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Beijing Independent Documentary Festival Cancelled

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Jonathan Landreth reports for the Hollywood Reporter:

BEIJING – Organizers of a long-standing Chinese independent documentary film festival pulled the plug on their own May 1-7 event a day after the state-run First Beijing International Film Festival announced a documentary section, local media reported Wednesday.

Organizers of the Eighth Documentary Film Festival China in the Beijing suburb of Tongzhou surprised participants by canceling the event that for seven years has been one of the country’s few outlets for non-fiction films made outside the state-approved filmmaking system.

“I was surprised that they suddenly canceled the event,” director Xu Xin told the English-language Global Times late Tuesday.