The Coventry East Asian Film Society was founded in 2009 by students of Coventry University‘s Department of Media and Communication under the guidance and with the help of Spencer Murphy, Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture. The society was established with the aim of promoting and celebrating cultural diversity by raising awareness in the UK of East Asian cinema and tradition.
Throughout its development, CUEAFS participated in the official premiere of Momoko Ando‘s ‘Kakera – A Piece of Our Life’, as well as in the filming and production of the official DVD extras for the film. Along with this, the society is an official representative of Coventry University at the Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy, together with being an official guest at the Terracotta Far East Film Festival and Zipangu Fest in London.
Commendation for Best Film Programming – Cinema for All Awards (2015)
Best Society – Coventry University Students’ Union Awards (2011)
Cecil Angel Cup (2011)
Spencer Murphy – Founder and Director
Lecturer in Film and Visual Culture at Coventry University, Spencer’s passion for East Asian cinema began as a young child ever since watching his first film featuring Bruce Lee – The Big Boss!
Spencer founded CUEAFS in 2009 and brought Third Window Films and Terracotta Distribution on board as sponsors. Throughout the years he has interviewed the likes of Herman Yau, Pang Ho-cheung and Ryoo Seung-wan, and as organiser of East Winds Film Festival, he is a regular attendee at the Hong Kong and Cannes Film Markets.
His tireless efforts have grown the society into an award-winning organisation recognised at an international level.
Andreea Dascalu – Co-Director
Graduate in Communication, Culture and Media with International Enhancement, Andreea is one of the founding members of the society. She became President in 2011/2012 and now leads our social channels, marketing strategy and activities, as well as acting as co-programmer for the East Winds Film Festival and official photographer.