The UK-China Film Collab is a non-profit organisation. Our mission is to inspire and encourage film related collaboration and debate between the two countries, through communication improvement, original project design, R&D, talent development and policy advocacy.

The first edition of our annual Future Talent Programme was launched in 2020. Its objective is to provide a platform for students in the UK to gain practical experiences during their studies, as well as to testify and actualise their research informed ideas. The programme will last one year from September. The organisation will support their initiatives via our opportunities, network and resources. We are looking for individuals who have ideas and who are brave to put them into experiment. Any initiative or expertise is welcome, as long as they all follow the organisation’s missions and that your service, like the nature of the organisation, remains non-profit.

8 members were selected for the first edition of the programme. Please click here to learn about what they did between 2020 and 2021.

Today, we are proud to announce the new cohort of our Future Talent Programme members. There are 12 members selected this year in total from 11 universities across the UK. Congratulations to all the successful candidates who made an exceptional application to this highly competitive programme!

The new FTP members are as follows (in alphabetical order):

Lily Collinson, Lancaster University

Xiangqin Dong, University of Edinburgh

Szymon Grochal, University of Hertfordshire

Martha Harwood, Lancaster University

Annabel Bai Jackson, University of Oxford

Yixiang Lin, University of Edinburgh 

Yawen Liu, London Film School

Jiakai Nie, University College London

Ethan Shi, University of Bristol

Xiaolian Qiu, University of Sheffield

Juanze Wang, University of Warwick

Liao Zhang, University of Nottingham

We will soon publish each member’s official profile on our website. Watch this space to learn more about these talented individuals and their visions.