Big Screen Symposium

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“Seems to me we are always playing with risk – simply by daring to walk out the door.  A mum or dad, like an artist has to pretend it’s part of the process, otherwise the kids or the audience will catch on to our uncertainties.”

World renowned cinematographer Christopher Doyle, aka Du Ke Feng (HERO, IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE) will share from his goldmine of experiences, as well as his creative philosophy that embodies risk, in a masterclass and an address at this year’s symposium.

Christopher Doyle is one of the world’s greatest cinematographers. Among his sixty awards and thirty nominations at film festivals around the world is the Grand Technical Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, as well as the Osella d’Oro for Best Cinematography for ASHES OF TIME at the Venice International Film Festival.

Fluent in Mandarin, French and Cantonese, his Chinese name is Du Ke Fung which means ‘like the wind’. 

Since his ‘birth in art’ Du Ke Feng has realized over fifty Chinese-language films including CHUNKING EXPRESS, TEMPTRESS MOON, HERO, HAPPY TOGETHER, DUMPLINGS, 2046, and his alter ego, Christopher Doyle, has made more than twenty in various other languages and film cultures including THE LIMITS OF CONTROL, PARANOID PARK, LIBERTY HEIGHTS, LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE, MAGIC MAGIC and RABBIT-PROOF FENCE. Chris’s full bio here.

See Chris in the following sessions:

Cinematography Talks: Three Elements Make a Film – Sat 24th September 11am.

Address: I Didn’t Plan to Come Here (And I Ain’t Leaving) with Christopher Doyle – Sat 24th September 12:25pm.