Fan Jian

Jian FAN is a documentary director who focuses on Chinese social issues through character-driven storytelling. He is a Documentary branch member of the Academy. Jian has directed six feature-length documentary films, most recently “Still Tomorrow,” winner of a Special Jury Award at IDFA 2016. His other films include “My Land” (Berlinale 2016; supported by Sundance Documentary Fund) and “The Next Life” (IDFA 2011; Jury Prize at Guangzhou Documentary Film Festival 2011). His work has also screened in competition at Hot Docs, Full Frame, Sheffield, Busan, and dozens of other film festivals around the world. Jian studied at the famed Beijing Film Academy and is now based in Chongqing, China.

Selected Works

  • After the Rain
  • The Lost Spring
  • Leftover Women
  • Still Tomorrow
  • My Land

Screenings featuring this Filmmaker