Giulia D’Aquila from the University of Edinburgh has been selected to join UCFC as a member via the organisation’s Future Talent Programme 2020-2021.

Here is Giulia’s own introduction to her expertise as well as her project at UCFC for this coming year:

I am a recent graduate from the Master of Chinese Studies at the University of Edinburgh. I have expertise on Chinese media, visual culture and film. In 2019, I spent six months studying at Fudan University in Shanghai. I have always been passionate about films, as I think they are windows on different worlds. Thanks to my university, I had the chance to open that window on Chinese film, and I am still staring at that landscape now. I believe that films have the power to create connections between different worlds, by showing how incredibly similar human experiences can be. For this reason, UK-China Film Collab is an incredible opportunity for me to be an active part in the creation of those connections.

I am working as an International Audience Analyst for UCFC. The project I am currently working on consists of carrying out a PhD research aimed at finding effective ways in which contemporary Chinese blockbusters can speak to broader international audiences, with a focus on UK young audiences. This will create the basis for deeper connections between the two countries’ production industries, and hopefully lead to new trends in the Chinese film industry.

Contact Giulia: [email protected]