The 2012 Rocky Mountain MLA will be held in picturesque Boulder, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, October 11-13. Panel title: Recreating Reality: Contemporary Chinese Documentary Films In recent years, documentary films have enjoyed unprecedented popularity with filmmakers from Taiwan, the PRC, and Hong Kong, who use their cameras to record and represent reality in their individual societies. This panel focuses on the themes, problematics, and/or techniques of documen
By Shelly Kraicer Shu Haolun's "No. 89 Shimen Road" won the top prize at CIFF, but wasn't shown on Awards Night. The Nanjing-based China Independent Film Festival (28 October-1 November 2011), unlike the Beijing Independent Film Festival described previously, benefited from a substantial degree of official and semi-official “cover”. Unlike BIFF, there is a certain amount of practical compromise with official bodies and officially approved cinema: purity isn’t such an issue.
The Department of Radio-Film-Television and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin present: Contemporary Chinese-Language Cinema, Nov 9-13, 2011 with Peggy Hsiung-ping Chiao, distinguished Taiwanese scholar and film producer, alumna and recipient of the 2011-12 William Randolph Hearst Fellow Award from the College of Communication, The University of Texas at Austin Public Lecture: Chinese-Language Cinema – The New Image
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By Maya E. Rudolph "Disorder" compiles numerous videos capturing social disharmony in China In an age where surveillance videos serve as a kind of documentary and internet gossip supercedes mainstream news cycles, the idea of tragedy is spun into a new place and time. Several weeks ago, a surveillance camera in Foshan’s Guangfo Hardware Market captured an incident wherein a small van ran over a two-year-old child left roaming alone in the market. The footage, now viewed by mi
This article by dGenerate’s founder and president Karin Chien was originally published by IndieWire on the blog of independent film producer Ted Hope. This is a revised version of the article with some clarifications in language. Additionally, Karin and dGenerate’s VP of Programming Kevin Lee hand-picked six films as a starter kit for anyone interested in discovering the world of Chinese indie films. Full article and list of films can be found after the break. ———- Karin Chie
Details and application information after the break. CNEX Chinese Doc Forum (CCDF) is taking place on Oct. 31st and Nov. 1st in Taipei, Taiwan. Now it’s open to submission. If you are interested in making documentaries ABOUT CHINESE (including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore or overseas Chinese), you are welcomed to propose your ideas and shooting plan to CCDF. NO NATIONALITY LIMIT! The Forum is designed as a platform for filmmakers who pay attention to Chinese c