John Paul (J.P.) Sniadecki

John Paul (J.P.) Sniadecki is a filmmaker and a PhD candidate in anthropology at Harvard University.  His films have shown around the world and received several awards, including the Joris Ivens Award at the 2009 Cinema du Reel Film Festival for Chaiqian (Demolition), and two Pardo D'oro at the 63rd Locarno Film Festival for Best First Feature and the Special CINÉ CINÉMA Jury Prize for Foreign Parts, which he co-directed with Verena Paravel.  His work has screened at the New York Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival, Cinema du Reel, the VIENNALE, HOTDOCS, and is in the permanent collection of the MOMA.  J.P. is also a chief organizer and curator of Emergent Visions, a film series that screens new independent cinema from the People's Republic of China.  A Harvard Film Study Center Fellow, he currently lives in Beijing and is involved in a number of film and research projects.