Hu Bo

Hu Bo

China

Biography

Born in 1988, Hu Bo graduated from Beijing Film Academy’s Directing Department. He had made a number of short films before he entered the 2014 Golden Horse Film Academy. AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL was one of the finalist projects at 2016 FIRST Financing Forum. Hu also participated in the 2017 FIRST Training Camp, completing the short film MAN IN THE WELL under Béla Tarr’s supervision. His debut feature AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL was selected in Berlin International Film Festival’s Forum Section and earned the GWFF Best First Feature Award Special Mention as well as the Prize of the FIPRESCI. It also won Audience Choice Award at the 42nd Hong Kong International Film Festival and has been in the official selection of New Directors/New Films, Toronto International Film Festival and more than 30 other international festivals. As a novelist, Hu Bo published a short story collection Huge Crack in 2017, in which the homonymous novella Huge Crack won First Prize at the 6th Taiwan Chinese Language Film Novel Awards. His first full-length novel Bullfrog also came out in 2017.

Films Selection