After she moved to Canada, Yan Cui pursued her film studies at Ryerson University and the Director Residence in the Canadian Film Centre. She also won the fellowship at the PGA Producers Workshop in LA. Yan has written, directed and produced three features and many shorts that have won the awards internationally, including the International Confederation of Art Cinemas Award at Berlin Film Festival and Best Director at Palm Springs Film Festival for her feature debut, Chinese Chocolate, that has been an official selection by more than 30 film festivals worldwide. Her 2nd film, Yellow Wedding, a co-production between Canada, China, and Singapore, was officially selected by World Film Festival of Montreal, IFFM New York, and Asian Pacific Film Festival, etc. Her first Chinese language film “Love, Simply” was released in China in 2015. Yan’s multi-cultural background allows her to be creative and tell a story from a unique point of view with passion and precision, from page to screen.