About

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.

In collaboration with sponsors Third Window Films, CUEAFS organise the annual international East Winds Film Festival, whose patron is legendary Hong Kong director Herman Yau.

Awards

Best Student Film Society in the UK – British Federation of Film Societies Awards (2012)

Best Society – Coventry University Students’ Union Awards (2011)

Cecil Angel Cup (2011)

Executive Committee

Spencer Murphy

Founder and Director

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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 as he calls him!

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 Festivals.

His tireless efforts have grown the society into an award-winning organisation recognised at an international level.

 

Andreea Dascalu

Marketing Manager

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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.

 

Michelle Bailey

Events Manager

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Michelle is one of the founding members of CUEAFS and has been a key part of the events management team, but also ran the media production team at events such as the Udine Far East Film Festival.

President in 2010/2011, she won ‘Best Female in a Society’ at the Coventry University Students’ Union Awards, and is also the founder of Baileyface Productions and director of the award-winning short film ‘Dad’.

 

Members

 

Ethan Shi

Growing up in China exploring a wide variety of film genres, Ethan has always had a passion for Asian culture and his favourite director/actor is Stephen Chow. Now studying Media Production at Coventry University, he joined the society to help raise further awareness of East Asian cinema.

Keynes Ling

Originally from Hong Kong, Keynes has a good understanding of Asian culture and films, and studies Media and Communications at Coventry University. She plays a role in the Journalism and Marketing teams, and hopes to raise awareness of East Asian cinema through the society.

Keynes Ling

Originally from Hong Kong, Keynes has a good understanding of Asian culture and films, and studies Media and Communications at Coventry University. She plays a role in the Journalism and Marketing teams, and hopes to raise awareness of East Asian cinema through the society.

Lina Sadurskaite

A a Media and Communications student at Coventry University, Lina highly enjoys writing and reviewing, and has been with the society for two years. Taking part in the 2013 edition of the East Winds Film Festival, she has opened her eyes to a wide range of East Asian cinema and works in the Marketing team.

Nadhirah Nadzri

Currently studying Media and Communications at Coventry University, Nadhirah has a strong passion for cinema and a love for great movies. Having grown up on a mix of Hollywood and East Asian films, she is thrilled to have the chance to spread the word on cinema from this part of the world, and is part of the Journalism and Social Media teams. 

Stephen Ma

Stephen is very passionate about photography as he feels he can express himself artistically this way, which is why he studies the subject at Coventry University. He enjoys watching a wide range of films, from comedy and romance to action and horror, and is part of the Journalism, Marketing and Photography teams.

 

 

Sponsors

LG Networks Inc.

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Award-winning film society bringing the best of East Asian cinema to the UK.

CUEAFS continues to grow in stature and reputation, winning ‘Best Student Cinema’ in the UK at Cinema for All’s 2012 and 2014 Awards, ‘Best Society’ at the 2011 Coventry University Students’ Union Awards, and the Cecil Angel Cup in the same year.