Dr. WEI Shiyu Louisa (魏時煜)

Visiting address
CMC-M6074
Phone: +852 34422982

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Willing to take PhD students: yes
Willing to talk to media: yes

Biography

With a PhD in Film Studies from University of Alberta (Canada) and a MA in Comparative Literatue from Carleton University (Canada), Dr S. Louisa Wei joined the School of Creative Media in 2001 and has taught over 3000 students. Her courses are mostly related to filmmaking, film history, storytelling, and topics in media/popular culture; while she also advises student studio/thesis projects in fiction/script writing, documentary, narrative film, and projects with gender-related themes.

As an independent documentary filmmaker, her three feature films—Storm under the Sun (2009, co-directed with Xiaolian Peng), Golden Gate Girls (2014), and Havana Divas (2018)—have gained international recognition from academia and film festivals, as well as attracted media attention ranging from Hollywood’s trade magazine to major newspapers in Hong Kong and mainland China. Her TV documentaries Cui Jian: Rocking China (2006) and Wang Shiwei: The Buried Writer (2016) have also attracted attention.

As a scholar, her books have won awards. Wang Shiwei: A Reform in Thinking (2016) received the Best Publishing Award at The First Biennial Publishing Prize in 2017, while another book titled The Legend of Esther Eng: Cross-ocean Filmmakers and Women Pioneers (2016, co-authored with Law Kar) received Hong Kong Book Award in 2017. The latter book was imported into China and published as Bright as Esther Eng: First-Generation Transnational Filmmakers and Modern China (2018) in Beijing. Her other recent book Hu Feng: Poetic Ideals, Political Storms (2017) also received positive reviews. Her textbook Cinema East and West was first published in 2014, and re-published as an expanded edition in 2016.  Her earlier books include PreAnimate: A Guide for Independent Animators (2010, co-authored with Karen MacCann), and Women’s Film: Dialogues with Chinese and Japanese Female Directors (2009, co-authored with Yang Yuanying).

As an experienced teacher and advisor, Wei has advised many award-winning graduation projects, including Chan Hau Chun’s short documentary 32+4 (2014, Gold Award of IFVA – Open Category; Principal Prize of the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen), Andrew Lone’s feature documentary My Chinese Acquaintances (2012, Gold Remi Award at Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival), Wong Yee Mei’s short documentary This Pair (2011, Gold Award of IFVA – Open Category), Chan Tsz-wai Wallis’ narrative short Daylily (2010, Silver Award of IFVA – Open Category), and Sheetal Agawal’s documentary Ordinary Lives (Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary in the 44th Ann Arbor Film Festival 2006; Best Documentary Kodak Award in the 20th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Student Competition 2005).

魏時煜,加拿大阿爾伯塔大學電影學博士、卡爾頓大學比較文學碩士,2001年11月起開始在香港城市大學執教,已教授學生三千餘人,課程有東西方電影、大眾傳媒中的性別、紀錄片入門、紀錄片製作、獨立紀錄片、獨立華語電影、視像敍事與文化思考等。

作爲獨立紀錄片導演,她的三部長紀錄片《紅日風暴》 (2009, 與彭小蓮聯合導演), 《金門銀光夢》 (2014), 和《古巴花旦》(2018)都應邀參加很多國際電影節,在海内外學界和傳媒中受到很多關注與好評。她的電視紀錄片《崔健:搖滾中國》 (2006)和《王實味:被淹沒的作家》 (2016) 都曾在或正在香港電視和網絡上播放。

作爲學者,魏時煜近年成績斐然。她的專著《王實味:文藝整風與思想改造》 (2016) 在2017年獲得首屆出版雙年獎上,獲得“文學與小説”類別的“最佳出版獎”;《霞哥傳奇:跨洋電影與女性先鋒》 (2016, 與羅卡合著) 也獲得了2017年“香港書獎”。《霞哥傳奇》2018年還重出了簡體字版,標題改爲《燦若錦霞:第一代跨洋影人與近代中國》。她的另一部專著《胡風:詩人理想與政治風暴》(2017)也獲得很多好評。魏時煜2014年出版的課本《東西方電影》受到歡迎,2016年又出增訂本。她更早的著作還有《開始學動畫》 (2010, 與梅凱仁合著)以及《女性的電影:對話中日女導演》 (2009, 與楊遠嬰合著)。

作爲有經驗的教授和指導老師,魏時煜指導的很多學生作品,從影像到寫作,都曾獲獎。其中包括陳巧真的《32+4》 (2014, IFVA 公開組金獎; Principal Prize of the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen), 龍淼淵的《發現少校》 (2012, 白玉蘭最佳紀錄片獎,休斯敦國際電影節 Gold Remi Award), 王綺美的《那雙眸》 (2011, IFVA 公開組金獎), 陳子蕙的 Daylily (2010, IFVA 公開組銀獎), and Sheetal Agawal’s 的《平凡生活》 (Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary in the 44th Ann Arbor Film Festival 2006; Best Documentary Kodak Award in the 20th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Student Competition 2005)等.

魏时煜,加拿大阿尔伯塔大学电影学博士、卡尔顿大学比较文学硕士,2001年11月起开始在香港城市大学执教,已教授学生三千余人,课程有东西方电影、大众传媒中的性别、纪录片入门、纪录片制作、独立纪录片、独立华语电影、视像叙事与文化思考等。

作为独立纪录片导演,她的三部长纪录片《红日风暴》 (2009, 与彭小莲联合导演), 《金门银光梦》 (2014), 和《古巴花旦》(2018)都应邀参加很多国际电影节,在海内外学界和传媒中受到很多关注与好评。她的电视纪录片《崔健:摇滚中国》 (2006)和《王实味:被淹没的作家》 (2016) 都曾在或正在香港电视和网络上播放。

作为学者,魏时煜近年成绩斐然。她的专著《王实味:文艺整风与思想改造》 (2016) 在2017年获得首届出版双年奖上,获得“文学与小说”类别的“最佳出版奖”;《霞哥传奇:跨洋电影与女性先锋》 (2016, 与罗卡合着) 也获得了2017年“香港书奖”。《霞哥传奇》2018年还重出了简体字版,标题改为《灿若锦霞:第一代跨洋影人与近代中国》。她的另一部专著《胡风:诗人理想与政治风暴》(2017)也获得很多好评。魏时煜2014年出版的课本《东西方电影》受到欢迎,2016年又出增订本。她更早的著作还有《开始学动画》 (2010, 与梅凯仁合着)以及《女性的电影:对话中日女导演》 (2009, 与杨远婴合着)。

作为有经验的教授和指导老师,魏时煜指导的很多学生作品,从影像到写作,都曾获奖。其中包括陈巧真的《32+4》 (2014, IFVA 公开组金奖; Principal Prize of the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen), 龙淼渊的《发现少校》 (2012, 白玉兰最佳纪录片奖,休斯敦国际电影节 Gold Remi Award), 王绮美的《那双眸》 (2011, IFVA 公开组金奖), 陈子蕙的 Daylily (2010, IFVA 公开组银奖), and Sheetal Agawal’s 的《平凡生活》 (Michael Moore Award for Best Documentary in the 44th Ann Arbor Film Festival 2006; Best Documentary Kodak Award in the 20th Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Student Competition 2005)等.

Research Interests/Areas

  • Cine Feminism
  • Female Directors
  • Historical Documentary
  • Independent Documentary
  • Narrative Techniques
  • Visual Studies
  • Women’s Cinema
  • Women’s History

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Keywords

Keywords

  • DS Asia - Chinese intellectual history, literary dissent, literary persecution, women's film history
  • PN1993 Motion Pictures - Chinese cinema, women's cinema, female directors, film history, Hong Kong cinema
  • LT Textbooks - Cinema East and West
  • PN0441 Literary History - modern Chinese literature, Hu Feng, Wang Shiwei, Xiao Hong, Xiao Jun, Ding Ling, Lu Xun