Nansun Shi

Nansun Shi

Nansun Shi at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Born Shi Nan-Sun
(1951-08-08) August 8, 1951
Hong Kong
Alma mater Polytechnic of North London
Occupation film producer, presenter
Known for work in the film industry
Spouse(s) Tsui Hark (m.1996-2014)

Nansun Shi ( Chinese: 施南生; born Shi Nan-Sun on 8 August 1951) is a Hong Kong film producer,[1] presenter and a former Senior Advisor for Media Asia Group. She has been in the Hong Kong film industry for many decades and has contributed significantly to the Hong Kong cinema scene since the late 1970s.[2]

Shi is ex-wife of celebrated director Tsui Hark.

Life and career

Born in Hong Kong, Shi has a degree in statistics and computing from the Polytechnic of North London which she received in the mid-1970s.[3]

Nansun Shi started working for television studios in 1978, involving herself in the publicity and programme departments. Her start as a producer arrived in 1981 when Karl Maka, Raymond Wong and Dean Shek formed Cinema City Studios. Shi is also known as the co-founder of Tsui Hark's production company Film Workshop Co. Ltd., a studio responsible for films such as the A Better Tomorrow, and Once Upon a Time in China.

Honors and awards

In April 2011, it was announced that she would be a member of the jury for the main competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.[4]

In August 2014, at the 67th Locarno Film Festival, Nansun was awarded its Best Independent Producer Award.[5]


Further reading

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