As a double master degree holder with background in creative media and cultural studies, Kattie Fan is the festival director of ifva – a short film and media art awards and festival organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre. She is also a co-founder of the art.ware – an independent curatorial initiative focusing on the promotion of moving images and new media art in Hong Kong since 2010.
As an arts administrator, cultural researcher and film editor, Kattie dedicated to integrate theoretical knowledge with artistic and technical skills to create art experiences for people and gain a wider vision in life. Curated and involved projects including: “Cinema 2.0” Media Art Exhibition (2010-2018), “ifva Everywhere Carnival” (2016), “Indie is… Hong Kong Independent Short Films 1995 – 2014” (2015), “Animation Lab” (2012), “Bloomberg Emerging Artist Programme and Exhibition” (2008), screening programmes “Indefinable Identity” and “Uncertain Space” at the 51st Sydney Film Festival (2004), etc.
She has been invited to be the jury panel at: The 36th Moscow International Film Festival, NETPAC Awards (2014), Up-And-Coming International Film Festival Hannover in Germany (2011), The 14th to 16th TBS Digicon 6 Hong Kong (2012-14), The 4th Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival (2014), etc.
Her involvement in filmmaking began with the film editing for Christine Choy’s documentary “Ha Ha Shanghai” (2001). Then she occasionally works as a film editor for independent features: Vincent Chui’s “Leaving Sorrowfully” (2001), Jessey Tsang Tsui Shan’s “Lovers on the Road” (2008) and “Big Blue Lake” (2011).