China Independent Film Fund Announced

By Isabella Tianzi Cai

Zhang Xianmin, manager of the China Independent Film Fund

At the Pusan International Film Festival, Variety reports that a new fund has been set up to help the production of independent films in China.

The fund is managed by Beijing Film Academy Professor (and dGenerate consultant) Zhang Xianmin and financed by an anonymous donor. Zhang revealed the news as he was attending a Pusan festival forum on film funding. He said that a total of $5,000 to $10,000 would be awarded to two independent feature film productions and two documentary productions each year. Submissions for the inaugural funds are open until November 20.

Further details about the film fund will be disclosed during the 7th China Independent Film Festival (also organized by Zhang), which will take place in Nanjing this year from October 21 to 25.

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