Shengze Zhu

Filmmaker and producer (China)


Shengze ZHU is a documentary filmmaker and producer. She co-founded Burn The Film with Zhengfan Yang, and they’ve been collaborating as dynamic duo since 2012. Her directorial debut OUT OF FOCUS (2014) premiered at Cinéma du Réel (France); her second film ANOTHER YEAR (2016) received the Best Film Award at Visions du Réel (Switzerland), Grand Prize at RIDM Montreal Int’l Documentary Festival, Critic's Award at Olhar de Cinema (Brazil), and was honored as "Top 10 Films of the Year" in 2016 by 24 Images magazine (Canada). Her third film PRESENT.PERFECT. (2019) received the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Zhu has also served as producer for Yang's films including DISTANT (2013, Locarno), WHERE ARE YOU GOING (2016, IFFR) and DOWN THERE (2018, short, Venice).


FILMOGRAPHY (as director)




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