Technology executive-turned-filmmaker Hao Wu takes a raw and human approach to storytelling in an era when culture evolves online. Wu previously held management roles at Alibaba, TripAdvisor and Excite@Home. His award-winning films have received support from JustFilms/Ford Foundation, ITVS, Sundance, Tribeca and international broadcasters.
2019 - All In My Family
2013 - The Road to Fame
2005 - Beijing or Bust
Originally from Hunan, China, Mijie Li studied film in both Shanghai and New York. She has produced television series with BBC2 and the Discovery Channel, and has worked on feature-length documentaries with Jessica Yu, Mila Aung-Thwin and Julia Reichert. She co-produced Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s American Factory (Sundance 2019). As a director and editor, Li primarily makes observational documentaries.
The Chinese Mayor
Zhou Hao, born in 1968, started his career as a photographer for China’s national news group Xinhua News Agency and Southern Weekly, the country’s most influential weekly newspaper. His debut documentary “Hou Jie Township” (2001) won the Black Pottery Award (Best New Professional Reward) at the Yunnan Multi-Culture Visual Festival. Zhou went on to direct “Senior High” which won the Humanitarian Award for Best Documentary at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2006, followed by “Using”, which won the Asia Award at the Taiwan International Documentary Festival 2008. Zhou has served on jury panels at the Chicago International Festival, Taiwan International Documentary Festival and Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival. Zhou Hao is the director of 21st century Image Studio and runs sinoreel.com, an independent documentary exchange website in China.
Jiu-Liang Wang is the director of the award-winning and impactful documentary film Beijing Besiged By Waste. WANG graduated from Communication University of China, School of Cinematic Arts in 2007. From 2007 to 2008, he finished a set of photographic works on traditional Chinese superstitions. He began investigating the landfill pollution around Beijing in 2008. In 2011 he finished Beijing Besieged By Waste, a photography series and documentary with the same name. Since then he has been working on the documentary Plastic China.