Mr. YING Liang

Mr. YING Liang
Senior Lecturer

yingliang2046@hkbu.edu.hk
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Area of Interests: 
Film Directing, Documentary Practice & Theory, History of Chinese Cinema, Method Acting Studies, Psychotherapy & Cinema, Childhood Education Practice & Cinema

Major Highlights: 


A Family Tour 《自由行》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2018

  • Opening Film, Locarno International Film Festival;
  • Special Citation for a Film waiting U.S. Distribution 2018, The National Society of Film Critics;
  • Netpac Award, Vesoul International Asian Film Festival
     

A Sunny Day 《九月二十八日 ▪ 晴》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2016

  • Best Live Action Short Film, the Golden Horse Awards
     

When Night Falls 《我還有話要說》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2012

  • Best Director, Best Actress, Locarno International Film Festival
     

Condolences 《慰問》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2009

  • Tiger Award for Short, International Film Festival Rotterdam
     

Taking Father Home 《背鴨子的男孩》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2005

  • Special Jury Prize, Tokyo Filmex Film Festival, 2005
  • Prize for First Features, San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Fipresci Prize, Singapore International Film Festival
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Filmmaker, was born in Shanghai. He had studied in Beijing and Chongqing before settling down in the city of Zigong in Sichuan Province. He made his directorial debut in 1999, and since then, has made five feature films and more than a dozen shorts, including Taking Father Home, The Other Half, Good Cats, When Night Falls, A Family Tour, Condolences, and A Sunny Day. These were greeted with a number of important prizes at international film festivals, including the Special Jury Prize at Tokyo FILMeX International Film Festival, the International Film Critic FIPRESCI Prize at Brisbane International Film Festival, the Tiger Award for the Best Short at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Best Director & Best Actress at Locarno International Film Festival, Special Citation for a Film waiting U.S. Distribution(The National Society of Film Critics) ,Best Live Action Short Film at the Golden Horse Awards, etc. From 2011, he moves to Hong Kong.

Ying Liang is also a film educator and festival curator. In 2008, he became the Program Director of Chongqing Independent Film & Video Festival. In 2009, he became the Principal Lecturer for Li Xianting Film School in Beijing and in the following year, the Director of Education for Li Xianting Film Fund. In the same year, he organized a ten-city screening tour of the best works from Chongqing Independent Film & Video Festival, in China as well as London and Cadiz. 

He was one of part time lecturers of Film/TV School, Hong Kong Academy for performing Arts and Hong Kong Baptist University. He also was one of part time researchers of Hong Kong Baptist University, programming for Chinese Documentary film festival (Hong Kong), one of the founders of Chinese Independent Documentary Lab (Hong Kong).

Highlighted Productions & Awards

A Family Tour 《自由行》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2018

  • Opening Film, Locarno International Film Festival;
  • Special Citation for a Film waiting U.S. Distribution 2018, The National Society of Film Critics;
  • Netpac Award, Vesoul International Asian Film Festival;
  • Nominated for Best Script, Hong Kong Film Awards
     

A Sunny Day 《九月二十八日 ▪ 晴》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2016

  • Best Live Action Short Film, the Golden Horse Awards;
  • Opening Film, Busan International Short Film Festival
     

When Night Falls 《我還有話要說》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2012

  • Best Director, Best Actress, Locarno International Film Festival
     

Condolences 《慰問》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2009

  • Tiger Award for Short, International Film Festival Rotterdam;
  • Opening Film, Busan International Short Film Festival
     

Taking Father Home 《背鴨子的男孩》- Director, Scriptwriter, 2005

  • Special Jury Prize, Tokyo Filmex Film Festival, 2005
  • Prize for First Features, San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Fipresci Prize, Singapore International Film Festival