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11th Beijing Independent Film Festival announces program

The 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival will be held from August 23 to 31,2014, in Li Xianting’s Film Fund. There are 76 films will be screened in this film festival, which include documentary, fiction and experimental film selections. Besides, this year, we also have foreign film sections, which include: Sad Republic – A selection of New Filipino Films, Special section of Japanese Films, and Five Feelings – International Video Art Experience.

The festival will give out the following different awards: ?Documentary Competition?: An Independent Sprit Award, a Jury Prize, and an Excellent Documentary Award ?Fiction? (including short films and animations): Two Best Fictions of the Year Awards ?Experimental Films?(including contemporary arts): Two Experimental Creativity Awards

Complete program listings after the break.



Page 1 of the 2014 Beijing Independent Film Festival Schedule (click to enlarge)


There are five forums in this film festival:

1. Documentary Film Forum: When Documentary Goes Into Commercial Market Moderator: Kuo, Li-Hsin Associate Professor of College of Communications at National Cheng-chi University Taiwan Time: August 27, 2014, 9:30-11:30 Venue: Li Xianting’s Film Fund

2. Experimental Film Forum: The Educational Ecology and Problems of Contemporary Video Art Moderator: Zhang Haitao, Wu Qiuyan Zhang Haitai – Curator, Critic, Chief Editor of www.artda.cn Wu Qiuyan – Artist, Teacher of Central Academy of Fine Arts, Independent curator, Designer Time: August 28, 2014, 9:30-11:30 Venue: Li Xianting’s Film Fund

3. Fiction Film Forum:The Youthful Street


Page 2 of the Beijing International Film Festival Schedule (click to enlarge)


Moderator: Zhang Xianmin (Professor at Beijing Film Academy) Time: August 25, 2014, 9:30-11:30 Venue: Li Xianting’s Film Fund

4. Film Festival and Curatorial Practice Moderator: Dong Bingfeng (Curator of the 2nd Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale) Time: August 26, 2014, 9:30-11:30 Venue: Li Xianting’s Film Fund

5. The Independent Filmmakers Scene and the International Success of the Philipino Filmmakers Moderator: Gertjan Zuilhof – Programmer of Rotterdam International Film Festival Time: August 29 , 2014, 9:30-11:30 Venue: Li Xianting’s Film Fund

There are many scholars, programmers, professors and curators will come to attend the 11th BIFF, include: Professor Zhang Zhen, New York University; Gertjan Zuilhof, Programmer International Film Festival Rotterdam; Song Jegal, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival; James Mudge and Xie Jingjing, London Chinese Visual Festival; Antonine Herve, curator of Paris Shadows Independent Film Festival; Maria Paola Zedda and Stefano Galanti, Across Asia Film Festival; Kuo, Li-Hsin, Associate Professor of College of Communications at National Cheng-chi; Lin, Mu-Tsai – Curator of Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, and so on.Page 1 of the 2014 Beijing Independent Film Festival Schedule

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