Shengze ZHU

Photo credit : Shengze Zhu

Shengze Zhu is a filmmaker and producer. Her documentary feature debut OUT OF FOCUS (2014) premiered at Cinéma du Réel (France); her second documentary ANOTHER YEAR (2016) received the Best Film Award at Visions du Réel (Switzerland) and the Grand Prize at RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival. Her third documentary PRESENT.PERFECT. (2019) received the Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Grand Prize at RIDM, the Spotlight Award at 2020 Cinema Eye Honors (USA), and screened at New Directors/New Films (USA), Mal de Plata (Argentina), Cinéma du Réel (France), among many others. Her latest documentary A RIVER RUNS, TURNS, ERASES, REPLACES (2021) premiered at Berlinale Forum and received the Caligari Prize. Shengze also serves as producer for Zhengfan’s films.

– Biography Source: Burn the Film

Selected Works

  • A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces
  • Present. Perfect.
  • Another Year
  • Out of Focus

Screenings featuring this Filmmaker