Date & Time: 19th February, 14.30 GMT | Format: Live on Zoom
This forum addresses female professionals’ strategic evocation of women’s issues as a way of expanding film art and culture beyond the white-male-dominated industry and patriarchal society. It aims to open up valuable insights into the public concerns of British East/Southeast female struggles and contributions to the UK’s film culture. Their artworks and practices challenge a conventional understanding of monolithic ‘Chinese’ culture constructed by the Western media. In order to explore the roles of British East/Southeast women in the screen industry, this forum facilitates discussions between female filmmaker, actor, producer, screenwriter, curator, academic, and entrepreneur in addressing specific issues involving race, gender, sexuality, and aesthetics. It hopes to build network connections and collaborations between film female filmmakers and professionals in the UK.
Dr Xiang Fan, Specialised Programme Lead Curator, UK-China Film Collab
Panelists (in alphabetical order):
Bec Boey, writer and actor
Rosa Fong, award-winning writer, director and academic at Edge Hill University
Mei Sim Lai OBE DL, Chair of Television for the Environment
Jennifer Lim, actor, filmmaker, theatre maker and co-artistic director of Moongate.
Huilin Proctor, producer and entrepreneur
Lucy Sheen, actor, published poet, playwright, filmmaker, activist and advocate
Diana Yeh, curator and academic at City University
Please register your place here. A Zoom link invitation will be sent to you 24 hours before the event.
The views expressed by panellists do not necessarily reflect those held by the UK- China Film Collab nor Chinese Cinema Season.
Declaration: Due to the rising tensions in international relations, we have no choice but make this public declaration. The UK-China Film Collab is a non-profit organisation independent from any government. We are passionate about film and believe it to be an effective medium to connect people and resolve misunderstanding. We appreciate any media coverage of our events to be balanced, factual and reserve all rights to take action against hate speech. Any enquiry about the panels that we organise as part of the Chinese Cinema Season can be made to us directly - email@example.com. Thank you for your attention.
Kindly supported by our panel partners:
48 Group Club Women’s Icebreakers & Mulan Foundation