Yan Yan Mak
() is a Hong Kong
based female award-winning director. She was born in the 1970s and graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
in 1998. Since 1993, as a student, Mak had worked for the film industry as a continuity girl, assistant director, production manager, art director and wardrobe designer. Her graduation short film Snapshots won the Distinguish Award at the International Short Film & Video Awards of Hong Kong
After directing number of short dramas for Radio Television Hong Kong
, she established her own production company Dragonfly J Ltd.
, to make her own film. Her debut feature film, Gege
(Brother), although using a very limited budget, a small crew and an all non-actors cast, was awarded the FIPRESCI Award at the 25th Hong Kong International Film Festival, the POVEGLIA Award at the International Week of Film Critics of the 58th Venice Film Festival, the Woosuk Award at Jeonju International Film Festival in Korea
, as well as the Ecumenical Hury Prize at the International Film Festival Bratislavan
and Fribourg International Film Festival 2001.
Her second film Butterfly
(Hudie) was chosen as the Opening Film at Venice Film Festival
Critics Week, the Hong Kong Gay & Lesbian Film and Video Film Festival 2004 and Creteil International Women Film Festival in France 2005. Tian Yuan
was awarded as the Best New Artist at the Hong Kong Film Awards
in 2005. The film was also nominated at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards
in 2004 for Best... Read More