"As a director, you have to follow your heart and intuition"

Oliver Yan is a real rising star. This talented Chinese director, who started his career 10 years ago, has already been traveling worldwide with his films, gaining recognition and winning several international awards. He just returned from New York, and next month he's flying to Europe to participate in Nice International Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival, where he is again nominated for his wonderful work. Last month, Yan's latest feature, "Home Away" won Best Picture award at LAFA, and became one of LAFA's biggest winners with 7 (!) awards overall. Our lead judge, Les Brandt, described Yan as "a gifted story teller and a brilliant filmmaker". Oliver, last month you inspired us with "H

Lee Chambers: “a big kid that never left the sandbox”

Lee Chambers is a multi award-winning director & writer from Ontario, Canada. Besides his passion to create as a storyteller, he always finds the time to teach and inspire other filmmakers at the Confederation College, where he holds a position as a film production professor. In the following interview, Lee, a three time LAFA winner, reveals some of his techniques and tips from his 20+ years of experience in the industry. Lee shares some fascinating insights regarding the production of The Pineville Heist and his upcoming feature, The Sum of Random Chance. The Pineville Heist Let's talk about how things started for you. Clearly, you are a very creative and artistic person - your background i

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