|Alma mater||Chinese Academy of Social Sciences|
Cui Zi'en (Chinese: 崔子恩; pinyin: Cuī Zǐ'ēn), born 1958, in Harbin in the People's Republic of China, is a film director, producer, film scholar, screenwriter, novelist and an outspoken LGBT activist based in Beijing. He graduated from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with an MA in literature and now is an associate professor at the Film Research Institute of the Beijing Film Academy.
Cui Zi'en is one of the avant-garde DV makers in Chinese underground film. He has published nine novels in China and Hong Kong, one of which, Uncle's Past, won the 2001 Radio Literature Award in Germany. In the same year, he founded the Beijing Queer Film Festival, the first LGBT film festival in mainland China. He is also the author of books on criticism and theory, as well as a columnist for magazines.
In 2002, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) presented the Felipa Award to Cui Zi'en. Cui brought issues of same-sex love into Chinese culture and public awareness, with a prolific crop of critically acclaimed articles, lectures, books, and films, including the first gay novel in modern China. Despite it being banned in mainland China, the novel is still available through unofficial channels.
|Year||English title||Original title||Notes|
|1999||Men and Women
(Man Man Woman Woman) (Nannan nünü)
|2002||Enter the Clowns||丑角登场||writer, director, actor|
|The Old Testament||旧约||writer, director|
|Welcome to Destination Shanghai||目的地，上海||actor|
|2003||Feeding Boys, Ayaya||哎呀呀，去哺乳||writer, director, actor, producer|
|Keep Cool and Don't Blush||脸不变色心不跳||writer, director|
|Night Scene||夜景||writer, director|
|2004||An Interior View of Death||死亡的內景||writer, director|
|The Narrow Path||雾语||writer, director|
|Shitou and That Nana||石头和那个娜娜||writer, director|
|Star Appeal||星星相吸惜||writer, director|
|2005||My Fair Son||我如花似玉的儿子||director|
|Withered in a Blooming Season
(Withered Lads in a Blooming Season)
|Queer China, ‘Comrade’ China||誌同志||writer, director|
|2010||The Wild Strawberries||野草莓||writer|
Other Chinese LGBT film directors
- "Cui Zi'en's new book". Global Times. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
- Tin Tran (25 May 2011). "Gays In China: Beijing Queer Film Festival Goes Off Without A Hitch". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
- Mtime (in Chinese), retrieved 10-03-2009