The 4th NYIT-NUPT Student Film Festival

and International Symposium

Nanjing, China


Saturday, April 21

Student Film Festival

9 - 10:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony - Main Auditorium, Student Activity Building

Welcome Remarks 

  • NUPT President Yang Zhen
  • NYIT President Edward Guiliano
  • Chinese Official
  • Shanghai Consul General Robert D. Griffiths
  • Director Chen Ying Qi
  • Director Mike Figgis

10:45 a.m. - noon 

Workshops with film scholars, directors, and other participants: Teaching Building 1

  • Workshop # 1:  Hilary Radner: “Feminist Film Theory and Film Analysis,”  and  Timothy Corrigan: “Writing Film Analysis,”  Room 108
  • Workshop # 2:  Featured Director Mike Figgis: “Directing,” and  Yuet-fung Ho: “Scriptwriting,”  Room 109
  • Workshop # 3:  Marcia Ferguson: “Acting for the Stage and Screen,” Studio Room

Academic Paper Presentations: Room 110

  • Chen Yuanyuan (University College, Cork, Ireland): ” 'Chinese School’:  Definition, Development, and Features”
  • Yukuo Wang (NUPT): "Flowers of War and Schindler’s List: a Comparison”
  • Adam Lam (Confucius Institute, University of Canterbury, New Zealand): “Private DV Filmmaking as Expression of Longing:  A Case Study of Hu Ge’s Battling Bandits in Mt. Birdcage” 

Noon - 1 p.m. 

Lunch, Student Activity Center - Auditorium Foyer

Noon - 4 p.m.

Pre-Screening of 30 films, with first tier of judges choosing the top five films in short narrative and the top five in computer animation, Student Activity Center - Main Auditorium


  • Yuet-fung Ho 
  • Joanna V. Arong  
  • Marcia Ferguson

Academic Paper Presentations, Student Activity Center - Meeting Room (third floor)

  • Timothy Corrigan (University of Pennsylvania): “American Cinema in the 2000s” 
  • Hilary Radner (University of Otago, New Zealand): “Romantic Melodrama in Hollywood”
  • Bruno Lessard (Ryerson University, Canada): “The Obscure Object of Urban Desire: the Lures of City Life in Chinese Film”

4:15 - 6 p.m.

Screening of Finalists, Main Auditorium, Student Activity Center


  • Director Mike Figgis
  • Director Chen Ying Qi 
  • Director Kang Er

6 p.m.  

Student  Film Festival Awards Ceremony, Main Auditorium 

  • Media interviews and photo opportunities with winners and celebrities



Sunday, April 22

International Symposium

9 - 11 a.m. 

Symposium, Administrative Building - Auditorium

Moderator: President Edward Guiliano

Panel discussion with directors, producers, and academics including:

  • Mike Figgis (Film Director) 
  • Timothy Corrigan (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Hilary Radner (University of Otago, New Zealand)
  • Joanna Arong (Independent Filmmaker)
  • Marcia Ferguson (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Yuet-fung Ho (Asian Film Awards)


11:15 - 11:45 a.m.


Noon - 3 p.m.

Mike Figgis Film Screening and Discussion (NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at NUPT) - by invitation only

3 p.m.

Conclusion of symposium

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Beverly J. Butcher, Ph.D.
Symposium Chair
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