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Fresh from her big wins at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals with her film, NOMADLAND, writer/director/producer Chloé Zhao joins us for an intimate conversation about finding your way as a filmmaker. From her directorial debut feature film, SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME, to currently helming one of the highly-anticipated next installments of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ETERNALS, Chloé will reveal what she’s learned about how to build and sustain a career. And for all comes down to choices. Join us for a candid discussion about how to choose the right project, select your key collaborators, and organize your set to create a productive and positive environment. We’ll also get her advice on adjusting to this challenging moment in filmmaking and why you have to continuously reinvent yourself as an artist.

Writer / Director / Producer
Chloé's first feature SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME premiered at 2015 Sundance Film Festival and her second feature THE RIDER premiered at Cannes Film Festival’s Director’s Fortnight in 2017 and won the Art Cinema Awards. Her two upcoming features are NOMADLAND which won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival and People’s Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival, and Marvel Studios’ ETERNALS. Chloé was born in Beijing and lives in California. more...

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