Chinese film scholars Chris Berry and Luke Robinson, who manage the website Chinese Film Fest Studies, offer the following recent updates to the site:
NEWS: We have an item via Screen Daily that discusses the popularity of
the French Online Film Festival in China. Additionally, we have
information on the tenth anniversary celebrations of the Nanjing-based
China Independent Film Festival, which will be taking place in May in the
UK. As part of the celebrations, films from the festival will be being
screened in Newcastle, Nottingham and London, with directors Feng Yan and
Pema Tseden in attendance. There will also be a symposium and exhibition
at Newcastle, at which Zhang Xianmin (BFA) and Cao Kai (CIFF) will both
speak. Details about the events in Newcastle and Nottingham can be found
on the website, under News. Further news about the London events to follow.
FESTIVAL REPORTS: We have a new report from network member Elena Pollacchi
(Ca’Foscari/Venice International Film Festival), who discusses her
experience of serving on the jury of the 4th Xi’an International Folk
Video Festival, in October and November of 2013.
GALLERIES: A small gallery of photos to accompany Elena Pollacchi’s report
has been added. In addition, we have an update to the gallery of Tsai
Ming-Liang at the Leeds Internal Film Festival (2010), which is a link to
an interview with Tsai Ming-Liang, conducted by Tiago de Luca.
ARCHIVE: We now have an initial integrated bibliography of academic and
non-academic writing on Chinese film festivals, which can be located in
our archive section. We would very much like to thank Corey Schultz for
his support in developing this bibliography. This bibliography is still a
work in progress, and is currently focused primarily on writing in English
published online, in academic journals, or in trade publications and
magazines. We hope to complete an equivalent search of the
Chinese-language literature soon. However, if people have references to
work they know of that has not been included, please contact us directly,
so that we can update the bibliography!
Chris Berry and Luke Robinson