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About Us

Sine Screen is a female-led emerging screening organisation dedicated to showcasing independent cinema, art films and documentaries from East and Southeast Asia, particularly the sinosphere. We aim to subvert the dominant gaze, challenge the representation of East and Southeast Asia as well as opening up discussions through curating diverse programmes of films by and about ESEA people.

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The Team

Yiru Liu


Yiru is a brand marketer, event organiser and film lover. She got her Bachelor degree at University of Sussex in Marketing Management and MA degree in Film Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. 


She has worked with multiple everyday consumer goods brands as a Brand and Product Manager for 5 years. With a dream of working on something related to film, she moved back to the UK to pursue her passion. Now with Sine Screen and over 30 events around England, the reality is already beyond what she dare to imagine.

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Hester Yang


Hester is a London based filmmaker, photographer and emerging film programmer with a particular interest in alternative means of documentary storytelling. She completed a BA in Film at the University of Westminster and a MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at UAL.

Currently Hester is developing a long term mixed-media project around the hidden histories of the Liverpool Chinese community. She recently completed a film programming scheme at the Barbican and is currently working as part of the London Film Festival 2023 shorts programme team.

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Yijiao Dong

Whose Homeland 2023 

Yijiao (Heather) is an independent film curator and film student. She’s been making several short films and working for various film festivals in China and Europe.

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Cici Peng

Whose Homeland 2023

Cici Peng is a writer, editor and filmmaker with works for gal-dem, LWLies, THE FACE and The Quietus. She has delivered writing workshops and is working on a documentary about migrant lives in the UK. 

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Programme Partners

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