Filming East Festival (FEF) was founded by UK Film Council in 2007. FEF is a film festival, industry session programme and meeting place, as well as a charity registered in England and Wales, offering screenings, controversial discussion panels and learning opportunities all year round.
FEF brings awareness of the Chinese film industry and filmmaker community to the British audience. We have 3,000 registered members and the number is growing. Our audiences include a mix of English, UK-based Chinese and some mainland Chinese as well as other nationalities.
- Graham Benson (Chairman of Screen South)
- Jo Nolan (CEO of Screen South)
- John Tanner (Lord Mayor of Oxford)
Prof. Chris Berry,
The president of the jury of One Minute Award
Chris Berry is a Professor of Film and Television Studies in the Department of Media and Communication at Goldsmiths College. His research is focused on Chinese cinemas and other Chinese screen-based media, with a particular interest in gender, sexuality, and the postcolonial politics of time and space. His recent publications include China on Screen: Cinema and the National (with Mary Farquhar, Columbia University Press and Hong Kong University Press, 2006); The Cultural Revolution after the Cultural Revolution: Postsocialist Cinema in Post-Mao China (New York: Routledge, 2004) and Chinese Films in Focus: 25 New Takes (editor, London: British Film Institute, 2003).
- BBC World Service
- People's Daily
- China News Agency
- China Central Television
- Chinese BTV Channel
- Phoenix CNE TV
- Singtao Daily
- The Chinese Weekly
- UK-Chinese Times
- Spectrum Radio
- Movie World
- Pop DV
At the core of FEF are the founders, who have a wealth of event-management and international co-operation experience. The team is complemented by volunteers and a group of consultants and advisers.
Presently there are 20 of us working voluntarily in London, Beijing, Shanghai, Heilongjiang and Hong Kong. Although we are London-based, we are on the look-out for anyone who might like to work with us in another city or country. You will have experience of project management, fundraising, and be confident in developing partnerships with statutory, community and arts organisations.