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



Academy Award winning composer, conductor, and artist; Dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music.


The world-renowned artist and UNESCO Global Goodwill Ambassador Dun Tan, 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.
A winner of today’s most prestigious honors including the Grammy Award, Oscar Academy Award, Grawemeyer Award, Bach Prize, Shostakovich Award, and most recently Italy’s Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement. Dun Tan’s music
has been played throughout the world by leading orchestras, opera houses, international festivals, and on radio and television. Recently, he was named as Dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music where he will further guide the Conservatory in understanding music’s connection to history, art, culture, and society.