Nansun Shi

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Nansun Shi, born Shi Nan-Sun (Chinese: 施南生), born 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 film industry for nearly thirty years, and has contributed a lot to the Hong Kong cinema scene since the late 1970s.[2] Shi also is the wife of celebrated director Tsui Hark.

Life and career[edit]

Nansun Shi started working for television studios in 1975, involving herself in the publicity and programme departments. Her start as a producer arrived in 1978 when Karl Maka, Eric Tsang 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 film series. 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.[3]

At the 67th Locarno Film Festival, Nansun will be awarded its Best Independent Producer Award.[4]


  1. ^ "Nansun Shi". IMDb. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Lanuque, Arnauld (October 15, 2003). "Interview with 1st grade HK film producer Nansun Shi". Hong Kong Cinemagic. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes". Cannes. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  4. ^ Cremin, Stephen. "Nansun Shi to receive producer award in Locarno". Film Business Asia. Retrieved May 3, 2014.