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Film Panel: The Hero’s Journey

What do La La Land, Dr. Strange, Zootopia, Cinderella, The Grudge and Hacksaw Ridge have in common? By using short film excerpts, this interactive discussion will look at the tools needed to critically analyse audiovisual information, how to understand and appreciate films and how to uncover their hidden messages. Finn Halligan, Liu Zhen and Michael Bruce Adams will discuss. Moderated by Dominique Othenin-Girard.

*Please note that tickets will go on sale ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18th at 9:00AM and will close the day before the event at 5:00PM. Please also note that all sessions are subject to change without prior notice; all effected parties will be notified.*

Ticket Type Sales End Price
Adult March 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM ¥ 85.00 CNY
Students & Children March 20, 2017 at 5:00 PM ¥ 40.00 CNY

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Dominique Othenin-Girard

Dominique Othenin-Girard is an independent film director, scriptwriter and producer. A graduate of the London Film School, he has directed over 30 films for cinema and television in the USA, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Morocco, Algeria, Kenya and India. His long filmography includes After Darkness, a nomination for a Golden Bear at the 35th Berlin International Film Festival and the blockbuster Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers.

Educating the next generation is a top priority for Dominique. Throughout the course of his career, he has given classes, workshops and seminars on storytelling, directing, producing, casting, directing actors and getting performances from non-actors in many universities and film schools around the world.

In China, Dominique currently teaches and conducts Storytelling and Film Directing Workshops at Beijing Film Academy (BFA), Nanjing Art University (NAU), Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing, Beijing Number Two Middle School. His workshops are extremely successful; several student films from his intensive courses at Liu Yin Academy at Beida have won national and international awards.

Fionnuala Halligan

Fionnuala Halligan is the reviews editor and Chief Film Critic for Screen International/, where she also compiles the annual Stars of Tomorrow new talent issue, highlighting young UK and Irish actors, directors, writers and producers. She has written two books about cinema, MOVIE STORY BOARDS (Chronicle Books) and FILMCRAFT: Production Design (Focal Press). Previously, she worked as Entertainment Editor and Film Critic for the South China Morning Post, based in Hong Kong for 13 years.

Liu Zhen

Born in Jinan city, Shandong province in 1970, Jean attended the Shanghai Theatre Academy, where she majored in Theatre Literature. To this date, Jean has arranged, directed and acted in more than one hundred movies and television presentations, and has written various collections of poems, short stories and full novels. Beginning in 2006 Jean has dedicated her work to divine study and Christian theologies, in order to illustrate truth, love and beauty through her written creations.

Jean’s writing has never been limited by form, she is always able to find suitable ways to tell her stories: by film, television shows or documentary; poetry, fiction or documentary literature, but is best known for her work as a film maker and poet. She currently lives in Shanghai.

Michael Bruce Adams

Michael Bruce Adams is the lead writing instructor for Shanghai Vancouver Film School’s Film Production Program.

As a produced writer with over 23 years of film and television production experience, Michael has written 34 feature scripts and is a Script Consultant for features, documentaries and television series with clients in Canada, the US, Asia, Africa and Europe. Michael’s production experience includes over 120 film and television projects as Assistant Cameraman.

Michael’s produced screenwriting credits include the award winning feature “Reach For Me”, the feature film “A Shine of Rainbows”, the television movie “Taken in Broad Daylight”, the NBA feature length documentary “Nash”, and the comedy series “Top Ten Tips For Health” with Terry Jones of “Monty Python”.

Michael’s current projects include three feature films scripts and one television series in development as well as authoring the filmmaking guide Shot Through the Heart: Technical Filmmaking Choices for Maximum Emotional Impact.