Professor, Beijing Film Academy; Film Director
Xie Fei is internationally known as one of the most prominent directors from China. His feature film A Girl from Hunan (Xian Nu Xiao Xiao) was invited to screen in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes International Film Festival in 1987 and won the Don Quixote Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Golden Panda Award at the Montpelier Film Festival in 1988. Black Snow won the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1990 and screened at the Hong Kong, London, Washington, Sydney and Montreal Film Festivals. Woman from the Lake of Scented Souls won the Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1993, the Chinese Government Outstanding Film Award in 1993, and the Best Actress Award at the Chicago Film Festival. A Mongolian Tale’s many awards include the Best Director Award at the World Film Festival in Montreal in 1995, and Best Director at the Shanghai Film Critic’s Ten Best Film Awards in 1995. Song of Tibet (2000) won Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress and Best Music Awards at the Chinese Golden Rooster Awards. Xie Fei has been a Professor of Beijing Film Academy for 40 years. His students include Directors of Chinese fifth and sixth generations including Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou and Jia Zhangke.
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