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 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 organisation will support their initiatives via our opportunities, network and resources. This programme is different from a standard internship. We are looking for individuals who have ideas and who are brave to put them into practice. Any initiative or expertise is welcome, as long as they all follow the organisation’s mission and that your service, like the nature of the organisation, remains non-profit.


Who are our current Future Talent Members?

Check out what current Future Talent Members are working on here.

Cara Cox
International Documentary Producer & Research Specialist

Giulia D’Aquila
International Audience Analyst

Xiang Fan
Specialised Programme Lead Curator

Louise Hossien
Documentary Producer and Storyteller

Mengci Ren
International Film Data Analyst

Sally Shangguan
International Film Policy Analyst

Ruohan Tang
International Documentary Development Specialist

Curtis Weir
International Film Relations Negotiator


Who are we looking for?

You are a university student at any level currently studying Chinese, researching or with a curiosity in Chinese related topics at a UK university.

You are committed to contributing (a tiny part) to world peace via your research and future career. You are passionate about film, and have unique perspectives on film as art, culture, business and diplomacy. You are an unusually active academic researcher, who believes in the democratisation of knowledge. You are good at facilitation and recognise the importance in behind the scene cross-cultural facilitation. You have a sense of social responsibility and are ready to serve the community. You have a long-term vision and recognise how your service will benefit the next generations.

To apply for this programme, please send the following materials in English to by August 1st (the deadline has now been extended to August 15th), with an email subjected “Future Talent Programme 2021-2022”.

  1. CV
  2. A one-page Cover Letter
  3. A one-page article to summarise your vision on the future of UK-China film collaboration

Each year we will select eight members. This year’s selection will be reviewed by the previous cohort.


Some of the activities that we participated, supported or co-organised:

Feb – May 2021: Co-organised Chinese Cinema Season, the largest online film festival dedicated to Chinese-language films in the UK and Europe, curated two thematic section, “Shang Animation Film Studio Retro” and “Hong Kong, Reimagined” as well as organised a series of Q&A, panel and special screening event.

Feb – Apr 2021: Organised nine themed discussion panels dedicated to the discussion around film collaboration between the UK and China


Jan – May 2021: Developed two treatments for two potential UK-China coproduction film.

Dec 2020: Supported the largest Charlie Chaplin Retrospective at Hainan International Film Festival

Oct – Dec 2020: Organised a series of monthly online screening with our partners and curated Q&As with academics as well as film directors.

Looking forward to hearing from you and let’s have an adventure!