Martha Harwood from Lancaster University has been selected to join UK-China Film Collab as a member via the organisation’s Future Talent Programme 2021-2022.

Here is Martha’s introduction to herself and her project for this year:

“Hello ! I’m a university student of French Studies with Chinese. I love film and am fascinated by Chinese culture, and I believe everyone else should be too! I think that the discussion of Chinese film is often dismissed in western media and academia, and I want to focus on changing this during my project.

I am going to write a report investigating the coverage of Chinese film in British journalism.  I want this report to open a conversation between film lovers, Sinophiles, journalists, writers and the public. I’d also like to use social media to engage further with the public, and I hope to start a UCFC newsletter to give people a starting point for understanding Chinese film and becoming involved in related events.

I hope that my project will get people reading about films in a new way, and hopefully inspire people to watch one or two Chinese films!”

Contact Martha: [email protected]