“I believe in the mediation power of film. Do you?”

Dr Hiu Man Chan is the Founder & Executive Director of UK-China Film Collab (UCFC), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation registered in the UK. She oversees UCFC’s daily operations and management.

Favourite Films

Barry Lyndon (1975), King of Comedy (1999), Lust, Caution (2007), Chinese Box (1997)

Invited Talks & Panels

3 Feb 2024 –  “The Wandering Earth 2 film screening and panel discussion”, organised by LSE’s Department of Government, BFI Southbank, London

11 Jan 2024 – “Creating sustainable relationships workshop”, China-UK Creative Industries Hub, Online

13 Nov 2023 – “Blockchain and the Creative Industries: Challenges and Opportunities” as part of Leicester Business Festival, De Montfort University, Leicester

1 Nov 2023 –  “The task of a translator and the different dimensions of cultural translation in electric shadows”, USTB, Beijing, China

25 Oct 2023 – “International storytelling in corporate films”, RZ Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility, Beijing, China

23 Oct 2023 – “Searching for heritage inspired animation IPs between the UK and China”, XATU, Xi’an, China

15 Mar 2022 – “Business and Creative Opportunities in China for Liverpool film companies”, University of Liverpool

26 Oct 2021 – “An Inquiry into UK-China film diplomacy”, Cambridge University China Forum

Funded R&D Projects

Principal Investigator,  To Search for a Sustainable UK-China Film Collaboration Model: Unlocking Issues Around Film Distribution Mechanisms (2019)