He was the in itiator and Project Director on ‘The 1st Irish Film Celebration in China with the
Shanghai IFF and Beijing IMF in June‐July 2010. The project was endorsed by key Irish
Production companies such as Element Pictures, Samson Films and New Grange Pictures. The
event was supported by Reel Ireland /IFI, the Irish Film Board and f unded by Culture Ireland
and Glen Dimplex.
Patrice also contributed as an advisor of the 1st Chinese film festival in Ireland organized by
the Chinese Embassy in Dublin, the Dublin City Council and the Irish Film Board. In March
2011, he consulted in Hong Kong, in the area of media, for Institutional and Consular bodies
such as the Mexican Consulate and Mexcham.
Patrice has written, directed and produced four short documentaries and four short drama
pieces between 2003 and 2011, some of which were screened in Europe and Asia and
received awards. His latest release TASTE is a surprising mixture of film noir and musical. He
is developing ‘Under The Dancing Stars’, a feature film project on the theme of family
reunion and Irish dance and music, between China and Ireland.
As a PhD researcher in film, Patrice Poujol's areas of interest include film and new media
distribution. He is currently working on the publication of his book : 'Film Finance and
Distribution in the Digital Era : A Chinese Perspective'.
Patrice is currently involved in the development of a joint festival initiative with the Digital
Media Festival and Paso Digital Film Festival in California.