In Conversation with Yao Chen – IFFAM – 3rd International Film Festival and Awards ‧ Macao

In Conversation with Yao Chen
Topic:During the festival, Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi will hold an In Conversation with Yao Chen on 10th December 2018(Monday). She will explore both her life and career.

Moderator:Nansun Shi

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2018/12/10 15:00 – 16:00 Auditorium at Macao Museum of Arts

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Yao Chen is one of the most celebrated and influential Chinese actors working today.

She studied dance at the Beijing Dancing Academy from 1993 to 1997 and then entered Performance Institute of Beijing Film Academy in 1999.

In 2006, she became a household actress for her role as Guo Furong in the ancient sitcom “My Own Swordsman” , and later played the leading role in various drama series, including spy drama “Lurk” and the urban drama “Divorce Lawyers” etc. Yao Chen’s latest TV drama work “All is Well” is a realistic theme series, which is to be aired in 2019.

Yao Chen has played a major role in many films in recent years,  including “Love In Cosmo” (2010) , “Color Me Love” (2010) , “If You Are The One II” (2010) , “Caught in the Web” (2012) , “Control” (2013) , “Firestorm” (2013) , “Chronicles of the Ghostly Tribe” (2015) , “Miss Partners” (2016) and “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back” (2017) , which made her attract much attention.

In 2017, Yao Chen founded the Bad Rabbit Pictures with her husband Cao Yu, a well-known photographer.  The female theme film “Lost, Found” releasing this year is the first film that the Bad Rabbit Pictures co-produced. In this movie, Yao Chen plays a a mother trying to find her kidnapped daughter, which is praised a lot for her precise and layered acting. She also acted as a leading role in another women feature film “Send Me To The Clouds”, which is produced by Bad Rabbit Pictures and now in post-production.

For years, Yao Chen has joined in charity work at home and abroad in earnest. In China, she has supported a number of social initiatives, and she was appointed “UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador for China” by The UNHCR in the field of International Humanitarian Affairs.

Owing to her achievements and influences in career and humanism, she was named one of The 100 Most Influential People by Time in 2014, one of the world’s 30 Most Influential People on the Internet by Time in 2015 and The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes in 2014 and 2015. She also received the 2016 Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum, and she is the first Chinese female who receives this award.