Zhang Xianmin / 张献民

Zhang Xianmin is a filmmaker, producer, scholar, and curator, and internationally regarded as one of the leading forces supporting current Chinese independent cinema. Born in Jiangsu, China, he gained his Master’s Degree in film at the Université de Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle in 1987, and graduated from Femis in 1992. Zhang is currently a professor at Beijing Film Academy, and has authored the books Invisible Images and All about DV, regarding Chinese independent film. Zhang has appeared as an actor in films such as Rainclouds Over Wushan (1996) and Summer Palace (2006), and has produced several films by emerging filmmakers, such as Raised from Dust (2007), Fujian Blue (2007), Crossroads (2008) and Youth (2008), to name a few. Zhang is a documentary filmmaker and one of the founding organizers of the Chinese Independent Film Festival in Nanjing, now in its 7th year. In 2005, Professor Zhang founded Beijing Indie Workshop.

张献民,导演、制片人、学者以及策展人。目前,他是国际公认的支持中国独立电影事业发展的主导力量之一。他生于中国江苏,1987年在法国巴黎第三大学(索邦-巴黎第三大学)获得硕士学位,1992年于巴黎高等电影学院毕业。目前,他是北京电影学院教授,并著《看不见的影像》和《一个人的影像:DV完全手册》等书,讲述中国独立电影。张献民曾在1996年电影《巫山云雨》和2006年电影《颐和园》中出演角色,并曾担任多部新兴电影导演的作品的制片人,如2007年的《举自尘土》和《金碧辉煌》,2008年出品的《街口》和《青年》等等。张献民是一个纪录片导演,并且是在南京已成功举办到第七届的中国独立影像年度展的发起人之一。2005年他创办了北京影弟工作室。