An award-winning filmmaker, Vincent Du has produced more than twenty documentaries for international broadcasters and organizations including Al Jazeera, BBC, NHK, Channel NewsAsia, World Health Organization, Tencent, iQiyi, and China Central Television.
His recent works include “A Day in Wuhan,” which won in the category General Documentary at The Telly Awards 2021, and aired on Al Jazeera Arabic. His feature length documentary “Smog Town” (NFF+IBF scheme, IDFA Bertha Fund), premiered in 2019 as part of the First Appearance Competition during the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world’s largest documentary film festival. It won best documentary awards at both the Millenium Documentary Film Festival in Belgium and DokuFest in Kosovo. His investigative documentary, “Smuggling for Survival,” aired on Channel NewsAsia and Al Jazeera English and won Best Current Affairs Programme or Series at the Asian Academy Creative Awards in 2019. Also in 2019, his short film “Fighting Against Air Pollution” won Best Short Documentary at the China Academy Awards for Documentary Films, the country’s top awards for the genre. Vincent Du is the founder of DuGood Productions.
Between 2010 and 2012, he was awarded two distinguished scholarships, including a British government Chevening Scholarship, to complete two Master’s degrees, the first in journalism at the University of Hong Kong, and the second in screen documentary at Goldsmiths, University of London. Before entering the documentary filmmaking industry, Vincent worked as a photojournalist for local newspapers and Reuters for 7 years. He now teaches documentary production and film history at the Journalism School of China’s Tianjin Normal University. He is also a PhD candidate in Film Studies at Centre for Research and Education in Art and Media of the University of Westminster.