Every year Chinese Visual Festival assembles a team of top industry experts, academics and filmmakers to select the very best films from the programme. This year due to the COVID pandemic, the winning films will be decided in-house by the CVF team, with the normal jury selection process returning in 2022.
Every year Chinese Visual Festival awards the CVF Golden Dram, our top prize, awarded to the very best film of the festival as selected by the jury. Symbolising a toast or ganbei to the director and team behind the winning film, the Golden Dram represents everything that the festival stands for in bringing cutting edge Chinese language cinema to the UK, and is an international stamp of recognition and quality, like the fine single malt that it is named after.
With the festival having been postponed in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, the Golden Dram returns for the 2021 edition of CVF. Due to logistical issues in providing screeners or viewing facilities, and in working with jury members to the full, we have decided that the 2021 Golden Dram winner and Special Mention runner-up will be selected in-house by the CVF team, with a view to the full jury process returning with the 2022 edition of the festival.