Zhengfan YANG is a writer, director, producer and visual artist. After graduated from law school, he co-founded BURN THE FILM in 2010 with Shengze Zhu. His debut feature fiction DISTANT (2013) premiered at Festival del Film Locarno and screened internationally at the Vancouver IFF , Warsaw FF, Nantes 3 Continents, among others. His feature documentary WHERE ARE YOU GOING (2016) premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and received the Jury Award at China Independent Film Festival and the Best Experimental Film Award at South Taiwan Film Festival. His latest short DOWN THERE (2018) premiered at the Venice IFF in the Orizzonti section, and screened at the New York FF, Busan IFF, AFI Fest, among many others. Yang has also served as producer and cinematographer for two documentaries directed by Zhu: OUT OF FOCUS (2014) and ANOTHER YEAR (2016). Yang is currently developing his second fiction feature, THE STRANGER, which received the Script & Project Development Support from the Hubert Bals Fund in 2017.
Shengze ZHU is a documentary filmmaker and producer. OUT OF FOCUS (2014) is her directorial feature debut, which premiered at Cinéma du Réel (France); her second feature documentary ANOTHER YEAR (2016) received the Best Film Award at Visions du Réel (Switzerland), Grand Prize at RIDM Montreal Int’l Documentary Festival, Critic's Award at Olhar de Cinema (Brazil), and was honored as "Top 10 Films of the Year" in 2016 by 24 Images magazine (Canada). Her third film PRESENT.PERFECT. (2019) premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam and received the Tiger Award. Zhu has also served as producer for Yang's films including DISTANT (2013), WHERE ARE YOU GOING (2016) and DOWN THERE (2018).