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Rosa Fong

Liverpool Screen School

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies


Telephone: 0151 231 3487

Rosa Fong is an award-winning writer and director. Her films have won awards from the British Film Institute and Arts Council of England and she has directed programmes for both the BBC and Channel 4.

Her recent directing credits include BEAST short film, a series of films using verbatim dialogue released in March 2019. Deconstructing Zoe, a feature length documentary was released in 2016. Council House Movie Star, an experimental film premiered at Homotopia LBGT Festival (2013). Other films include Linear Rhythm, an arts documentary for the Arts Council of Britain, which was shown at Oakland Film Festival in the USA. China’s New Art, a video financed by the Baring Foundation and shot in main land China: The documentary looked at contemporary fine art in China at a time when contemporary art was still a politically sensitive issue. Tian, a one-minute poetic video was made for BBC 2, The Late show, and was screened at festivals in Brazil and the ICA in London. Her first fictional film A Dream of Venus Butterfly, was commissioned by Channel 4 and the Arts Council and screened both on TV and at many international film festivals.
Red, was financed by the British Film Institute and was selected for the audience prize at the European First Film Festival and screened at the London Film Festival. Chinese for Beginners, made for Channel 4 and Forrest Whittaker’s UK Production Company Spirit Dance, was a series of four 3-minute videos and was a tongue-in-cheek take on Chinese philosophy. Water Wings, financed by North West Vision and the UK Film Council is a hard-hitting short film about childhood trauma and a child that kills.


Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, PhD by Publication


2022, Aurora, Aurora Advanced HE in leadership

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Film, Film, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present


Fong R. 2021. Chinoiserie Drag: Masquerading as the Oriental Other Edward M, Farrier S. Contemporary Drag Practices and Performers Drag in a Changing Scene Volume 1 1 :45-58 Bloomsbury Publishing 9781350319196 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Barrett J, Fong R. 2020. Autonomy and the Other Woman: Queer Active Agency and Postcolonial Expectations Piotrowska A. Creative Practice Research in the Age of Neoliberal Hopelessness :94-106 Edinburgh University Press 9781474463560 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Fong R. 2018. Cinema of displaced identity Contesting British Chinese Culture :169-193 Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, Springer 9783319711584 DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Fong R, Yeh D. 2019. What’s Up Whassup with the Wongs? Publisher Url

Fong R, Yeh D. 2019. Lonesome Tonight Publisher Url

Fong R, Yeh D. 2019. No Room at the Top Publisher Url

Journal article

Fong R. 2018. Deconstructing Zoe: Performing Race Zapruder World, 4 DOI Publisher Url Public Url


Fong R. Dragons of the Pool


Fong R, Allan L. Hollyoaks ep6214 Dodds P.

Fong R, Allan L. Hollyoaks Dodds P.

Other Professional Activity:

Hollyoaks directing x2 episodes prime time television continuing drama Channel 4 / Lime Pictures TX 4 Oct. 3 & 4 Oct 2023.. 2023