Nansun Shi

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Nansun Shi
Nansun Shi Cannes 2011.jpg
Nansun Shi at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival
Shi Nan-Sun

(1951-08-08) August 8, 1951 (age 67)
Hong Kong
Alma materPolytechnic of North London
Occupationfilm producer, presenter
Known forwork 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[edit]

Shi was born in Hong Kong, attended Maryknoll Convent School for primary and secondary education.[3][4] She then obtained a degree in statistics and computing from the Polytechnic of North London in the mid-1970s.[5]

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[edit]

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.[6]

In August 2014, at the 67th Locarno Film Festival, Nansun was awarded its Best Independent Producer Award.[7]


  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. ^火-鳳-凰-施-南-生
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  5. ^ Chung, Winnie, "Nansun Shi: 'It's not about inferiority or superiority - it's about how good you are at what you do' : An articulate ambassador for the big screen in Hong Kong who stands in no man's shadow, writes Winnie Chung", South China Morning Post, Oct 09th 2012
  6. ^ "The Jury of the 64th Festival de Cannes". Cannes. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-20.
  7. ^ Cremin, Stephen. "Nansun Shi to receive producer award in Locarno". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on May 3, 2014. Retrieved May 3, 2014.

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