Xiangqin Dong from the University of Edinburgh was selected to join UK-China Film Collab as a member via the organisation’s Future Talent Programme 2021-2022.

Here is Xiangqin’s introduction to himself and his one-year project:

“Since my undergraduate studies, I have developed a great interest in film and literature; that’s why I changed my university major from a Biology to Filmmaking. After my graduation, I worked in the video-advertising industry as a copywriter and producer for three years. Within that period, a case study about a Chinese ceramic craftsman inspired me to make an independent documentary about the word of ceramic artists. This documentary has already half made for the parts in China.

I am currently studying an MA in documentary filmmaking at the University of Edinburgh. Via this opportunity, I wish to complete the second part of my documentary focusing on the ceramic scene in the UK.

Besides making this documentary, the project I proposed for UCFC this year is to establish an online community for students and young filmmakers via Chinese social medias. This community will enhance UCFC’s public influence and strengthen the connection between UCFC and its readers. To better engage with this community, we can also hold a series of activities such as screenings, salons, even publishing articles by ustalising the UGC model like Deep Focus (a famous indpendent Chinese film magazine) on WeChat.”

Contact Xiangqin: xiangqin.dong@ukchinafilm.uk

Xiangqin’s Contribution to UCFC:

Discussion Panel:

A discussion panel titled “Twin Flame: the Reception of British Cinema Among a Chinese Audience” as part of the Odyssey: a Chinese cinema season 2022.