- Time: 19:00-20:30
- Date: May 4 (Wednesday)
- Venue: online ( https://xjtlu.zhumu.com/j/604092814)
- Language: Chinese
- Moderator: Filmmaking BA Program Director Cheng Fang
It has been more than two years since the Covid-19 broke out, and the epidemic has brought a huge impact on all aspects of the film and television industry. How should the new generation of filmmakers face the opportunities and challenges brought about by the epidemic? SoFTA will invite film director/director of photography Guan Xi to share these topics with you.
- 19:00-20:00 Guest interview
- 20:00-20:30 Q&A session
Guan Xi has won many international awards for her film and television works as a director or director of photography. She is committed to focusing on female voices, cultural exchanges and the exploration of human nature itself. She holds a double degree in MFA from the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and an MA in Documentary Production from Beijing Normal University. Prior to her studies at USC, she published an independent photography book titled "Mystery," documenting her work in India, Cambodia, Nepal, and China.
She directed “Mandala”, which won the 2015 Directors Guild of America Award for Best Student Short Film, and the Brazilian Documentary "Looking at the stars," which she participated in as director of photography, also won the Student Academy Award. After graduation, Guan Xi directed her first feature-length fiction "Meiduo ", which was shot in Tibet and Tripoli on the border between Lebanon and Syria. She also served as the director of photography in the feature film Mad Whale, which was produced and starred by renowned American actor James Franco. Her cinematic feature film works as director of photography include "Tomorrow Will Be Fine", which was released nationwide in 2021.
In 2019, she became China's third female round-the-world sailor to participate in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, and she is working on the first nautical documentary feature film in China.
As a young filmmaker, Guan Xi firmly believes that the camera is her best expression. She hopes to continuously create outstanding works with artistry, creativity and unique visual style through the pictures she shoots and records, and inject more vitality and inspiration into the lives of the public.