WeLink International Film Festival

WeLink International Film Festival

2019 WeLink国际电影节

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Our Purpose 宗旨
WeLink电影节用电影将世界所有热爱电影、爱好和平、热爱生活、尊重生命的人紧紧的联系在一起,用我们真诚、专业的精神,为热爱电影的人搭建高端、专业、务实合作的平台。我们鼓励和提倡多品种、多类型、多样化、有温度的电影参与我们的电影节。我们将以开拓创新的精神,让每一部参与电影节的电影和电影人得到尊重!让优秀的电影作品通过我们的电影节在世界舞台上绽放光彩!
This allows for greater communication and exchanges between foreign and domestic television and film professionals. No matter where we come from, we all share passions for: film, television and media.

Host unit   主办单位
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The Organizing Committee of WeLink International Film Festival in cooperation with United Nations Multimedia Guild of the UNSRC
WeLink国际电影节组委会—联合国多媒体协会


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2018WeLink 国际电影节标识,缩写 WLIFF
2019 WeLink国际电影节组委会成员
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Chairman  主席

Gérard Darmon   赫拉德 达蒙

    1948 年 2 月 29 日出生于法国巴黎。法国家喻户晓的喜剧演员,同时也是一名歌手。主要作品有《Mariage mixte》,《赎罪 2》,《情书战场》等。2015 年担任剧名《三人行》中的演员。达蒙在 1973 年出演电影处女作《拉比雅各布的冒险》(中译《真假大法师》),在 80 年代初成为法国喜剧的重要人物。多年来,达蒙用他的机智和自然的魅力在屏幕上成为一个在法语世界最受欢迎的人物。迄今为止,上映过的他的喜剧电影达 46 部,曾获两次法国恺撒奖最佳男配角提名,分别是 1987 年第 12 届的电影《巴黎野玫瑰》和 2003 年第 28 届的《美丽新世界之女王任务》。

          Gérard Darmon (born 29 February 1948) is a French actor and singer. He is the second husband of Mathilda May. He has three children: Virginie (born1968) and the last two by Mathilda May, daughter Sarah (born 17 August1994) and son Jules (born 4 March 1997). Darmon also did a cover of

"Mambo Italiano".Darmon is of Algerian-Jewish origin.  In July 2012, he was naturalized Moroccan by a decree from King Mohamed VI.



Founder & Permanent Honorary Chairman  创始人&终身荣誉主席

Li Qian Kuan  李前宽


  做为中国电影界的领军人物,李前宽担任国内外诸多电影节主席,他热衷做电影公益事业;向国家献策建立了“中国电影博物馆”和CCTV-6“电影频道”。促成了“关于繁荣中国电影产业发展的十项措施”的国务院政策性文件,为推动中国电影产业发展做出重要贡献。他策划实施了在中国西部贫困地区学校的“万校·联动影片放映计划”,让山区几百万贫困孩子看到了优秀好电影。他参与策划了“亚洲电影大奖”、“澳门影视论坛”和“北京国际电影节”等。他是中国家喻户晓的著名电影艺术家    

   Li Qiankuan outstanding talent and extensive influence in the Chinese film, he was elected chairman of China Film Association and president of China Film Foundation, was named "China has made outstanding contributions to the film artist."

As a leading figure in the Chinese film industry, Li Qiankuan served as Chairman of many domestic and foreign film festivals. He was keen to do film public welfare undertakings.  Contributed to the State Council policy paper entitled "Ten Measures on Prospering the Development of China's Film Industry", and made an important contribution to promoting the development of China's film industry. He planned and implemented a "10,000-school, linked film screening program" for schools in impoverished areas in western China so that millions of impoverished children in the mountains could see excellent films. He participated in the planning of the "Asian Film Awards", "Macau Film Forum" and "Beijing International Film Festival" and so on. He is a well-known movie artist in China


WeLink国际电影节创始人之一

Ye Zi  叶子

  美国WeLink传媒集团董事长

  致力于东西方文化交流,策划过许多中外文化交流的活动,推动中华文化走出国门,融入世界,也多次将西方的优秀艺术团队带进中国。特别是2013年9月与中国大剧院合作,由中国银行独家冠名赞助的《中国之美,世界看见》大型音乐会,更是轰动中美两国的华人及热爱中国文化艺术的外国人。对此,CCTV和中国的主要媒体,以及美国的华文媒体也做了大量的报道。2013年11月带领团队将中国海润集团出品的小成本电影《对不起,我爱你》全球首映礼搬到了联合国总部。早在90年代初就开始作为电影人参与了东南亚电影工作,其中电影《回归》,荣获亚太电影节大奖;与日本NHK电视台合作的电影《乡愁》,荣获鹿特丹国际电影节最受观众欢迎奖和亚洲电影促进联盟奖。 2010年作为出品人之一参与了美国和越南的电视剧《野心》,同时作为故事片《Don‘t Burn》的编剧之一,该片荣获2010年度越南最佳影片奖和最佳剧本奖。2011年30集电视剧《A2Z Problem Fixer》的编剧和出品人之一,


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Chung Dick


Chung Dick, President of il Villaggio Consulting, Inc based in New York. Chung created this company which spans across multiple business area and involved in film making in 2015. Its subsidiary, 777 Raw Street Studio produced the feature action film, Broken Badges, and several other shorts in in the past few years and had received several awards. Chung’s involvement in the film making industry is to promote cultural exchanges between the United States and Asian countries such as China, and India. He joined the WeLink International Film Festival committee in 2017 and has been very active in the marketing role.


  




Catherine Chen

Art Director/Co-founder of WIFF



  




Jay Shen

Creative Design Director



WeLink国际电影节特别邀请
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Tracey Birdsall

  Tracey Birdsall is a producer and actress who was born in Van Nuys, CA,  Her great-grandfather was Bert Lewis, the famous Walt Disney composer.  Birdsall trained in dance, singing, musical theater in her youth, which later led her to

acting.  She is known for her meticulous preparation, her diverse and challenging roles, and for working across genres.
She produced four film which won 14 awards, and she currently has three feature films and a TV series in production and post production.  Birdsall’s acting awards include Female Action Performer of the Year at Action on Film Festival, Best Actress from West Coast Film Festival, Best Actress from LATCA, and she was the only American actress nominated for Best Actress at the 50th Annual World Fest Houston 2017.  She has won numerous "Best Picture" awards, and Tracey was the Guest of Honor at the Temecula Independent Film Festival in 2015, where she was presented with the esteemed Trailblazer Award.  She is producing and starring in the upcoming TV series "Age of Darkness."


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FangChen Dong


      在中国出生,从小就一直从事视觉表达。2003年,他放弃了在中国的建筑研究,前往法国学习电影。继续在里昂品红摄影学院继续追求摄影和电影的激情,最后成为巴黎国际电影学院导演。他的摄影作品《梦游梦游》被公认为在里昂国家图书馆举办的一个个人展览,他执导的《EntreDux》是一部获奖的短片,在几届国际电影节上获得了荣誉。在2018年,导演了他的第一部故事片《Veous-Jeunes VeousTyes-Beaux(你是年轻的你是漂亮的)》已经被几个节日选中,并将于2019年11月在法国上映。

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席琳

   制片人席琳在中国出生,在法国,享有多元文化的优势,是一个以国际合作生产为主的天然力量。自2009年起担任几部获奖短片的制片人,Celine于2015年参与了Koi的电影,制作了一个法国中国吸血鬼的特征,涵盖了不同时期的Lumière Amouuse,这是在中国和法国在2018年发行的。然后,席琳产生了一个法国特色的“vousêtes jeunes vousêtes beaux”。她目前是科伊电影公司的主要制片人,正在开发一部法国特色的电影《法国电影》,这部电影是法国电影《中国制造》。

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杨亚洲


   杨亚洲,中国内地男导演。1995年,凭借执导的喜剧电影《背靠背脸对脸》获得第15届中国电影金鸡奖最佳导演奖,这是杨亚洲执导的首部电影。2001年,杨亚洲执导个人首部电视剧《空镜子》,该剧获得第20届中国电视金鹰奖长篇电视剧优秀作品奖。2004年,凭借执导的励志剧《美丽的大脚》获得第9届中国电影华表奖优秀导演奖,以及第22届中国电影金鸡奖最佳导演奖   。

2004年,执导的情感伦理剧《浪漫的事》在央视一套播出,杨亚洲因此获得第22届中国电视金鹰奖最佳导演,以及第24届中国电视剧飞天奖优秀导演奖  ,5月4日美国世界艺术家协会向杨亚洲颁发了“杰出贡献奖”。 2005年,执导的农民工题材电影《泥鳅也是鱼》获第18届东京国际电影节最佳艺术贡献奖   。2012年,执导的电影《最长的拥抱》在蒙特利尔电影节上获得创意奖   。2015年,凭借执导的家庭情感剧《嘿,老头!》获得第2届中美国际电视节最佳导演奖,12月凭借执导的《草帽警察》获得第7届新农村电视艺术节金牛奖最佳导演奖。2017年2月,获得第11届全国电视制片业十佳电视剧导演奖。


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Julia Verdin


Filmmaker Julia Verdin is passionate about using the power of film to shed light on important social and humanitarian issues.  She has a strong background as one of Hollywood’s leading independent producers, with 36 critically acclaimed feature films produced to date, many of which have screened at major film festivals including Sundance, Venice, Toronto, and London.

Her recent writing, producing and directing work includes the feature film "Lost Girls: Angie's Story" based on her short film "Lost Girls" about a teenage sex trafficking survivor’s journey of recovery, and highlighting the problem of Child-trafficking in the US.  

Julia holds an MA in film with distinction, and is known as an educator and mentor for many young filmmakers.  She is the author of the popular filmmaker's guide "Success In Film."   In 2015 she was honored for her work in film and supporting female filmmakers, with the La Femme 2015 Executive Achievement Award.  Julia served on the board of BAFTA LA for many years, during which time she chaired the film committee and the newcomer committee.

Recently, Julia founded the non-profit company https://www.artists4change.org/company Artists for Change with a mission of using film and media to raise awareness on key social issues and affect change.  For more info on Julia and the films she has produced please visit


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Jeremy Kagan


Professor Jeremy Kagan is an internationally recognized director, writer, and producer of feature films and television. His most recent feature SHOT is about what one bullet does to many lives. Among his past feature film credits are Heroes about a returning vet, the political thriller The Big Fix, The Chosen (two-time Grand Prize winner), and The Journey of Natty Gann (Gold Prize Moscow Film Festival) about a young girl on her own during the depression. Among his television shows are Katherine: The Making of an American Revolutionary, about the radicalization of a young woman, and HBO’s Conspiracy: The Trial of the Chicago 8 (ACE Award for Best Dramatic Special). His film Roswell, The UFO Cover-Up garnered a Golden Globe nomination. Other television films include, The Color of Justice about racism, Bobbie’s Girl about a lesbian couple, and Crown Heights about the 1991 riots. This movie won the Humanitas Award for "affirming the dignity of every person." Professor Kagan has won an EMMY for Dramatic Series Directing and directed many television shows including West Wing, Steven Spielberg's Taken, and the pilot for the hit series Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman. He produced and directed a ten-part series called Freedom Files on issues of social justice including racial profiling, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, the drug wars, dissent, women’s rights, and religious freedom. As a full tenured professor at USC, he teaches graduate courses at the School of Cinematic Arts and has created the Change Making Media Lab researching and producing socially responsible cinema.


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Kirk Ryde


   Kirk Ryde is an award-winning filmmaker and actor based in Los Angeles, CA. His films have screened in over 40 festivals and won 12 awards. As an actor, he has appeared on NBC Television, Curiosity Stream, and in many independent films.  Kirk is the founder of the Kleer Bros. Story to Screen Award competition, which mentors new writers and grants $25,000 toward production of the winning writer's screenplay.  Kirk works closely with many U.S. film festivals to help discover and promote new writers, actors and filmmakers worldwide.  He is honored to be a co-organizer and panel moderator for the 2019 WeLink International Film Festival.

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Jason Piette

Jason Piette is a producer and film financier with over 50 movies and TV series to his name, including the $25M The Merchant Of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; Head In The Clouds ($20M) starring Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz, (both for Sony Pictures Classics); the $33M Napoleon TV series for A & E in the United States; Perfect Creatures ($11M) for Twentieth Century Fox; independent American features such as Mark Pellington’s I Melt With You for Magnolia Pictures and cult classic in the making, part crowdfunded Iron Sky for Entertainment One. He is currently executive producing Berlin I Love You, the anthology movie starring Helen Mirren and Keira Knightley, and producing a $30M adaptation of Jack London’s White Fang in Canada and China.

Jason is founder, director for sales, production and distribution for Disrupting Influence, the production, sales and consultancy company based in the United States and in Germany, which represents films and TV shows on a worldwide basis and which actively raises equity for film from the European equity markets.

Jason is a graduate of Cambridge University, father of three children and lives in West Hollywood.


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Anthony Argento

After graduated with a bachelor's degree in architecture from PACE Universiry, Anthony

Argento decided to pursue a career path in film making, so he enrolled in New York Film

Academy and start his own company- Rollin Studios, as this has been his passion all along

Having born as an Argento, the family who runs Broadway stages, one of the largest full-service film, television production company who has been in the show business fon over 30 years, Anthony has been involved in the industry since he was in high school.

Currently only in his 20s, he's one of the most mentionable producers in New York City at this age, he's produced or supervised the production of numerous films with big names, such as Mapplethrope, which was been nominated for the best narrative feature in TriBeCa film festival of 2018, Chinese blockbuster feature Detective Chinatown 2, which wrecked the Chinese box office in spring 2018, and the list goes on..

Even though with his connection and ability plus the capacity of rollin studios, which allows him to land high budget commercial films, Anthony still spends significant amount of time and effort aiding aspiring film makers in their passion project with low or almost.

no cost. He believes that the future of the film industry lies on these young people and he also believes that it will make a difference if there are people to help nurturing these young creative minds. Under Rollin Studios production, many of these passion films even got into film festivals and received numerous nominations. Some of the honorable mentions would be Devoured (2014), Indiana (2017), and The Pulse (2018).


WeLink国际电影节
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The Organizing Committee of WeLink International Film Festival in cooperation with United Nations Multimedia Guild of the UNSRC
WeLink国际电影节组委会—联合国多媒体协会