as well as the 32nd Golden Rooster Award for Best Picture, the Best Film Award at the 11th China Film Director’s Guild Awards, and Tiantan Award for Best Visual Effects at the 9th Beijing International Film Festival, along with many other big awards.
  His latest film, The Wandering Earth 2, is currently in progress.

Florian Henckel von D...

  Born in 1973, Germany, he studied fiction directing at the HFF Munich, where he won numerous awards for his short films, including the Max Ophüls Prize and the Shocking Shorts Award from Universal Studios.

  In 2006, Buena Vista released "The Lives of Others", his first feature as writer and director. It won the German and European Film Awards and in 2007 the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

  His next feature, “The Tourist”, starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, was released by Columbia Pictures in 2010. It was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards: Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress.

  Florian is a member of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the Bavarian and Northrhine-Westphalian Orders of Merit. In 2013 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He serves on the Board of the American Academy in Berlin, and on the International Council at MoMA in New York. 2015 saw the publication of “Kino!”, a book of Florian's writings on contemporary cinema. He is presently in production on a dramatic thriller about the development of Modern Art in Europe.

Fernando Meirelles

  Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Fernando Meirelles studied Architecture at USP – Sao Paulo University - and started to direct independent TV programs during the 1980’s. On the 90’s, he directed TV commercials, having made over 700 TV spots. In 1997, he had his first feature film experience co-directing the children’s project “The Wacky Wacky Boy” with Fabrizia Pinto. In 2000 he shot the feature “Maids,” co-directed with NandoOlival. After that, came “City of God,” a film that won more than 52 awards around the world and received four 2004 Academy Award nominations including: Best Director. By that time, Fernando was also producing TV series and directing some of them as well.

  In 2004 came “The Constant Gardener,” a British independent production shot in Germany, England and Kenya. The feature was released in 2005 and Fernando was nominated for a Golden Globe and a BAFTA for Best Director and won a BAFTA, one Academy Award and one Golden Globe.

  In 2007, directed A Canadian/Japanese/Brazilain co-production, “Blindness,” a film based on the novel by José Saramago which premiered in Toronto.

  In 2009, Fernando adapted the Canadian miniseries “Slings and Arrows” for a Brazilian television.

  “360” was his last feature film, a British/French/Austrian co-production, launched in September 2012.

Gong Li

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.

 

 

 

Jan A.P. KACZMAREK

  Jan A.P. Kaczmarek was born (April 29th, 1953) and educated in Poland.

  As an Oscar - winning composer, Jan A.P. Kaczmarek has scored more than 60 films, including Finding Neverland, Hachi: a Dog's Tale, Unfaithful, The Visitor, Aimee & Jaguar, War and Peace, Quo Vadis, Total Eclipse, Washington Square.

  He moved to America in 1989, where he began composing for theatre, winning a Drama Desk Award for his music for the New York Shakespeare Festival's 1992 production of John Ford's Tis Pity She's A Whore (1992), directed by Joanne Akalaitis. In 2004, Jan won The National Board of Review Awards for Best Score of the Year because of Marc Forster’s Finding Neverland (2004). Also because of this film, he received his first Oscar for Best Original Score at the 77th Academy Awards in 2005. He was also nominated for both Golden Globe Awards and the British Academy Film Awards.

  He was commissioned to write symphonic and choral pieces for important national occasions in Poland. He is a member of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and European Film Academy. He founded and directs Transatlantyk Festival in Lodz, Poland. And Kaczmarek was The Jury Chairman at the 25th Warsaw International Film Festival in 2009.

Jean Reno

  Jean Reno born on July 30th, 1948 in Casablanca, Morocco, is a French actor from Spanish parents. His family immigrated to France when Jean Reno was 12 years old. Jean started learning drama acting and theater performance at the age of seventeen, and began to perform in drama and television programs in 1970s.
  From 1980s, Jean started to participate in many films. In 1988, he starred in Luc Besson’s well-acclaimed film Le Grand Bleu, which introduced him to a larger audience and gave him the nomination for the prestigious César Awards. Jean attained success in the United States after starring as a hitman in the American feature film Léon (1994), and since then he has enjoyed considerable success in many other Hollywood films. Léon also gave him a second nomination for the César Awards. The movie became a cult film in the U.S. and made Jean an international star. In 1996, he co-starred in the Hollywood film Mission Impossible. In 2000, he starred in the film Les Rivières Pourpres and in 2006, he co-starred in the film The Da Vinci Code. In recent years, he also starred in films like Comme un chef Avis (2012), De Mistra (2014), Days and Nights (2014) and Hector and The Search for Happiness (2014). 
  Jean Reno also received the highest awards in France, including “Officer de la Legion d’Honneur”, “Chevalier dans l’ordre du Merite National” and finally “Chevalier Des Arts et des Lettres”, which are the highest awards that French citizens can receive.
  

Jiang Wenli

  Jiang Wenli,was born in Bengbu, Anhui, is a Chinese actress. She graduated from Beijing Film Academy in 1993.
  As an actress, every role Jiang played is impressive and widely appreciated by the audience. In 2002, her performance in Gua Sha Treatment brought her the nomination for the Best Actress at the 2nd Chinese Film Media Awards. In 2003, she was awarded the Outstanding Actress at the 10th Huabiao Film Awards for her role in My Bittersweet Tai-wan. She also won the Best Actress for her performance in And the Spring Comes at several film festivals and awards, including the 2nd Rome International Film Festival in 2007, the 27th Golden Rooster Awards, the 5th Chinese American Film Festival and the 3rd Asian Film Awards in 2009. In 2010, Jiang showed that she is as excellent a director as she is an actress by winning the Audience Award at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival and the Best Director at the 1st Macau International Film Festival for writing and directing her debut feature Lan. Jiang was appointed as an acting professor at The Central Academy of Drama in the same year. For her acting in Love for Life, she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress at the 48th Golden Horse Film Festival in 2011 and the 31st Hundred Flowers Awards in 2012. In 2015, she was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress of the 52nd Golden Horse Awards for her performance in The Final Master.

Jonathan MOSTOW

  Jonathan Mostow is an American director, screenwriter and producer.
  Jonathan Mostow began his filmmaking career as a student at Harvard University, where he directed award-winning shorts and documentaries.
  As a director, his credits include the blockbuster hits Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the WWII submarine thriller U-571 (2000) starring Matthew McConaughey, which garnered two Academy Awards nominations, and the critically acclaimed Breakdown (1997) starring Kurt Russell. Other films include the Bruce Willis science-fiction drama Surrogates (2009) and the 2017 thriller The Hunter’s Prayer starring Sam Worthington.
  As a producer, Jonathan Mostow’s credits include The Game (1997) starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn, Hancock (2008) starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron, and Playing for Keeps (2012) starring Gerard Butler, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Uma Thurman .

Ki-duK Kim

  Ki-duk Kimis a famous South Korean director and screenwriter who was once awarded two Best Scenario Award by the Korean Film Council with the screenplays of Double Exposure and Jaywalking. In 1996, Kim made his debut as a director with a movie titled Crocodile and his The Isle was nominated for the Venice InternationalFilm Festival in the same year. He won the Silver Lion (Best Director) for 3-Iron in the BerlinInternational Film Festival in September 2004, the Golden Lion for Pietà in the 69th Venice Film Festival in 2012 and the Best Film Award for One On One in the 71th Venice International Film Festival in 2014. In 2013, his Moebius was also nominated for an award in the Venice International Film Festival.

Lucrecia Martel

  Lucrecia Martel is an Argentine director, screenwriter, and producer.
  She has been directing short films since 1989. In 2001, her first feature film The Swamp was shortlisted for the 51st Berlin International Film Festival and won the Alfred Bauer Award. She subsequently directed films such as The Holy Girl and Zama, and her works were shortlisted for the main competition section of the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festivals many times. In 2006, she served as a jury member of the main competition section of the 59th Cannes Film Festival. In 2008, she served as a jury member of the main competition section of the 65th Venice International Film Festival. In 2019, she served as the jury president of the main competition section of the 76th Venice International Film Festival.

Li Xuejian

  Li Xuejian was the winner of Best Actor at the Golden Rooster Awards and the People’s Hundred Flowers Awards, and recipient of the title and medal of Reform Pioneer, as well as being known as the “Most Impressive Striver”.
  Growing up against the backdrop of the reform and opening up policy, Li Xuejian is an excellent performing artist and a role model for Chinese actors. He is good at observing the characteristics of the roles he plays and embraces their life experiences. He has refined his own acting style through theoretical study and actual performance and has created countless artistic images with great vitality and appeal, demonstrating the zeitgeist during the economic development and social changes over the past 40 years. He used to be the 9th chairman of the China Film Association and is now honorary chairman of the China Film Association.
  Internationally, Li Xuejian’s films have been shortlisted for many international awards. In 1992, the film Family Portrait, which he starred in, was shortlisted for the main competition section of the 46th Locarno International Film Festival. In 1995, he starred in the film Shanghai Triad, which was shortlisted for the main competition section of the 48th Cannes International Film Festival, won the Technical Grand Prize, and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for the Best Foreign Language Film in the following year. In 1998, he starred in the film The Emperor and The Assassin, which was shortlisted for the main competition section of the 52nd Cannes International Film Festival and won the Technical Grand Prize.
  In China, Li Xuejian’s acting skills are even more well-known, with his performances regarded as the backbone of the films he has appeared in. In 1990, he starred in the film Jiao Yulu, which is one of his most representative works. By virtue of this film, he won the Best Actor Award both at the 11th Golden Rooster Awards and the 14th People’s Hundred Flowers Awards, for a double scoop as best actor. In 2011, he won the Outstanding Actor Award at the 14th Huabiao Film Awards for his film Yang Shanzhou.
  In 2018, Li Xuejian was awarded the title and medal of Reform Pioneer by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council and was praised as an outstanding performing artist who had promoted core socialist values. In 2019, he was selected as the “Most Impressive Striver”.
  In recent years, Li Xuejian has continued to perform in many films. Regardless of the importance of the role, he has always been conscientious and dedicated.

Leste Chen

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.

Luc Besson

  Born in Paris, France, on March 18th, 1959, Luc Besson is among the most influential directors in France. Many of his classics have made miracles in box office. From Leon: The Professional, The Fifth Element, Arthur and the Invisibles, to the recently screened Lucy, he has been creating new summits one after another.

  In 1983, he directed his first feature film, The Last Battle, which earned him recognition at the Avoriaz Film Festival. Luc Besson started to catch the attention of the French film circle via this film. Two years later he directed Subway, starring Isabelle Adjani and Christopher Lambert. The industry rewarded him with three Cesar Awards. Luc Besson’s visual style was clearly established. Building on his success, he undertook the direction of The Big Blue. Though poorly received at the Cannes Film Festival, the film gained 10 million admissions and went one to become a veritable social phenomenon. Despite an unfavorable critical climate, both La Femme Nikita (1990) and Leon: the Professional (1994) were publicly acclaimed, solidly establishing his popularity in France and earning him an international reputation. Between these films, he directed Atlantis (1991), a documentary aimed at raising awareness about the beauty of nature and the need to protect the environment.

  In 1995 he launched into directing a bold science fiction picture: The Fifth Element. The blockbuster became one of the biggest box office hits of any French film in the United States. In 1998, Luc Besson took home a Cesar Award for Best Director. In 1999, he directed his version of Joan of Arc, winning him another nomination as Best Director at the Cesar Awards. In 2000, he was named President of the Jury for the 53rd Cannes Film Festival, becoming the youngest jury president in the history of the festival.He devoted most of the next five years to production. Since creating Europa Corp ten years ago, the studio has become one of the major studios of the European film industry. 17 years later, Luc Besson put forward his second science fiction action film Lucy in 2014 which gained more than US$400 million in box office globally. It has also hit a new record in Luc Besson’s box offices.

  Luc Besson was once regarded as the vanguard of France’s young directors, as his films are fashionable and variable in styles. Each and every of his film can cause great expectations. In the 1980s, Luc Besson’s film genre was commented as “Neo-Baroque” by the critics. Since the 1990s, Luc Besson started to compete with Hollywood by way of huge budgets and high-tech manners. He created some genre films featuring entertainment and aesthetics during this period.

  Luc Besson’s works demonstrate in-depth reflection on the society and humanity which enables his film to radiate with endless artistic charm. All his films have the same ideological theme: Religion, love and humanity. While telling stories one by one, he is also bringing about “poetic tales” to us.

Michelangelo Frammartino

  Michelangelo Frammartino is an Italian director and producer.
  In 2010, he won the Label Europa Cinema at the Director’s Fortnight at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival for his film The Four Times. In 2021, he won the Special Jury Prize in the main competition section of the 78th Venice International Film Festival for his film The Hole. The film was revealed to audiences in the surprise premiere section of “Beijing Screening” at the 11th Beijing International Film Festival. During the screening, it was hard to get a ticket, and it won unanimous praise from film critics and curators, becoming a hot topic.
  In 2022, Michelangelo Frammartino will head the jury of the Venice First Film Prize at the 79th Venice International Film Festival.

Malcolm Clarke

  Malcolm Clarke is a British documentary filmmaker and producer.
  He has participated in film productions in nearly 90 countries and has won 16 Emmy Awards and 2 Academy Awards. He filmed the documentary A Long Cherished Dream supervised by the State Council Information Office of the People’s Republic of China and under the guidance of the External Promotion Bureau of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and the Online Audio-Visual Program Management Department of the National Radio and Television Administration. In 2017, he won the 23rd China Documentary Feature Film of the Year with the documentary Heart of a Tiger, and in 2019, he won the Special Recommendation Award of the Jury of the Documentary Section at the 9th Beijing International Film Festival for the documentary Better Angels. In 2014, he served as the chairman of the jury on the Documentary Section of the Golden Goblet Awards at the 18th Shanghai International Film Festival.

Mabel Cheung

  Mabel Cheung, was born in HongKong ,  graduated from the University of Hong Kong, majoring in English Literature and Psychology.  She holds a Graduate Diploma in Drama and Visual Arts from Bristol University, UK, and an M.F.A. Degree in Film Production from the New York University Graduate Film School.   Cheung has become an award-winning director since her debut feature, The Illegal Immigrant (1985), which won her the Best Director Prize at the Hong Kong Film Awards and a Special Jury Award at the 30th Asia Pacific Film Festival.  An Autumn’s Tale (1987) signaled another high point of her career, winning four Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay.  The Soong Sisters (1997) won three Taiwan Golden Horse Awards and six Hong Kong Film Awards.  Other films she has made – City of Glass (1998), Beijing Rocks (2001), and Traces of a Dragon (2003) – have been selected by film festivals worldwide. 

  Cheung has also produced many popular films, including Painted Faces (1988), Now You See Love, Now You Don’t (1992), and The Moon Warriors (1993).  In 2005 she directed Song of Light and Shadows, a stage musical in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Chinese cinema, which was awarded the Gold Prize for Best Performance in China.  In 2010 she produced the motion picture Echoes of the Rainbow, winner of the Crystal Bear award at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival, Generation Section, as well as four Hong Kong film awards:Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best New Performer, and Best Original Film Song.  Her latest directorial effort is A Tale of Three Cities, starring Jean Lau and Tang Wei.  It was nominated for 5 Hong Kong Film Awards in 2016.

Majid Majidi

  Born in Tehran in 1959, Majid Majidi, honored as the nationally celebrated director, is the first Iranian director who won an Academy Award Nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film with his Children of Heaven (1997). Majid worked as an actor at first and then turned to directing some short films. His directorial debut feature—Baduk (1992) was presented at Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 1992. Then with his second venture—Father (1996) he got his first major prize at San Sebastian International Film Festival. Majid is a triple-times-winner of Grand Prix of Americas at Montreal World Film Festival for Children of Heaven (1997), The Color of Paradise (1999) and Baran (2001). Winning the best actor award, his The Song of Sparrows (2008) was well received at the 58th Berlin International Film Festival.

Nadine Labaki

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.

Paolo Del Brocco

  Paolo Del Brocco, Born in Rome, Italy in 1963, he is a movie manager, journalist and university professor. Since 1991, he had been working at Rai, Italian National Television. In his long career, he worked at Rai 2, taking charge of network planning that belongs to the Broadcasting Rights Management Division. In 1999, he became the manager of Rai Fiction for Acquisition of Cinema Production and Sales Products. When Rai Cinema Spa was established in 2000, Del Brocco began to be in charge of the finance, administration and management of the new company. In 2007, he was appointed as General Director of Rai Cinema, and from 2010, he has been the CEO.

  In Rai Cinema, he produced hundreds of successful movies including Caesar Must Die (Cesare deve morire, 2012) and Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare, 2016), both of which won the Golden Bears at the Berlinale. His Sacro Gra (2013) earned a Golden Lion at Venice International Film Festival. The tree of life (2011) won a Golden Palm Award. Also, Gomorra, Reality and The Wonders won the Jury Prizes at Cannes Film festival. See You in Texas won the Jury Prize at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival. In addition, he got several prizes at Tokyo, Locarno, Toronto, EFA and many others.

Qin Hailu

  Qin Hailu is a Chinese actress and director.
  She is a star with superb acting skills, recognized by people inside and outside the industry. She has won several international and domestic awards. She has acted in A Simple Life, The Piano in a Factory, Return Ticket, Red Amnesia, The Crossing, Cliff Walkers, and many other outstanding films which have enjoyed great popularity among film buffs.
  She has served on the jury for several international film festivals, including the 25th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2006, the Golden Goblet Awards of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival in 2018, and the 41st Cairo International Film Festival in 2019.

Qing Xu

  Born in Beijing, Qing Xu is a Chinese actress. She made her debut in the 1990 film “Life on a String”, directed by Kaige Chen. In 1991, she starred in “Ripples Across Stagnant Water”. In 1994, she starred in” Dongbian Richu Xibian Yu” and she played the main role in “The Emperor's Shadow” in 1995, with Wen Jiang and You Ge. In 2001, Qing Xu starred as Yingying Ren in “The Legendary Swordsman” directed by Jizhong Zhang and in 2009, she starred as Ching-ling Soong in “The Founding of a Republic” and won Hundred Flowers Award and Best Supporting Actress at the Macao International Film Festival. In 2012, she starred in a Hollywood movie “Looper” and participated in the Asian tour of the drama “A Dream like a Dream” by Stan Lai, starring as Xianglan Gu of her prime age. In 2015, she played the role of Chatterbox in Mr. Six produced by Huayi Bros. Media Group and received appraisal for her professional acting.

  Other awards she won are: 2016, The 18th China Tripod Award for Best Film Actress in Mr. Six; 2013, the 10th China Tripod Award for Best Drama Actress in “A Dream like a Dream”; 2003, the 20th China Golden Eagle TV Award for Audience’s Favorite Actress in “The Chinese Woman at the Gunpoint of Gestapo”; 1993, the 4th China Film Society of Performing Art Award.

Renny Harlin

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).

Radu Jude

  Radu Jude, born on 28th of March 1977, in Bucharest Romania, has graduated from Media University of Bucharest (Film Directing Department),in 2003. He directed several award-winning short films, among them, The Tube with a Hat (2006), is the most successful Romanian short film ever, and Alexandra (2007) was selected in over 30 film festivals, including Oberhausen in Germany where he won the Grand Prix.

  The Happiest Girl in the World (2009) is his feature film debut.  By the time of its release in Romanian theaters, it had already received the CICAE Prize at Berlin International Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize at Sofia International Film Festival, etc. Everybody in Our Family (2012) won six Gopo Awards ('Best Feature Film', 'Best Director', 'Best Screenplay', 'Best Actor in a Leading Role', 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' and 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role'). Aferim! (2015) won the Silver Bear award as 'Best Director' at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, 'Best Cinematography' at the 6th Beijing International Film Festival and twelve Gopo Awards including 'Best Feature Film' and 'Best Director'. His most recent feature, Scarred Hearts (2016), won the 'Jury Prize' at Locarno International Film Festival 2016.

Robert Mark Kamen

  Robert Mark Kamen was born in the Bronx, New York. He graduated from the public school system of that city, received his BA from NYU in Literature, and his Masters and Ph.D in American Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1979 he sold the first screenplay he ever wrote to Warner Bros. With the proceeds of that sale he purchased 300 acres of raw land in Sonoma California in the Mayacamas Mountains over looking the San Francisco Bay. In 1980 he planted an organic vineyard on the land, which today produces highly regarded Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah wines.

  In 1992, while working at Warner Bros. Robert was introduced to the French director and producer Luc Besson by Bill Gerber, an executive Vice President at the studio. Since then, Robert has collaborated almost continuously with Luc, co writing fourteen films to date.

  In addition to his work with Besson, which includes Taken 1, 2, and 3, The Fifth Element, The Professional and the Transporter series, Robert has written another dozen films, among them: Taps, The Karate Kid series, Lethal Weapon 3, The Power of One and A Walk in the Clouds.

Rob Minkofff

  Rob Minkofff was born on August 11th, 1962, in Palo Alto, California. Rob began his career at the Walt Disney Studios in the animation department as a character designer, animator, story artist and screenwriter working on such seminal films as The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Rob made his feature directorial debut with Disney's Academy Award winning The Lion King, featuring the songs of Elton John and Tim Rice, and the voice talents of James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane.
  After leaving Disney, Rob left to explore the world of Live-Action with Columbia Pictures' Stuart Little and its sequel, Stuart Little 2, starring Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Michael J. Fox. In 2007 Rob traveled to China to direct the martial arts epic The Forbidden Kingdom, co-starring Chinese superstars Jackie Chan & Jet Li. The film opened as the #1 film in both China and the US and is still considered as one of the most successful China co-productions in history. Rob's most recent release is the 3D, CGI, Mr. Peabody & Sherman for Dreamworks Animation. Based on Jay Ward’s classic TV series, the film stars Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stanley Tucci and Stephen Colbert.
  Rob is currently working with Huayi Brothers Media on an all-new animated feature entitled Blazing Warrior, based on Mel Brooks’ classic, Blazing Saddles. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Cera, and Ricky Gervais. Rob is also developing two co-productions in partnership with China's Le Vision Pictures. Silkworms is an action comedy about the first case of industrial espionage in history. Wolf Totem is a fantasy reimagining of the seminal 2004 novel by Jiang Rong.

Ruben ÖSTLUND

  Ruben Östlund was born in 1974 in Styrs, Sweden. He started as a director of skiing films in the 1990s, and eventually went on to study film at the University of Gothenburg. His feature debut The Guitar Mongoloid (2004) won the FIPRESCI Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2005. His second feature Involuntary (2008) premiered in the Un Certain regard at the 61st Cannes Film Festival. The film was then distributed in more than 20 countries and shown at numerous festivals, awarding Ruben international recognition. Two years later, he won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival for his short Incident by a Bank. The premiere of his third feature film Play (2011) was held in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Play also brought him the Best Director Award at the 24th Tokyo International Film Festival. His fourth feature film Force Majeure (2014) premiered in the Un Certain Regard at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Jury Prize. Force Majeure was also nominated at the Golden Globes and shortlisted for an Oscar.
  His newest feature film The Square (2017) won the Palme d'Or at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. It was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards and at the 75th Golden Globes. The film has been distributed in over 70 countries.

Sergey Dvortsevoy

  Sergey Dvortsevoy, a world-known Russian director. His films have received numerous international acclaims, prizes and recognition at festivals around the world, including the nomination of Bread Day (1998) for the prestigious Joris Ivens Award at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival. People living in and around Russia in transition trying in their individual ways to eke out an existence is one of his concerned subjects. His first feature film Tulpan (2008) won Un Certain Regard Grand Prize at the 61st Cannes Film Festival, Best Director and Tokyo Grand Prix at the 21st Tokyo International Film Festival in 2008. His latest movie Ayka (2018) has been selected to compete for Palme d'Or and won the Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.

Simon West

  Simon West is a British born and Hollywood based film director and producer. His films include Con Air starring Nicholas Cage, The General's Daughter starring John Travolta and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider starring Angelina Jolie. West is the only live action director ever whose first three films all grossed over $100m at the US box office. West also served as an executive producer on the Oscar nominated Black Hawk Down. He directed the action packed remake of The Mechanic starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster and The Expendables 2 starring almost every action star in the movie world. West is currently in post production on his first Chinese movie SkyFire, the first story of volcano on the Chinese-language screen, which is initiated by a Chinese production company and teaming with the world’s top creatives.

Silvio Caiozzi

  Silvio Caiozzi was born in Chile in 1944 and graduated as a Bachelor of Arts at Columbia College in Chicago, USA in 1967. His films have received nearly 100 national and international prizes, thus making him one of the most awarded directors of Latin America.
  In 1979 he released Jules Starts In July, the first film entirely directed by him. This awarded film was chosen by popular vote as “Best Chilean Film of the 20th Century”. In 1990 Silvio Caiozzi produced and directed The Moon In The Mirror which he developed the script together with the world-famous writer José Donoso. This film was nominated for Golden Lion at the 47th Venice Film Festival, which is also the first Chilean film that has been selected in the Official Competition in a Category A Festival. Later, he made the films Coronation (2000) and Cachimba (2004), both awarded films were based on literary works of José Donoso. At the 23rd Montreal World Film Festival Silvio Caiozzi was awarded as Best Director for his film Coronation. On September 4th, 2017, his latest film “…And Suddenly the Dawn” received the Best Film Award at 41st Montreal World Film Festival and, on October 17th, 2018, the Chamber of Representatives of Chile honored Silvio Caiozzi for this film. In the same year, he served as the jury President of the 42nd Montreal World Film Festival.

SHU Qi

  SHU Qi was born in 1976(April,16th) in Taiwan,China.
  In 1996, SHU Qi starred in Viva Erotica which garnered seven nominations at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards and nominated for the Golden Bear at the 47th Berlin International Film Festival. For her performance in this film, SHU Qi won the Best Supporting Actress and Best New Artist at the 16th Hong Kong Film Awards. In 1998, she won the Best Supporting Actress award at the 35th Golden Horse Awards and the 18th Hong Kong Film Awards for her performance in Portland Street Blues. In 2005, for her performance in Three Times, she won the Best Actress award at the 42nd Golden Horse Awards. In 2008, she was invited to be the jury member of the 58th Berlin International Film Festival. In 2009, she was appointed as the jury member of the 62nd Cannes Film Festival and also won the title of Excellent Overseas Chinese Actress at the 13th Ornamental Column Awards for her performance in If You Are the One. She starred in Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons in 2013. In 2015, She starred in The Assassin, nominated for the Competition Section at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, and she won the Best Actress award at the 10th Asian Film Awards. In 2015, she starred in Mojin: The Lost Legend, which earned a box office revenue exceeding CNY 1 billion in eight days from the release.

Teddy Chen

  Born in 1958, Hong Kong, China, he directed his first film “Alien Wife” in 1991 and then directed “Twenty Something” in 1994, which proved a hit at the box office in Hong Kong and was selected as one of the top ten movies by Hong Kong Film Awards that year. In 1997, his film “Downtown Torpedoes” pioneered the sub-genre of ‘battle of wits’ action film in Hong Kong. After that, he was considered internationally-known for his works including “Purple Storm” (1999) and “The Accidental Spy” (2001) starred by Jackie Chan. In 2009, his film “Bodyguards and Assassins” took in RMB 290 million at the Chinese box office, and won eight Hong Kong Film Awards, including awards of the Best Film and the Best Director, as well as the fourteenth Best Director Award for overseas Chinese of Chinese Film Awards. In 2015, Teddy won the Best Director Award at China International Film Festival London for his film “Kung Fu Jungle”.

Wu Jing

  Wu Jing is a Chinese actor and director, and vice chairman of the China Film Association.
  In 2017, he won the Best Actor Award at the 34th People’s Hundred Flowers Awards and the Outstanding Leading Actor Award at the 17th Huabiao Film Awards for directing and starring in the film Wolf Warrior 2.
  He has starred in films such as the Wolf Warrior series; My People, My Country; The Climbers; The Sacrifice; The Battle at Lake Changjin; The Wandering Earth, and My Country, My Parents, and his works have broken Chinese box office records several times. Among them, The Battle at Lake Changjin and Wolf Warrior 2 are respectively ranked first and second on the list of the highest-grossing films in the Chinese Mainland.
  In addition, Director Wu Jing was chosen for the 5th session of national young and middle-aged literary and art workers who are brilliant professionally and morally in 2022.

Wuershan

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.

WONG Kar Wai

  Born in Shanghai and raised in Hong Kong, Wong Kar Wai is an internationally celebrated director and writer whose unique narrative and visual styles have inspired a generation of filmmakers.
  In 1988, his film debut As Tears Go By was released and critically acclaimed. In 1990, he directed the second film Days of Being Wild, which won the Best Film, Best Director and other awards at the 10th Hong Kong Film Awards. Wong was introduced to global audiences in 1994 with Chungking Express. In 1997, his film Happy Together won the Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, making Wong the first Chinese to won this award and his international standing consolidated. In 2000, In the Mood for Love received the Technical Grand Prize and Best Actor at 53rd Cannes Film Festival. In 2006, Wong made history as the first Asian director to chair the jury at the 59th Cannes Film Festival. The same year, Wong was knighted by the French government’s National Order of the Legion of Honour. Furthermore, Wong was awarded France’s Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in 2013. In 2007, Wong’s English-language feature debut My Blueberry Nights opened the 60th Cannes Film Festival. Wong’s latest film, the martial arts epic The Grandmaster (2013) opened the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival of which he chaired the jury.He also won the Best Director Award at 4th Beijing International Film Festival by this film.
  Wong was invited as the exhibition artistic director for the art exhibition China: Through the Looking Glass held by The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) in 2015, which is the MET’s top 5 most-visited exhibit ever.

Yojiro Takita

  Born in 1955 in Toyama prefecture, a famous director in Japan. Directed No More Comics in 1986, which was screened at New Directors/New Films in MoMA and the Cannes Film Festival to high acclaim. He gained popularity over works such as “The Yen Family” (1988), “Let’s Go to the Hospital ”(1990), “We Are Not Alone” (1992), “Daddy’s Last Run” (1999), “Secret” (1999), “The Yin-Yang Master” (2001), “Ashura” (2005), “The Battery -Future in Our Hands”(2006), and “Sanpei the Fisher Boy” (2009). His “When the Last Sword is Drawn” won 2002 Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year and was nominated for Director of the Year. His “Departures” (2008) won 103 awards both in Japan and overseas, starting with the Grand Prix at the World Film Festival in Montreal and including Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year and Director of the Year. In 2009, he won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and held an Oscar in his hand. His latest film is “Tenchi: The Samurai Astronomer” (2012), which is a film adaptation of a novel by Tow Ubukata about Santetsu Yasui, who created the traditional Japanese calendar and starred by Junichi Okada. He has directed 45 films so far.

Yodor Bondarchuk

  Fyodor Bondarchuk is a Russian actor, director and producer. Fedor participates in more than 60 films and televisions, including V dvizhenii, Our Own, The 9th Company,The State Counsellor, etc. He is thefounder of Art Pictures Studio production company and Film Bureau group company, and Chairman of BOD of Leningrad Film Studio awarded Order of Lenin. In 2012, the first film produced in IMAX 3D format in Russia's history directed by Fedor Bondarchuk, Stalingrad was submitted for competition on Academy Award on Russia's behalf again.

Zhang Songwen

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.

Zhou Xun

  Zhou Xun is a renowned Chinese Actress, Singer, and Environmental Advocate.

  Her feature film credits include the likes of Suzhou River, Perhaps Love, The Banquet, Painted Skin, The Equation of Love and Death, The Message, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate, The Great Magician, The Silent War, Cloud Atlas, Overheard 3, and Women Who Know How to Flirt Are the Luckiest. Noted television credits include: “Palace of Desire”, “April Rhapsody” , “Ripening Orange”, “Love Story in Shanghai” , and “Red Sorghum.”

  She has appeared in a total of 55 motion picture and television productions (9 television shows and 26 feature films) since her debut, and has accrued 17 Best Actress accolades and one Best Supporting Actress award from the likes of the Paris Film Festival, the Asian Film Awards, the Chinese Film Media Awards and The People's Hundred Flower Award. She is to-date the only Mainland Chinese actress to receive a Hong Kong Film Award in the Best Supporting Actress category, as well as the first artiste to receive Best Actress accolades from all three top film awards in Chinese-Language Cinema: Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards, Hong Kong's Hong Kong Film Awards, and Mainland China's Golden Rooster Awards.

  Zhou Xun has also been an ardent advocate for the environmental cause, using her international fame to spread “green ideas” to everyone in every corner of the world. In 2010, she was named the 2010 Laureate of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 's Champions of the Earth along with ten other environmentalists, becoming the first entertainer in the world to receive this honor. In the same year, Zhou Xun was named one of CNN’s “ 25 Greatest Asian Actors ”. In 2011, Zhou was inducted into the World Economic Forum's “Forum of Young Global Leaders”, once again as the first Asian entertainer to receive this honor. She was also selected as the 2011 Ambassador for the China-Euro Youth Exchange Year. In 2014, the French Government honored Zhou with The Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters), in recognition of her achievement and contribution in film, environment and culture communication fields. July of the same year,the “ONE NIGHT charity concert for Children with Special Needs” initiated by the Zhou Xun Workshop sought to raise money for the "Focus on the Nine Kinds of Children With Special Needs Project",ultimately generating over three million dollars RMB.