1. Xiaolu Guo, Producer/Director

    Filmmaker and novelist Xiaolu Guo was born in 1973 in a fishing village in south China. She started publishing poems when she was 14. Guo has published seven books and received an M.A. from Beijing Film Academy. Guo’s first feature film, Love in the Internet Age, won China’s best screenwriter award in 1999. She wrote and directed The Concrete Revolution, which won Grand Prix at the 2005 International Human Rights Film Festival in Paris and Special Jury Prize at EBS International Documentary Festival in Seoul in 2005. Guo’s first English-translated novel, Village of Stone, was short-listed for the 2005 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Her most recent novel is A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, which was published in America and Europe in 2007.