Chinese Visual Festival is proud to announce its 2013 edition, which runs from May 8th – June 12th at King’s College London.
- 4 prominent directors in attendance from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan
- Art exhibition and artist talk, with Chinese artist in attendance
- 29 films screened, all UK premieres and including 1 world premiere
- Concert performances from Chinese and British musicians
- 2 Panel Discussions, 1 round table and 1 public lecture with key industry figures and academics
This year’s festival, held in partnership with King’s College London, has been significantly expanded to cover the Chinese speaking world, including art, films and more from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Featuring a wide range of creative and entertaining content, the festival presents the reality of the Chinese speaking world to global audiences through imaginative conversations between moving images and art.
For the full schedule please click here. To buy tickets please click here.
Chinese Visual Festival is delighted to announce the results of its first ever Jury Prizes:
Special Mention- the animations of Xiang Jianheng, for their unique vision.
3RD PRIZE to My Way (Cheuk Cheung)
Jury comment: "This beautiful film follows two young men committed to the fading tradition of playing female roles in Chinese opera as a path to self-realization."
2ND PRIZE to Lost Wall (Pan Zhiqi)
Jury comment: "Lost Wall is a sensitive, intimate and ultimately deeply moving portrait the struggle of a blind masseur and his girlfriend to sustain their relationship and survive on the margins of society."
1ST PRIZE to Disorder (Huang Weikai)
Jury comment: "Disorder is an exciting and anarchic revival of the city symphony documentary that reveals the cruel energy of China's social transformation."
For 2013, the festival is delighted to be working with King’s Cultural Institute to present Objects of Fantasy, the first solo exhibition for Chinese artist Wang Yuyang, at the Inigo Rooms, Somerset House East Wing from 8th May to 12th June. For more information on Art please click here.
The festival is thrilled to be welcoming four prestigious documentary film makers: Zhou Hao from Mainland China, Wu Wuna from Taiwan and Tammy Cheung and Wong Yee Mei from Hong Kong. The works of the directors form part of a fascinating program of 29 films, almost all UK premieres, covering a wide range of topics from modern relationships through to politics, the environment and more. This year, the festival has selected its first ever animations and fiction film, offering audiences enhanced variety. For more information on Film please click here.
This year we are very honoured to welcome back the renowned Pipa musician Wang Ting, who will be holding a solo concert, as well as a once in a lifetime collaborative show with top London jazz pianist Chris Lee. For more information on Music please click here.
This year, Chinese Visual Festival, in association with our partner and co-hosts King's College London, is delighted to be featuring a program of free talks and symposiums that allow audiences to deepen their understanding of our films and the issues they deal with. For more information on Events please click here.
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We are most excited to announce this year's programme which features 29 films, music performance, art exhibition and a series of talks and panel discussions. Click here to find out this year's fascinating schedule. Tickets and free events booking are now open as well. Click here to book.
An announcement will be made over the coming weeks regarding the 2013 Chinese Visual Festival, including the official launch of the CVF 2013 Call for Entries for all film and art submissions.