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Xie Fei is a world-recognized Chinese film director, His award-winning films include A Girl From Hunan (1986, won Don Quixote Award at San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain), Black Snow (1989, won Silver Bear Award at Berlin International Film Festival in Germany), Woman From the Lake of Scented Souls (1992, won the Golden Bear Award at Berlin International Film Festival), A Mongolian Tale (1995, won the Best Director and the Best Music Award at the Montreal Film Festival in Canada).
He’s also a professor with a teaching span over half a century, and has cultivated a vast amount of talent in professional filmmaking. In 2001, he founded The International Student Film & Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy (ISFVF), which has been held for 15 years and is the biggest student film & video festival in the world. In 2012, he managed the establishment of Full-length Graduation Project – Talent Training Plan. Now three full-length movies have been finished. He won the honorary title of Outstanding Film Artists with Great Contributions granted by Ministry of Personnel, State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television. In 2012, he won Film Mentor Award at the Beijing International Film Festival. In 2013, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award by China Film Directors Guild. In 2015, he won the Outstanding Teacher Award issued by International Association of Film and Television Schools.
1：Mr. Eduardo Valente
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1975, Mr. Valente graduated from film school in 2000, and his thesis film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Film in the Cinefondation competition. He directed 2 more shorts, both also selected for Cannes, among other film festivals. In 2009, he released his feature film debut, No Meu Lugar, also shown in Cannes. In 2011 he was invited to become the Head of International Affairs at the National Film Agency of Brazil (ANCINE), a position he held up to 2016. Currently he is the delegate for the Berlin Film Festival in Brazil, and the artistic director of the Brasília Film Festival, the most traditional such event in Brazil.
undefined：Mr. Neelakanta Reddy
As a film producer, story/ screenplay writer and director, Mr. Reddy graduated from Layola college, Viayawadan AP, and started his film career right after his graduation. He has written story and screenplay for 8 movies and written dialogues for 8 movies as well. Mr. Reddy has won 2 national awards from the President of India for his written and directed debut film Show (2002), and 7 Nandi Awards (Andhra Pradesh State Government’s recognition). Up to now, he has directed 9 movies, and his filmography includes Show (2002), Missamma (2003) , Sada mee Sevalo (2005), Nandanavanam 120 kms (2006), Mister Medhavi (2008), Virodhi(2011), Chammak challo(2013), Maaya (2014), Priyanka (Tamil). He was a jury member for National Film Awards (2010) and for the selection committee of Indian movies for Oscar awards (2010).
undefined：Mr. Sergey Mokritsky
Mr. Sergey Mokritsky, has been involved in Russian film as director of photography since 1991, working on prestigious films that were selected for Venice and Locarno film festivals and receiving numerous awards as D.O.P. Since 2008, Sergey has completed three feature films as director. His latest film Battle for Sevastopol was distributed by 20th Century Fox, was released on 2,000 screens in Russia and was No. 1 at the local box office, and received special praise from the President, Prime Minister and Minister of Culture of Russia. Battle for Sevastopol also participated in Busan film festival in 2015, where it received the award for best actress. Sergey is a member of directors and cinematographers’ guilds of Russia.
Two time BAFTA and Peabody winner (amongst other awards) Xoliswa is a producer director making films focusing on human rights. She started as an actress in films like Cry Freedom, then production in Feature Films. She was Producer on Orphans of Inkandla- she won a BAFTA. She was S.A producer on the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. Producer South Africa’s Lost Girls with True Vision, and for BBC Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children shot entirely undercover – Peabody and BAFTA winner. Xoliswa made Child of the Revolution exploring what happened to the revolution in Zimbabwe.
Some of these documentaries have become impact films. Zimbabwe’s Forgotten Children raised money for the children in the film to go to school and to build a school. Orphans of Inkandla was used to raise money for make poverty history started by Richard Curtis. Elton John used a clip of the film to raise money for his foundation 2 years in a row about 7million pounds used for ARV research in Kenya. Both documentaries were used to raise money on Red Nose Week program on the BBC to raise money for global charities.