Tan Dun

A Message from the Special Advisor

The new era of multimedia provides golden opportunities for film making. In film, soundtrack is just as important as visuals for telling the story. 

Music, as an important component of the movies, can turn a good film into a great one. Music establishes setting, creates atmosphere, calls attention to elements, reinforces narrative developments, creates emotion, and gives meaning to characters' actions. MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival is an outstanding stage for young filmmakers and media professionals like you to showcase your work, highlight your creativity and impact the world.

Congratulations to all award winners and nominees. You are tomorrow’s leaders of the global visual media industry. Now together let us use music and film to tell more wonderful stories!

Enjoy the conference!

Dun Tan Profile

Tan Dun is an Academy Award-winning composer, conductor, and artist who also serves as Dean of the Bard College-Conservatory of Music. He is best known for his Oscar-winning work composing the score for Ang Lee’s 2001 epic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” A world-renowned maestro and UNESCO Global Goodwill Ambassador, Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western traditions.

Other prestigious honors Tan Dun has received include a Grammy Award, a Grawemeyer Award, a Bach Prize, a Shostakovich Award, and, most recently, Italy’s Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement. Dun Tan’s music has been played throughout the world at orchestras, opera houses, and international festivals, as well as on radio and television. As Dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music, he further guides students and faculty in understanding music’s connection to history, art, culture, and society. 

Tan Dun has been associated with the Meihodo International Youth Visual Media Festival since its inception in 2018, and this year, he will serve as the leading judge in the music video category.