Lixin Fan (範立欣, Fàn Lìxīn), born in China, is a Montreal, Canada-based documentary film director with the Canadian production company EyeSteelFilm and previously a producer/journalist at China’s state broadcaster CCTV.
Early life and career
Lixin Fan was born and raised in China during its years of rapid economic development. He began his career as a journalist with the government owned national TV broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). Whilst traveling the country Fan witnessed social and economic inequalities spurred by China’s rapid economic expansion. As a result, he became a documentary filmmaker with a focus on social issues.
He also worked as an associate producer, sound recordist, and translator on the acclaimed 2007 feature documentary Up the Yangtze.
His 2009 debut feature documentary film Last Train Home won several awards in the category of documentary filmmaking.
- 2009: Won Best Feature Documentary at the 22nd annual International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) for his debut film Last Train Home
- 2009: Won Cinémathèque Québécoise Best Quebec film award at the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM) also for Last Train Home
- Lixin Fan at the Internet Movie Database
- Last Train Home at the Internet Movie Database
- Last Train Home page on EyeSteelFilm website
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