China Independent Film Festival Full Lineup Announced

By Isabella Tianzi Cai
The Seventh China Independent Film Festival will be held in Nanjing from October 21 to 25. The screenings will be held at Nanjing University as well as other university venues.

There will be a forum for film enthusiasts at the festival called “The Projection of China’s Moving Images and the Chinese Imagination in the Next Ten Years.” A 3-D workshop will be also held there with support from Panasonic.

dGenerate Directors who have films in the festival are Zhao Dayong (The High Life), Zhou Hao (Cop Shop), Cao Fei (China Tracy, Living in RMB City).

Main programs of the festival follow after the break. Further details can be found at the festival website.

Nominated for the CIFF Best Feature Film:
Li Hongqi: Winter Vacation
Emily Tang Xiaobai: Pefect Life
Zhao Dayong: The High Life
Liu Jiang: Piercing I
Li Lu: Rivers and My Father
Hao Jie: Single Man
Li Ruijun: The Old Donkey
Liu Yonghong: Tangle
Yuan Fei: The Cleaning
Gao Wendong: Ant City

CIFF Top Ten Documentaries List:
Xue Jianqiang: Martian Syndrome
Zhang Zanbo: A Song of Love, Maybe
Qiu Jiongjiong: Madame
Mao Chenyu: Triumph of the Will
Guo Xiaolu: Once Upon a Time Proletarian
Chen Xinzhong: Zhong Sheng
Wang Qingren: Game Theory
Yang Yishu: On the Road
Zhou Hao: Cop Shop
Li Ning: Tape

Special Exhibitions:
Yu Liwei: Plastic City
Zhuang Yibin: No Camera but Shoot
Xue Jianqiang: I Beat Tiger When I Was Young
He Yongsheng: Reflection (to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Akira Kurosawa)
Guo Xizhi: Mouthpiece

Experimental Films:
Cao Fei: China Tracy, Living in RMB City
Cao Kai: South of the Southern Border
Gao Shiqiang: Total Solar Eclipse
Huang Wenhai: Crust
Na Yingyu and Zuo Xiao Zu Zhou: Adultery Makes Everything Well / Ashma
Sun Xun: Beyond-ism
Wang Jianwei: Gaze
Zhou Xiaohu: Mirror Room / Forgetting Pillar

Swiss Films:
Ursula Meier: Home
Fanny Brauning: No More Smoke Signals
Peter Liechti: The Sound of Insects
Frederic Mermoud: Complices
Fabienne Abramovich: Blood Ties
Frederic Chofat: Real Life is Elsewhere

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