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New MirrorStage / QXXQ Gallery Websites – COMING SOON!

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

If you’ve ended up here, you’ve come to the right place: MirrorStage & QXXQ Gallery’s websites are currently undergoing a refresh though you can still say hello here:


FILM VICTORIA selects Qing Xie’s MOLESTIA for Originate Lab

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

QING XIE’s feature film script Molestia has been selected for FILM VICTORIA, SBS and ARENAMEDIA’s new feature film accelerator ORIGINATE.

BÉLA TARR Selects Qing Xie for Film Fest Lab (Portugal)

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

Super excited to announce that Béla Tarr has selected QING XIE for his intensive, month long directing workshop with held in at the ICA (Portuguese Cinema Institute), Lisbon.

The ADELAIDE Film Festival selects Qing Xie’s feature MOLESTIA for HIVE LAB

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

The ADELAIDE Film Festival has selected award-winning Australian-Chinese director, QING XIE’s debut narrative feature project MOLESTIA, for its intensive, cross-disciplinary HIVE LAB.

Selection sees Qing spend three immersive days working on her feature film script with the support of esteemed Australian writers, directors and producers, such as ROLF de HEER, in an environment that nurtures innovative practice, and creative audacity.

“I know about extraordinary odds, and how to overcome apparitions of impossibility, but this boost from the Adelaide Film Festival, will ensure my feature flies higher with the cross-pollination that drives success,” says QING XIE.

Qing Xie’s work has been recognised by some of the most influential directors of our time.  She was mentored by Palme d’Or winner APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL, after being selected by acclaimed auteur HOU HSIAO-HSIEN for the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Academy. With the support of the Adelaide Film Festival in 2011, Qing was introduced to ROLF de HEER: an encounter which has since progressed into ongoing script development support for MOLESTIA. Her graduating film RED WATER RED was praised by Cannes Film Festival Camera d’Or jury president BONG JOON-HO as “a disturbing beauty” after travelling across Europe, the USA, Oceania & Asia, screening at over 30 festivals internationally, and winning multiple awards.

The HIVE LAB runs 18-21 October, during the Adelaide Film Festival, 16 – 25 October, 2015.

BONG JOON-HO selects Qing Xie’s Red Water Red for KOREAN PREMIÈRE

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

BONG JOON-HO (Snowpiercer, Mother, The Host) has personally invited QING XIE to present Red Water Red at South Korea’s most prestigious short film festival Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival.

BONG JOON-HO founded Mise-en-scène Short Film with PARK CHAN-WOOK (Stoker, Oldboy) in 2001, and celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Qing Xie wins PLATINUM AWARD for RED WATER RED @ 44th WorldFest – Houston Film Festival

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

QING XIE has won a PLATINUM REMI @ the 44th WorldFest – Houston Film Festival for her graduating production RED WATER RED. “I’m honored to be recognized in this way by the film festival that presented ANG LEE, DAVID LYNCH and THE COEN BROTHERS with their very first awards. I’m also grateful to all those who gave so much to get the film finished so fantastically, and particularly so to my continuing co-conspirators and supporters who have stayed the distance and never lost faith,” QING XIE said.

ADELAIDE Film Festival to screen Qing Xie’s RED WATER RED

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

We’re stoked to say that the Bigpond ADELAIDE Film Festival has selected QING XIE’s Red Water Red to screen in the specially curated shorts programme SANS FRONTIÈRES (Sat 26 Feb @ 3pm, Tue 1 March @ 1.15pm – Palace 7). We’re also pretty damn excited that directing and producing team Qing Xie and Adam Driver will be attending as guests of the festival!

Acclaimed auteur HOU HSIAO-HSIEN selects Qing Xie for 47th GOLDEN HORSE Film Festival Academy

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Melbourne-based director QING XIE has been chosen by acclaimed auteur HOU HSIAO-HSIEN for the 47th TAIPEI GOLDEN HORSE Film Festival  Film Academy.

Selection to the Academy will see Qing Xie mentored by celebrated directors such as APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL, ANG LEE and TSAI MING-LIANG, as well as participate in 3 weeks of intensive master classes, meetings with global industry heavy-weights, and hands-on production and post training with a select group of emerging pan-Asian film talent.

“Having my work seen and supported in this way by HOU HSIAO-HSIEN, and the Academy he leads, is already a rare honour, but in combination with mentoring by 2010 Palme d’Or winner APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL, this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which I sincerely and passionately cherish” says director QING XIE.

Qing Xie is the first Australian filmmaker to be selected to the Academy, and the only one to be invited this year from outside of Asia. Her selection was based on her award-winning graduating film ‘Red Water Red’, which has screened at 14 film festivals around the world since its in-competition debut at the 20th Stockholm International Film Festival in November 2009.

The GOLDEN HORSE Film Festival Film Academy accelerates the careers of 16 rising stars of Chinese language direction and cinematography, as well as contributing to the continuing renown of an Asian literate world cinema.

Leader of the Golden Horse Film Festival Film Academy, HOU HSIAO-HSIEN, is one of the most acclaimed directors of the past three decades.

He has won best film or best director awards at Venice, Berlin, Hawaii and Nantes Three Continents international film festivals, and is a six-time nominee for the Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm.

The 47th annual Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and Film Academy runs 3–20 November, 2010.

SWISS PREMIÈRE: Red Water Red screening @ Shnit Int’l Short Film Festival

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Swiss première: RED WATER RED screening @ Shnit International Short Film Festival 2010 (October 6-10)

LATIN AMERICAN PREMIÈRE: Red Water Red screens @ CINEFIESTA Film Festival

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

RED WATER RED has its Latin American Première  @ CINEFIESTA 2010 (Puerto Rico, 1-7 August)