Events / Beijing Women’s Film Festival 2013
Beijing Women’s Film Festival
UCCA Art Cinema
On 25th and 26th May 2013, the first Beijing Women’s Film Festival will be held at UCCA, featuring six films by Chinese and international women directors. A host of directors and acclaimed guests will join discussions on topics including women’s perspectives on filmmaking and the development of women directors and women’s films in China.
Participating directors include Guo Xiaolu, British-Chinese novelist and filmmaker, recipient of the 2009 Golden Leopard Award at the Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland) and Granta’s Best British Young Novelist 2013; Huang Ji, recipient of the Golden Tiger Award at the 41st Rotterdam Film Festival for her workEgg and Stone; independent director Yang Mingming; renowned Belgium documentary film director Marie Mandy; and Liu Shu, a TV reporter-turned independent filmmaker, whose debut filmLotus will see its China Mainland premiere at the festival and is scheduled as the closing film.
The festival offers a platform to Chinese and international women filmmakers to exchange ideas. By screening the works of women directors coming from varied cultural backgrounds, the festival showcases women’s perspectives on filmmaking and storytelling, and invites the audience to join discussions about women and filmmaking. The festival also wishes to raise awareness among the audience and among the Chinese society in general concerning the social issues featured in the selected films.
13:00 Opening Film: UFO in Her Eyes (Germany, 110’) + Q&A with the crew
15:30 Opening Reception
16:30 My Two Breasts—A Diary of Healing (Belgium, 90′)+ Q&A with director Marie Mandy
19:00 Sight without Seeing (Belgium, 100′)
14:00 Egg and Stone (China, 101’) ＋ Q&A with director Huang Ji
16:30 Female Directors (China, 42′) + Filmmaker Forum: Female Directors, or the Lack of Them （FREE, ticket required）
19:00 Closing Film: Lotus (China 90′) + Q&A with director Liu Shu
* All programs are in original language with Chinese subtitles/translation
UCCA, 798 Art District, No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100015
Tel: +86 10 5780 0200
By Car: From Sanyuan Bridge or Siyuan Bridge enter the Airport Expressway, then leave the Airport Expressway at the entrance to Jiuxianqiao Rd.
By Bus: Take Bus 401, 402, 405, 445, 909, 955, 973, 988, 991 to Dashanzi or Wangyefen Stop.
Organizer: Beijing Women Screenings
Co-organizers: Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), les+
Partners: The Embassy of Belgium / the Wallonia-Brussels Delegation in China, Elles Tournent Women’s Film Festival (Brussels)
Email： firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel.: 13520341332
About Beijing Women Screenings:
Beijing Women Screenings organizes the annual Beijing Women’s Film Festival, and holds regular screenings and discussion events featuring works made by women filmmakers.
– To support and promote visual creations of Chinese women directors;
– To develop female perspectives on film;
– To focus on women-related social issues featured in films;
– To establish a platform facilitating communication between the Chinese general public and Chinese-language & international women’s films
MORE INFORMATION: ucca.org.cn/program/beijing-womens-film-festival-2013/
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