Popo Fan is a queer filmmaker, writer and activist. His films featured topics such as same sex marriage (New Beijing, New Marriage), transgender (Be A Woman), feminism (The VaChina Monologues). His (...) trilogy Chinese Closet, Mama Rainbow, Papa Rainbow, focusing on LGBT families in China, had made strong impact on the Chinese society. In 2015, after the authorities took down his film Mama Rainbow from the internet, Fan filed a lawsuit against the government and won the case, which was a landmark event in fighting against state censorship in China. His tireless working on LGBT visibility also includes serving as organizer for the Beijing Queer Film Festival for more than a decade, as well as founder of Queer University Video Training Camp. He is also occasionally actor, his performance can be seen in Shu Lea Cheang's Venice Biennale piece 3X3X6. In 2011, he received Prism Award from Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. And in 2016 he won the best short film at CHOUFTOUHONNA, Tunis International Feminist Art Film Festival (The VaChina Monologues). He participated in Berlinale Talents 2017. He is also the jury of Teddy Award of Berlinale 2019.
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