Chinese Visual Festival (@CVF_London) – 6th Year!

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Chinese Visual Festival 2016, London (including Taiwan, Mongolia & more)

I’m very much a rambling writer of a guy, and so very often, once I get started I really can’t stop.

However, I’m going to make a slight exception in this case and almost Copy & Paste a little blurb from last year.

The little thing which I WILL show here to evidence that I’ve not cheated as much as you think I have, and that I’ve actually put some effort into the article,  is this small play on words… Or should that be ‘letters’?!:

Wait for it…

C; V; F… Can you see how I may justify this almost laziness of mine, and from those letters, by what I said in the previous two-lined paragraph?

Well, if you can’t, I’ll happy explain… [Hint:  Windows users may get the most satisfaction out of this, compared to others…]

Can you see where this is leading?

[Control]  C = Copy

[Control]  V = Paste

[Control]  F = Find

The latter, of course is alluding to the fact that you may FIND so much in this festival which you never expected to.

That Copy & Pasted ‘blurb’, from 2015:

“Together the main letters are C, V & F and therefore also make up the abbreviation of the Chinese Visual Festival.”

and

“Having connections with a couple of the Pretty Prestigious partners* involved with this festival – not to mention the extravaganza’s ‘main man’ – MMM (and that’s ‘Mini Mini Movie’, obviously… hopefully…) was also privy to a little information himself directly from [the CVF guys].”

(Here’s MMM’s article from the last CVF:

https://miniminimovie.com/2015/04/28/chinese-visual-festival-2015-year-v-5th/ – Enjoy… the article, not the festival, as that one has obviously come and gone!😉

What was that information? Essentially, details which will follow in a few lines time, plus some stuff which perhaps isn’t really appropriate for this article.”

Film divot Cao Fei

Cao Fei – one of the festival’s filmmakers and guests

I will say though, and as you’ll see from this article, the festival has begun already but only just really.  In fact, having missed the Official Opening at the BFI Southbank, I did get to attend the Official King’s College, London Opening on the following night, which included a couple of median length films, both very different but equally good.

It was then soon on to the 5 short film showcase of the ‘Hong Kong Fresh Wave’, an event which was hosted by, and a Q & A held by Mr Andrew Heskins.  Yes, him of easternKicks (http://www.easternKicks.com) fame.

I should probably [cheekily] add that not only is he actually TWO of the official sponsors, or partners – see the list of logos below – but he’s also my, plus others, co-founder of our little London Asian Film Society… You can find us at @LondonAsianFS [Twitter] and http://www.Facebook.com/LondonAsianFilmSociety.

But… enough self, and other semi-self promotion, and on with the Press Release for the @CVF_London.

2016 Chinese Visual Festival
Official Announcement

Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) is proud to announce its 2016 program, which runs May 11th – 20th at King’s College London, BFI Southbank and the Bertha DocHouse screen at Curzon Bloomsbury.

For its sixth edition, the festival is thrilled to welcome to London some of the most exciting filmmakers and performers currently working in Chinese language cinema, showcasing documentary, fiction and experimental video art from Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and beyond.

2016 Festival Highlights Include:

  • Guests artist Cao Fei, directors Yang Lina, Jin Huaqing and Nora Lam Tze Wing, actor Huang Shang-ho, actress and singer Ado Kaliting Pacidal, performer Gongqiu Zhuoma and Hong Kong Fresh Wave filmmakers.
  • Over 30 films from around the Chinese language speaking world, including World, European and UK premieres from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
  • Vision Taiwan strand featuring the best in award-winning Taiwanese cinema.
  • Special sessions focusing on LGBTQ cinema and Hong Kong
  • Films include Thanatos, Drunk, Zinnia Flower, Wawa no Cidal, Tharlo, La Town, Li Wen at East Lake, Longing for the Rain and other international award-winners

For more information and the full schedule please visit the Chinese Visual Festival website at http://www.chinesevisualfestival.org.

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Chinese Film Festivals in London

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And now… A first from MiniMiniMovie.com, the Press Release in one version of Chinese!

Read on, if you’re one of the lucky ones!

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第六届华语视像艺术节:即将启动

*  5 月 11 日-20 日在伦敦大学国王学院、英国电影学会南岸中心和贝莎纪录片之家举办

*  超过三十部来自各地华语影片的全球、欧洲和英国首映

*  到访嘉宾包括曹斐、杨荔纳、黄尚禾、阿洛·卡力亭·巴奇辣 、金华青、贡秋卓玛、林子颖、Gina Marchetti 及香港鲜浪潮新晋导演

*  “台湾视野”将推出多部最新获奖台湾作品

*  特别推出 “同志三分亲”华语同志电影和香港鲜浪潮单元

第六届华语视像艺术节将于 5 月 11 日-20 日在伦敦大学国王学院、英国电影学会南岸中心和贝莎 纪录片之家举办。刚满五周岁的华语视像艺术节将再接再厉,为英国观众带来华语世界的最佳影视新作。

今年我们很荣幸邀请到蜚声国际的中国当代艺术家之一曹斐作为特邀艺术嘉宾。曹斐擅长以多媒 体创作探讨中国青年一代的失落理想,以及他们对现实的对抗和逃避。她的影像和艺术作品融合 了社会评论丶流行美学丶超现实主义和纪录片等模式,从中折射出当今中国社会急速嘈杂的变 化。曹斐的作品曾在泰特美术馆、古根汉美术馆、维也纳分离派美术馆、纽约当代艺术美术馆等 众多著名美术机构展出,也多次入选威尼斯双年展、莫斯科双年展和上海双年展等重大国际艺术 峰会。今年在华语视像艺术节,她将带来 2015 年佳作《La Town》,并将参加英国电影机构 “必 要的实验”(Essential Experiments)专题展映。

中国独立导演杨荔纳是今年艺术节的另一位重磅嘉宾。杨荔纳早年学习舞蹈并成为专业舞蹈演员,曾主演贾樟柯的故乡三部曲之一《站台》。她自学导演后创作的一系列纪录片带有鲜明的个人风格,并成为中国独立纪录片运动中最重要的女性声音,在国际电影节上屡获奖项。今年艺术节将首次在英国举行她的小型个人回顾展,放映《家庭录像带》,《老安》和《春梦》三部作品。在伦敦的活动后,她还将举行英国巡展。

我们非常荣幸和驻英国代表处文化组第四年推出“台湾视野”单元。今年我们将邀请到新晋演员 黄尚禾出席金马奖最佳影片《醉·生梦死》和他早期主演的旅美导演陈敏郎的作品《你的今天和我 的明天》放映现场。台湾原住民阿美族演员、歌手和电视主持人阿洛·卡力亭·巴奇辣也将带来 她的个人首度大荧幕之作《太阳的孩子》全英首映。林书宇导演感人至深的悼念亡妻之作《百日 告别》(由林嘉欣等主演)也将在艺术节上首次与英国观众见面。

蝉联两届华语视像艺术节最受观众欢迎奖的导演金华青将首度造访伦敦,带来他的最新作品《贡秋卓玛》,影片中的主人公藏族歌手贡秋卓玛也将出席放映现场。今年我们也非常高兴首次与香港鲜浪潮合作,带来他们的最新获奖作品。本届值得关注的作品还有藏族导演万玛才旦的新作《塔洛》和近年来备受关注的青年导演李络的《李文漫游东湖》。艺术节特别策划的“当代影像”、“民族视角”和“同志三分亲”等单元将分主题推出最新华语力作。

第六届华语视像艺术节绝对是有史以来最强阵容,并将再次凝聚所有关注华语影视艺术的伦敦观众的目光。

艺术节总监詹姆士先生说:“艺术节能连续举办六年非常振奋人心,我为今年能推出我们有史以 来的最强影片嘉宾阵容感到自豪。除了将英国观众罕见的华语影像搬上大荧幕外,我很欣慰今年 艺术节对女性视角的关注,并邀请到曹斐和杨荔纳,两位代表华语女性作品的重要人物 。我们也 荣幸能第四年和驻英国代表处文化组推出“台湾视野”——这个由我们创建的单元受到越来越多 观众的认可。今年《醉·生梦死》一片是我个人最喜欢的作品之一。黄尚禾和阿洛·卡力亭·巴奇 辣两位演员的加盟更令我们倍感鼓舞。今年的展映作品将带给观众来自华语世界的热议题材和深 度挖掘之作,相信观众在观赏之余会对当下华语世界有更深刻的了解。”

编辑备注:
华语视像艺术节自 2011 年创办以来力求为伦敦观众带来最新最好的华语独立影像艺术作品,曾 邀请参加的嘉宾有贾樟柯、万玛才旦、吴汰紝、周浩、张培力和曹斐等。艺术节由英国著名的学 府伦敦大学国王学院主办,合作机构包括英国电影权威机构英国电影学会和持续关注和支持纪录 片的贝莎纪录片之家。

第六届华语视像艺术节所有影片购票请至艺术节官网 http://www.chinesevisualfestival.org

艺术节官方媒体请关注:
脸书: Chinese Visual Festival
推特:@CVF_London
微博: 华-语-视像艺术节
微信: 华语视像艺术节

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