YANG Heng (1975, China) graduated from the Hunan Broadcasting College in 1994, and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in photography from the Beijing Film Academy in 2001. Since 2002, Yang has been working as an independent director and scriptwriter. With his feature film debut Betelnut he won the New Currents Award at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2006 and the FIPRESCI Prize at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2007. Sun Spots (2009), his second feature film, was selected for the Tiger Awards Competition in Rotterdam. Lake August is Yang's third feature.
Accidented (2001, short), Carriage (2002, short), The Forgotten Moments (2004, short), Binglang/Betelnut (2006), Nirvana (2008, instal), Guang ban/Sun Spots (2009), Na pian hu shui/Lake August (2014)