Every year Chinese Visual Festival assembles a team of top industry experts, academics and filmmakers to select the very best films from the programme. This year the CVF Jury includes Hiu-Man Chan, Matthew Hurst and Wang Bang…
About Hiu-Man Chan
Hiu Man Chan is Series Editor of the Intellect China Library and was involved in producing several Chinese-English translation book projects including Beijing Film Academy Yearbook and Film Studies in China. As an academic researcher, her own research interests include Chinese cinema, history of film criticism and arthouse cinema exhibition. She writes as a columnist for the UK-Chinese Times and has been working as an independent consultant for UK-China cultural diplomacy since 2012. She is also working on her first debut feature documentary.
About Matthew Hurst
Matthew Hurst has worked for several major film and television organisations including the Oscars, BBC and British Film Institute, as well as working across theatrical, broadcast, physical product and digital distribution projects for independent film distributors. In his current role at Cine Asia, he has helped bring the worldwide record-beating Wolf Warriors 2, Feng Xiaogang’s epic Youth and the box office smash Detective Chinatown 2 to UK audiences. He has volunteered with the Chinese Visual Festival and Queer Asia Film Festival, and takes evening classes in Mandarin at SOAS University of London.
About Wang Bang
Wang Bang began her career as a journalist, and has gone on to write fiction and film criticism. She has published eight books, including one about film, entitled Cinematic Cities, several collections of short stories, a Manga story entitled Ya San (in French), and a film script, The Dream Cages, which won the award for the Best Feature Drama at the NYIFF in 2011. Her documentary film University City Savages has been shown at numerous international film festivals, and her short stories have been published in Chutzpah, Chinese Literature Today (University of Oklahoma Press), Words Without Borders, Guggenheim Art Museum etc. She has also translated work by English poets. She lives in England where she writes as a freelance columnist on political & gender issues for various Chinese media. Her current non-fictional stories could be found on Sailors of the World, New Beijinger published by Dandureading.