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Collective Excitement: Individual Expressions: The 7th China Independent Film Festival

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Opening Ceremony of the 7th China Independent Film Festival in Nanjing (photo courtesy of CIFF)

By Sara Beretta

The 7th China Independent Film Festival (CIFF), which ran from October 21-25, was a five-day affair packed with screenings and forums. Among the changes in this year’s event were a new curatorial team (Dong Bingfeng, Du Qingchun, Wei Xidi) and a new location, Nanjing University. Under the guidance of Zhang Xianmin (Beijing Film Academy Professor, curator, critic, filmmaker, actor, producer and dGenerate consultant), the curators worked with both the Committee (Cao Kai, Chen Yun, Li Li, Zhang Xiamin, Zhou Kai) and the Selection Team (Cai Meng, Liu Jiayin, Wang Liren, Wei Xidi, Wang Xiaolu) put together a stellar program of events and screenings.

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CIFF Awards Announced; Zhang Xianmin Interviewed

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Poster for The Old Donkey (dir. Li Ruijun)

The Seventh China Independent Film Festival concluded in Nanjing on October 25, with awards given to the following narrative feature films:

First Prize: The Old Donkey, dir. Li Ruijun
Second Prize: Rivers and My Father, dir. Li Luo
Debut Prize: Piercing, dir. Liu Jian

Special Mentions:
Single Man, dir. Hao Jie
Cleaning, dir. Yuan Fei

Additionally, the following films were screened as part of the CIFF Top 10 Documentaries program:

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

CIFF organizer (and dGenerate consultant) Zhang Xianmin discusses the Festival with Christen Cornell for Artspace China.