Yanghuixiao Gao describes using natural light to ground her drama short exploration of the complexities of mother-daughter relationships in authentic realism.
Damo Yang recounts the economically contrasting yet equally intense productions of her music videos for both Roy Wang and Backspace.
Yuchao Feng reveals how a revelatory phone call with his mother inspired him to make 'Pearl', the tragic story of a young girl abandoned by her family.
Johnson Cheng joins us with 'Iron Hands', his short about a 12-year-old girl's bid to join a typically all-boys Chinese youth Olympic weightlifting team.
Documentary, Film Festival
DN spoke to legendary director Jia Zhang-ke at Belinale 2020 about returning to his hometown of Fenyang for new doc 'Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue'.
Jonathan Bregel reveals the minimalist approach he took when creating documentary short 'Chunyun', a film about the world's largest annual human migration
Art & Fashion, Documentary, Music
Roni Shao explains how he navigated the new frontiers of self-expression defining the future of Chinese art & culture in multi-sensory feast 'Frontiers'.
Asides, Live Action
Ian Pons Jewell throws us into the thick of the action in 'Further Than Ever' – a kinetic celebration of Chinese female athletes created for Nike.
DN talks to Ian Pons Jewell about his viral 'Dare To Become' Nike ad spot - an exhilarating playful mix of future tech and dynamically shot football.
The freeing affirmation of a teen’s cross-dressing comfort is disrupted when they inadvertently bump into their father in Yuchao Feng’s 'Red'.
Ben Brand demonstrates the resilience of children in 'Don’t Call Me Precious', an ad spot made for Nike China featuring four real-life child athletes.
We speak to Amber Xu about her animated look inside the human psyche and the power of its creativity in fantasy short ‘Luscious’
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