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 DISTANT (2013) premiered at Festival del Film Locarno and screened internationally at the Vancouver IFF , Warsaw FF, Nantes 3 Continents, among others. His second feature 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. Yang has also served as producer and cinematographer for two documentaries directed by Zhu: OUT OF FOCUS (2014, Cinéma du Réel) and ANOTHER YEAR (2016, Visions du Réel). 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 producer and documentary filmmaker. She co-founded Burn The Film with Zhengfan Yang, and has served as producer for Yang's films, including DISTANT (2013, Festival del Film Locarno) and WHERE ARE YOU GOING (2016, International Film Festival Rotterdam). OUT OF FOCUS (2014) is her directorial debut, which premiered at the Cinéma du Réel International Documentary Film Festival in France. Her second feature documentary ANOTHER YEAR (2016) premiered at the Visions du Réel International Film Festival in Switzerland and received the Sesterce d’or / Best Film Award; it also received the Grand Prize at the RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival, the 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).