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Ms. Mary STEPHEN


  • FILMOGRAPHY

    EDITING:

    Fiction:

    Editor for Eric Rohmer: (from 1980 to 2006)

    Les amours d’Astrée et Céladon (The Romance of Astrea and Celadon)

    Triple Agent

    L'Anglaise et le Duc (The Lady and the Duke - with digital effects)

    Le Modèle (collection of shorts)

    Conte d’Automne (Autumn’s Tale)

    Conte d’Eté (Summer’s Tale)

    L'Arbre, Le Maire et la Médiathèque (The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque)

    Les Rendezvous de Paris (Rendezvous in Paris)

    Anniversaires (collection of shorts)

    Conte d'Hiver (Winter’s Tale)

    La Femme de l’Aviateur (Aviator’s Wife, as assistant to Cécile Décugis)

    Pauline à la Plage (Pauline at the beach, as assistant to C. Décugis)

    Un beau mariage (A good marriage, as assistant to C. Décugis)


    And:

    The Swaying Waterlily (2015), dir Seren Yüce, Turkey, prod. Yeni Sinemacilar (Istanbul)

    Headmaster (2014/2015), dir. Ann Hui, prod. Johnnie To (Hong Kong), short segment in omnibus film “8 ½ Goodbye To Film”

    Dot 2 Dot (2014), dir Amos Why, Hong Kong, prod. Teresa Kwong and Winnie Tsang (Golden Scene), Première HKIFF

    Shanghai Strangers (2012), short web-movie by Joan Chen, China, prod. Elle China. Golden Rooster for Best Web-movie, China 2012.

    Cogunluk/ Majority (2010),fiction feature, dir. Seren Yüce (102 min), Turkey , prod. Yeni Sinemacilar, Istanbul. Lion of the Future Award, Venice Film Festival2010; Toronto Film Festival; Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor at Antalya Film Festival; Best Film, Best Actor at Mumbaï International Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize, Angers Premiers Plans; “New Directors New Films”, MoMA/Lincoln Center, NY; Best Film, Turkish Cinema Yesilcam Awards; HKIFF,etc...

    Unutma Beni İstanbul/Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010), omnibus film of 6 shorts from 6 Balkans and Middle-Eastern directors : Eric Nazarian (USA/Armenia), Hany Abu-Assad (Palestine), Stergios Niziris (Greece), Aida Begić (Bosnia Herzogevina), Omar Shargawi (Palestine/Denmark), Stefan Arsenijevic (Serbia), coordinated by Hüseyin Karabey (Turkey). Prod. Asi Films and Yeni Sinemacilar. Istanbul.

    The Drunkard (Jiu Tu) (2009/10), fiction feature (100 min), dir. Freddie Wong, Hong Kong-France. Vancouver Film Festival, Pusan Film Festival, Asia Pacific Film Festival, HKIFF, nomination « Best New Director » Hong Kong Film Awards, etc...

    Life Is Easy (2008), fiction feature, dir. Wen Wu, China, IFFI (Goa), etc…

    Judge (Touxi) (2008), fiction feature, dir. Liu Jie ( dir of « Last voyage of Judge Feng »), China. Orizzonti,Venice Film Festival 2009 ; FIPRESCI Prize, Miami international Film Festival; Best Film; Deauville Asian Film Festival; Best Screenplay, Golden Horse Awards Taipei, etc...

    Gitmek : My Marlon and Brando (2007), fiction feature, dir. Huseyin Karabey, Turkey ; Tribeca (Best New Director), Saravejo (Best Actress), Istanbul (Best Actress), Kerala (Netpac prize), HKAIFF, etc etc…

    Blind Mountain (Mang Shan) (2007), fiction feature, dir. Li Yang (dir of « Blind Shaft »), China ; Istanbul Film Festival (Humanitarian Award), Hong Kong Int Film Festival, VIFF, etc….

    A la fenêtre (2003), short, dir. Marianne Ostegen, prod : Marianne Slot, Prod. Liberator, Paris, France-Denmark-Norway.

    America So Beautiful (2000) - fiction feature, dir. (Iranian-American) Babak Shokrian, Prod. Liberator ; France-USA. Berlinale Panorama 2001


    Documentaries:

    The Apology (2015, 120 min) dir. Tiffany Hsiung, prod. National Film Board of Canada

    L’Afrique vue par Ryszard Kapuscinski (2014, 52 min) dir. Olga Prud’homme Farges, prod. Phares et Balises/Kolam/ARTE, France

    A Young Patriot, (2014, 105 min), dir. Du Haibin, China-France, prod. CNEX (China), 24 IMAGES (France), Jury Award, Doc competition, HKIFF ; Grand Jury Competition, Sheffield Doc ; Doc Competition , Moscow FF ; Competition, Adelaide FF ; Melbourne FF ; BAPFF…

    Flowing Stories (2014, 90 min), dir. Jessey Tsang Tsui Shan, Hong Kong-France, HKIFF doc competition ; Best Doc award, Taiwan South Festival ; San Francisco Asian Film Festival, Manchester Asian Film Fest, etc…

    China, The New Empire (2013, 3 hours in 3 parts), dir. Jean-Michel Carré, ARTE, France

    China Me (2013, 90 min), dir. Michka Sall, China-France-Canada. Competition, Creteil Woman’s Film Festival.

    3 Familles en mouvement (2012, 52 min) dir. Arlette Girardot, France

    Datong : Kang YuWei in Sweden (2011, 110 min), dir. Evans Chan, USA-Hong Kong

    1428 (2009, 110 min), dir. Du Haibin, China, prod. CNEX. Best Documentary Award (Orizzonti Doc), Venice Film Festival 2009 ; US Première at the MoMA ; Vancouver Film Festival, Cinema du Réel, Viennale, HKIFF, HKAIFF, etc…

    Christiane Desroches Noblecourt : A Reign of Passion (2009, 52 min), dir. Olga Farges, for the collection « EMPREINTES », France 5 Television, best Audimat of the series

    Last Train Home (2009, 90 min), dir. Lixin Fan, China-Canada, prod. EyeSteel Films. Joris Ivans Best Documentary Award, IDFA Amsterdam ; Jutra Best Documentary, Canada : LAFCA award ; Cinema Eye nominations ; etc...

    Wild Grass of Qingdao (2008, 75 min), dir. Lina Yang, China-France, prod. INA / ARTE . Viennale 2010 ; HKFF 2009 ; etc…

    They Color Their Winter (2008, 52 min), dir. Arlette Girardot, for KTO-TV, France

    Barend from the Netherlands (2007, 26 min), for the series « European Faces » ARTE, dir. Jacqueline Van Vugt, ARTE, France

    San / Umbrella (2007, 93 min), dir. Du Haibin, China, prod. CNEX. Orizzonti competition, Venice Film Festival 2007, Cinéma du réel (Special Mention) 2008

    Night in China (2007, 73 min), dir. Ju An Qi, China-France, prod. Agat Films / ARTE, France ; SRG SSR Prize ; Visions du réel, Nyons

    Back to the Border (2005, 52 min), dir. Zhao Liang, China-France-USA, Prod : INA / La 5/ ITVS. Chicago Film Festival ; LAFF ; etc…

    Hong Kong Cinéma (2001, 52 min), dir. Hubert Niogret, France.

  • SUPERVISION EDITING

    Diyar (2013/4, 90 min), dir. Devrim Akkaya, pro Armenia Turkey Cinema Platform, Première Istanbul Film Festival 2014

    Fidaï, feature documentary (2012, 90 min) dir. Damien Ounouri, presented by Jia Zhangke, Fr-China-Algeria

  • ART ARCHIVING

    « Archiving R-69 of Charles Gagnon», Editing Collaborator, coll. Monika Gagnon, Olivier Asselin, Contributor of Text and experimental Soundtrack for DVD, project Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal. Project funded by Canada Council.

  • PRODUCTION

    Associate producer, Flowing Stories (2013/4), feature documentary, dir. Jessey Tsang Tsui Shan, coprod. HKAC

    Associate producer, Dot 2 Dot (2014), feature, dir Amos Why, HK.

    Associate producer, A Young Patriot (2013/4), feature documentary, dir. Du Haibin, China, coprod. CNEX

    Associate producer, 1428 (2009), feature documentary (120 min), dir. Du Haibin, China, prod. CNEX, prod. Ben Tsiang

    Special collaboration, Wild Grass of Qingdao (2008), feature documentary (75 min), dir. Lina Yang, China-France, prod. INA / ARTE, France, prod : Sylvie Blum

    Special collaboration, Night in China (2007), feature documentary (73 min), dir. Ju An Qi, China-France, prod. Agat Films / ARTE, prod. Blanche Guichou

  • DIRECTING AND SCRIPTWRITING

    VISION FROM THE EDGE: Breyten Breytenbach Painting The Lines, 16mm, 56 min.

    Festivals : IDFA, Amsterdam ; Biennale du Film sur l’Art, Pompidou Center, Paris ; Festival des Films sur l’Art, Montreal ; Vancouver Film Festival ; Brisbane Film Festival ; Winternachten, the Hague ; Standard Bank Arts Festival, Georgetown, South Africa ; Festival du Film d’Art et de Pédagogie, UNESCO, Paris. Canada Council Film Grant.

    IN TRANSIT-IN TRANSITION : 2 films

    « Poem From South Africa » (co-director ; Christel Chabert) & « Hong Kong Poetics », 55 min ea. Grant Centre national des lettres, Paris

    NOURRITURE DIVINE ; LA CUISINE TAMOULE, 25 min. France-3- series "Saga-Cités ».

    JUSTOCOEUR, fiction,16mm, 90 min. Festivals : Montreal, Cape Town, Edinborough, Melbourne, Hong Kong. Canada Council film production grant

    OMBRES DE SOIE, fiction,16mm, 59 min. Festivals : Carthage, Montreal, London…etc

    PAWAGANAK: The Great Canadian Puberty Rite, 16mm, 20 min. Canada Council « Explorations » grant, TV Ontario.

    INDEPENDANCE, 16mm, 10 min. Commissioned by the Montreal Association for the Mentally Restarded Peter Hall School, Montreal. Co-dir.: A. MacLeod, Ph.Bridgeman.

    A VERY EASY DEATH, 16mm, 10 min. Impressionistic short inspired by Simone de Beauvoir’s book.

    LABYRINTHE, 16mm, 5 min. On Culture Shock. Co-dir.: A. MacLeod, Ph.Bridgeman. TV Ontario.

    and

    GIULIO, 1995, feature fiction script. European Script Fund.

    PALİMSEST, 2008/9, feature docu-drama script. Canada Council Scriptwriting Grant.

  • NOMINATIONS

    Nomination for Best Editing, “Majority/Cogunluk”, Turkish Cinema Yesilcam Awards, Istanbul, 2012

    Nomination for Best Editing, “Last Train Home”, Independent Eye Award, New York, 2009

  • MUSIC

    Co-composer of music for Eric Rohmer (Winter’s Tale ; Summer’s Tale : The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque ; Rendezvous in Paris ; and shorts)

  • PUBLICATIONS (partial list)

    “Brune, Blonde”, Catalogue of the exhibition at the Cinemathèque Française 2010, coord. Alain Bergala, Ed. Flammarion

    “La Chinoise or The Other”, Reel Asian Anthology, Coach House Press, Toronto, Canada, 2007

    “Peindre et Filmer” , Paroles, Hong Kong Alliance Française Publication, 2002

    “A City In Which to be Wild and Humble: Paris Vu par Mary Stephen”, Cdn Cultural Center Anniversary Anthology, Paris, 1999

    “Many Chinese dinners later… Family business with Eric Rohmer”, Hong Kong Arts Center Publication, 1996…

  • TEACHING, SEMINARS, JURIES

    Seminars and workshops at various institutions such as La Fémis (French National Film School) in Paris, the Canadian Film Center in Toronto ; Conference on « French New Wave » in Hong Kong ; Guest Lecturer and special presentations at University of Amiens, Paris Institute for Contemporary Art, Tisch Asia (NYU) in Singapore, Nanjing Arts University, Shanghai University Film Department, Instanbul Bilgi University documentary section, Hangzhou Academy of Arts, Taipei University of the Arts, HKU, HKCity U Creative Media Center, etc ; Film and Editing workshops for children and students for the Cinémathèque Française, for CNEX Taipei and Beijing, Hong Kong Arts Center, etc ; Jury member for Canada Council and various film festivals ; Artist-in-residence, Lingnan University, Hong Kong ; Feature Guest and Curator, Hong Kong Asian Independent Film Festival ; Feature Artist, Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival ; Editing Masterclass, Melbourne Film Festival 2011 ; Artist-in-residence, Griffiths University Film School , 2011 ; Mentor, Asian Documentary Network, Busan International Film Festival, 2012/2015 ; Tutor (Editing), College of CInema of the Venice Biennale, 2013/14/15/16 ; jury, concorso cineasti del presente, Locarno Film Festival, 2014 ; Nominations Committee, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Brisbane, Australia 2015 ; Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2016

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