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Yanqiu Fei

Yanqiu Fei is a Chinese film director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. Coming from a background in journalism, she has genuine interest in exploring relationships and the inner workings of human emotions. Her quest has been to tell extraordinary stories of ordinary individuals in humorous, incisive, poetic and heartfelt ways. 


Yanqiu’s recent work includes her short film "BAO". It was granted the "Outbreaking Performance award" at the Newport Beach Film Festival and won the Audience Choice Award at Fusion Film Festival. The Japanese short film “Jose’s Tour de Tokyo” she co-wrote and lensed, has premiered at Academy Awards® accredited Short shorts film festival & Asia. She also served as Director of Photography for the feature documentary "Last Year of Darkness," which was honoured with the NEXT: WAVE award at CPH:DOX and the Cannes Doc Award at the Vision Du Réel. Yanqiu holds a Master of Fine Arts in “Film” from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts Asia. 


Yanqiu will develop her debut feature film “Superfluous Essentials” during her residency at La Cite International des arts. This dark comedy delves into controversial characters while presenting a glimpse of the magical realism of contemporary China.

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