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Tiantan Award | Malcolm Clarke: “Share Emotions with Audience all over the World through Films”
Malcolm Clarke, a famous British director and screenwriter, was nominated for Academy Awards (Oscars) four times with two prizes, and won 16 Emmy Awards. In the past four decades, Clarke traveled around over 80 countries and recorded massive extraordinary life scenes of ordinary people, which highlights the brilliance of human nature and the spirit of the times.
Malcolm Clarke started his career at British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) before being invited to New York to produce and direct films for “Feature" Documentary Division at American Broadcasting Company (ABC). In 1989, Malcolm Clarke won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Film for the film You Don't Have to Die. In 2003, the film Prisoner of Paradise that he directed and produced was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film. In 2014, his documentary short film The Lady in Number 6 won him the second Oscar award. In addition to documentaries, Malcolm Clarke also worked as a "screenwriting doctor" at Hollywood for a dozen of years, during which he participated in the production of several classic dramas such as Armageddon, The Bodyguard and Tears of the Sun.
  A poster of The Lady in Number 6
Malcolm Clarke first came to China in the early 1980s for a job, which started his nine-month trip in China. During such time, he explored this vast land from a unique perspective in various aspects like beautiful landscapes and customs. In 2013, he returned to China and was shocked by its extraordinary changes and amazing vitality and great potential. For Malcolm Clarke, "China is more than a paradise for creation"; its rise and revival give us "the biggest and constant story in the 21st century" since China is always full of vitality and surprise.
  Malcolm Clarke filming a documentary in China 
For this reason, Malcolm Clarke started to take China as his focus for creation and life in 2015. He visited various cities, listening to the joys and sorrows of ordinary people in their lives, with an aim to spread their stories to the whole world. He also made a “Tetralogy of Chinese Stories" that manifests the rapid development of China for decades, the meticulosity and philosophy of governments in dealing with challenges, as well as the tenacity and efforts of the Chinese people under the magnificent times.
  Malcolm Clarke filming a documentary in China 
In addition to the documentary, Malcolm Clarke has been actively developing other forms of expression. With years of experience as the "screenwriting doctor" at Hollywood, he is writing the script for a feature film based on real stories in China, and plans to bring it to cinemas in the near future.

  A Long Cherished Dream 
Malcolm Clarke has served as a jury member at several international film festivals, and was also invited to China Development Forum for several times to discuss how to build a bridge between China and the Western countries through films. In August 2022, he will serve as a member of Jury of Tiantan Award at the 12th Beijing International Film Festival. It is believed that his presence will bring us an "inclusive" global vision. Let us continue to explore this world with lens and cameras, and share emotions with audience all over the world through films.