Guest Speakers

June 8

Nansun Shi is one of Asia's most accomplished, influential and respected film producers. Born in Hong Kong, she studied in the UK before beginning her career with the legendary studio Cinema City in 1981. Shi and her husband, celebrated director Tsui Hark, founded the production company Film Workshop Co. Ltd. in 1984, going on to produce numerous internationally acclaimed box office successes including Once Upon A Time in China, the popular supernatural comedy A Chinese Ghost Story and their latest production Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D, which grossed US$88 million in China alone. She notably produced the 2002 crime thriller Infernal Affairs, which was remade by Martin Scorsese in 2006 as The Departed. In addition to her role as Executive Director of Film Workshop, Shi is also a member of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, and has served on the juries of the Berlin, Sydney and Cannes international film festivals.