We are now calling for your writing pieces as part of our forthcoming film journal.

My name is Lily Collinson, and I am studying Spanish and Chinese at Lancaster University. As part of my Future Talent Programme 2021-2022 with UK-China Film Collab, I am currently curating a film journal which will include academic essays, reviews, and interviews upon the basis of Chinese students (all nationalities) writing on British films and British students writing on Chinese films.

The aim of the journal is to facilitate discussion between Chinese and British students on film whilst also promoting mutual understanding and collaboration between our nations.

I am looking for contributors from different universities across Greater China and the UK to write academic essays, film reviews and other content. I am also looking for British and Chinese film students/filmmakers who would like to be interviewed about their projects and creations.

British Films for Consideration

Dunkirk – Christopher Nolan
Last Night in Soho – Edgar Wright
Bend It Like Beckham – Gurinder Chadha
Cow – Andrea Arnold
Fish Tank – Andrea Arnold
The Body Beautiful – Ngozi Onwurah
The Arbor – Clio Barnard
Dreams of a Life – Carol Morley
Belfast – Kenneth Branagh
The Selfish Giant – Clio Barnard
1917 – Sam Mendes
Rocketman – Dexter Fletcher
28 Days Later – Danny Boyle
Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell
Psycho – Alfred Hitchcock
Kingsman: The Secret Service – Matthew Vaughn
Ex Machina – Alex Garland
Four Weddings and a Funeral – Mike Newell
Local Hero – Bill Forsyth
Hunger – Steve McQueen
I, Daniel Blake – Ken Loach
Lawrence of Arabia – David Lean
2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick
Submarine – Richard Ayoade
We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lynne Ramsay
For Sama – Waad Al-Khateab and Edward Watts
Rocks – Sarah Gavron
The King’s Speech – Tom Hooper
After Love – Aleem Khan
The Personal History of… – Armando Iannucci
Hot Fuzz – Edgar Wright

Chinese Films for Consideration

Little Red Flowers – Zhang Yuan
House of Flying Daggers – Zhang Yimou
In the Mood for Love – Wong Kar-Wai
Raise the Red Lantern – Zhang Yimou
Still Life – Jia Zhangke
Hero – Zhang Yimou
Mr Six – Guan Hu
Big Shot’s Funeral – Feng Xiaogang
Be There or Be Square – Feng Xiaogang
Confucius – Hu Mei
Ip Man – Wilson Yip
The Founding of a Republic – Han Sanping & Huang Jianxin
The Last Emperor – Bernando Bertolucci
A Simple Life – Ann Hui
The Battle at Lake Changjin – Dante Lam, Chen Kaige & Tsui Hark
Aftershock – Feng Xiaogang
Kill Mobile – Miao Yu
Angels Wear White – Vivian Qu
Mr. Tree – Jie Han
A World Without Thieves – Feng Xiaogang
Detective Chinatown – Chen Sicheng
Hi, Mom – Jia Ling
Mr. Donkey – Zhou Shen & Liu Lu
The Wandering Earth – Frant Gwo
Better Days – Kwok Cheung Tsang
The Captain – Andrew Lau
Red Cliff – John Woo
Woman, Demon, Human – Huang Shuqin
Go Lala Go! – Xu Jinglei
The Farewell – Lulu Wang
Bao – Domee Shi
One Child Nation – Nanfu Wang & Zhang Jialing
Foreign Moon – Zhang Zeming


If you are interested in participating in this project, please fill in this form and email it to lily.collinson@ukchinafilm.uk


The word count is 20-1000 words

The new deadline is 30 November 2022


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Looking forward to hearing from you!