Nansun Shi
Hong Kong

Film Workshop



Born in Hong Kong and educated in the U.K., Shi worked briefly in TV before founding Film Workshop in 1984 with acclaimed director-producer Tsui Hark. Shi produced a string of box-office hits in mainland China, including “Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D,” the “Detective Dee” franchise and 2014’s “The Taking of the Tiger Mountain.” Between 2006 and 2012, she was a board director at Chinese producer-distributor Bona Film. She has served on the jury at Berlin and Cannes film festivals and herself collected numerous awards, including the Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government in 2013, the Premio Raimondo Rezzonico (Best Independent Producer) from Locarno in 2014 and the Golden Mulberry Life Achievement Award from Udine Far East Fest in 2017. 


  • Media Asia
  • Distribution Workshop
  • Bona Film Group


  • University of North London (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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Berlinale: Hong Kong's Nansun Shi Receives Festival Honor

Berlinale: Hong Kong's Nansun Shi Receives Festival Honor

Veteran Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi on Friday received the Berlinale Camera, the Berlin festival’s honorary award given to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted.The award was presented by festival director Dieter Kosslick, EFM director Matthijs Wouter Knol and EFM president Beki Probst at a ceremony in the Martin Gropius Bau. Media Asia executive Fred Tsui gave a speech in her honor.Shi, who has credits including “A Better Tomorrow” and “Infernal Affairs,” was a member of Berlin’s 2007 main competition jury. She returned to...


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