PhD Researcher, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Hiu Man Chan's research interests cover the historical, theoretical and industrial issues around film.


critical history of film theory/criticism
film criticism in early newspapers
cultural history of cinema going and audience memory


the essence of film criticism
the ontology of film

Industrial (policy & strategies)

film collaboration between the UK and China
international film co-production
international film distribution (theatrical, TV & VoD)
arthouse cinema exhibition


  • –present
    PhD Researcher, Cardiff University