As part of the Chinese Cinema Season, the UK-China Film Collab have organised and will host 9 discussion panels during the festival period, between February and April. Dedicated to a wide range of topics, they aim to extend debate and enquiry regarding challenges and possibilities in film-related exchange between the two countries.

Film Data and Policy Between the UK & China

Date & Time: 5th March, 13:00 GMT | Format: Live on Zoom

You can now catch up with the panel’s recording here.

This panel addressed an emerging topic which deserves urgent attention and exploration. It is the first panel on this important matter, not only specialised academics, but also experienced professionals in the film industry shared their ideas as speakers. The debate tried to answer many questions, such as: what are the gaps between the UK and China in terms of film data collection, data evaluation and data policies? What kinds of data utilisation strategies and data polices could China and the UK learn from each other? In doing so, the panel seeks the opportunities of Sino-UK business/academic collaboration in data evaluation and protection.


Mengci Ren, International Film Data Analyst, UK-China Film Collab

Sally Shangguan, International Film Policy Analyst, UK-China Film Collab


Dr. Xiaobai Shen, Senior Lecturer in International and Chinese Business, University of Edinburgh Business School

He Yu, Senior analyst of Maoyan Entertainment, China

Philip Mordecai, Founder & Managing Director of Florido Consultancy

The views expressed by panellists do not necessarily reflect those held by the UK- China Film Collab nor Chinese Cinema Season.

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