Short Stays

A series of short films by emerging Chinese filmmakers commissioned by a Beijing boutique hotel. Read more.


Here I will describe myself in the third person:

Samantha Culp is a California-born writer, curator and creative producer currently based in Shanghai. She has spent the past 8 years in greater China, first in Hong Kong, then in Beijing/Shanghai. Her writing has appeared in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Artforum, the South China Morning Post, and as a contributing editor of Chinese art magazine LEAP (艺术节).

Samantha is the founder and director of New Territories, an experimental studio for research and production, which develops projects and events spanning art, cinema, and design. Works include “Short Stays”, a series of short films by indie filmmakers sponsored by a Beijing boutique hotel, a year of cultural programming and consulting for creative agency Wieden+Kennedy Shanghai, and POV, a briefing on Chinese moving image culture for multimedia studio P.I.G. China. She was co-curator of "No More Westerns", the 23rd annual Impakt Media Arts Festival in Utrecht (NL), and is the founding curator of Tulou Open House, an annual site-specific creative experiment, residency, and conference at a traditional tulou in rural Fujian Province. Recent events include presenting independent publications from China at the Los Angeles Art Book Fair and co-curating the ADChina Design Forum at the inaugural Design Shanghai fair.


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