The independent film scene is under pressure in China, where it faces a lack of resources, venues and freedoms. Officials have shut down film festivals and stifled screening and distribution, leading filmmakers to find alternative market channels – everything from small coffee shops and libraries to art galleries and private homes. Join filmmakers Vivian Qu and Yang Lina and curator Zhang Xianmin as they discuss the hopes and challenges of China’s independent film scene.
DATE: Apr 23 (Thursday)
VENUE: Embassy of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, Unit 1701, Tower B, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gongti Beilu, Chaoyang district
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door for non-members. Only with registration and photo ID.
REGISTRATION: at www.fccchina.org/events/23042015/
ABOUT THE PANELISTS:
Yang Lina, filmmaker; she directed many award-winning documentaries, such as “Old People”, “Lao An’s Love Story”, and a recent fiction film “Longing for Rain” (Award from the Rotterdam Film festival 2013). She is also an actress, with performances in “Platform” by Jia Zhangke.
Vivian Qu, filmmaker, and producer, fictions “Night Train” and “Thin ice cold coal” by Diao Yinan; she directed “Trap Street”.
Zhang Xianmin, one of organizers of China Independent film festival, professor of Beijing film academy; he acted in “Rainclouds Over Wushan” by Zhang Ming and “Summer Palace” by Lou Ye.