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Emetjan Memet

Curator’s Words:

Emetjan Memet, one of the most talked about Uyghur directors on the mainland at the moment, is very refreshing, as his films document the mood and emotions of contemporary Uyghur life. Following his graduation from film school, he is currently working at the Vancouver Film Institute in Shanghai.

Interview with Emetjan Memet by Gu Xue

Director: Emetjan Memet

Ethnic groupUyghur

Name in native language

ئەمەتجان مەمەت

Director’s biography:

Born in Kashgar in Xinjiang province in 1991, he finished his postgraduate study in Beijing Film Academy. He is good at presenting subtle relationship between characters with humor and with stylised audio-visual language. His short films Accordion and Blessed Winter won the Best Film award at the fifth and fourth 86358 Jia Village Short Film Week respectively; Blessed Winter won the Special Recognition Award at the 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival; ALIKIS won the award of Jury Special Mentioned for Chinese Short Films at the third Beijing International Short Film Festival, and was shortlisted for Spotlight Section at Osaka Asian Film Festival. He served as a jury at the fourth Pingyao International Film Festival, and participated in the training camp of the 15th FIRST International Film Festival.