Qin Xiaoyu is a poet, critic and poetic theorist as well as a film producer and director from the Republic of China. He directed the 2015 documentary The Verse of Us (2015), about working-class poets, with Wu Feiyue and producer Cai Qingzeng. The film won the Shanghai Film Critics Award for Best First Feature and the Shanghai International Film Festival’s Golden Goblet for Best Documentary Feature. It was also nominated for Best Documentary and Best Film Editing at the Golden Horse Film Festival, China’s biggest film awards. It also screened at the Berlin and Tokyo international film festivals as well as winning Best Documentary and Best Sound Effects at the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival. In 2019, he received his first APSA nomination as a producer of Best Youth Feature Film for A First Farewell, directed by Wang Lina. He also edited the book of poetry Iron Moon: An Anthology of Chinese Migrant Worker Poetry.

Accolades

Wang Lina and Cai Qingzeng and Qin Xiaoyu
Best Youth Film, 2019

A First Farewell (Di yi ci de li bie)

Best Youth Film, 2019

A First Farewell (Di yi ci de li bie)

Deep in northwestern China, surrounded by cotton fields and desert, lies the Uyghur village that a young Muslim boy Isa calls home. When he is…

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Films

A First Farewell
2018

A First Farewell (Di yi ci de li bie)

People's Republic of China
2018

A First Farewell (Di yi ci de li bie)

Deep in northwestern China, surrounded by cotton fields and desert, lies the Uyghur village that a young Muslim boy Isa calls home. When he is…

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