All that Jazz in Jinan Film Festival
中国高等院校影视学会第十九届年会 CHINESE UNIVERSITY ASSOCIATION FOR TV AND VISUAL ART. 19th Annual Conference
I am SO honoured to win first prize for best documentary this weekend, 2nd November 2019, in Jinan, Shandong province, for my latest film, The Seahut, a documentary on my mother and her Chinese nanny set in Shanghai, 1935.
Wow!! I'm taken back.
I have to add. Without help from my dear old mama who told me her story over two years, Wang Ying, my colleague, my students, and our school, the Beijing Film Academy Multi Media Creative College, by the sea in Qingdao and the fishing village down the road, it would not have happened. A film is always teamwork.
This annual event is a transnational Chinese collegial association event for visual art and academia. Comprised of Chinese scholars, thinkers, writers; artists, professors and graduate students, it rates as one of the most respected meetings in China. (Just had to put all that in.) So, I was blown away, and nervous and I did not say ...
But hey!!! I am still getting over a major brain surgery, I am allowed to forget what to say... JUST feeling so grateful...
The Sea hut is now officially on its way !!!