2021 Programme

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2021 marks the 10th anniversary edition of Chinese Visual Festival, the UK’s only festival dedicated to the cinema of the Chinese language speaking world, featuring a carefully curated selection of fantastic films.

This year’s event sees a highly anticipated return to in-person screenings for CVF, with a line-up of unprecedented variety, covering a wide range of genres, forms and subjects, welcoming film lovers back to cinemas with ten days of unmissable films and discussion events. The programme includes a number of UK and London premieres, giving audiences the rare chance to catch these films on the big screen where they belong.


Thursday 15 July

UK Premiere
NFT3 | BFI Southbank
July 15, 2021
5:50 pm

Friday 16 July

UK Premiere
Genesis | Screen 2
July 16, 2021
6:30 pm

Saturday 17 July

UK Premiere
NFT3 | BFI Southbank
July 17, 2021
12:00 pm

Monday 19 July

Genesis | Screen 2
July 19, 2021
6:00 pm

Tuesday 20 July

Genesis | Screen 2
July 20, 2021
9:00 pm

Thursday 22 July

Genesis | Screen 2
July 22, 2021
9:00 pm

Friday 23 July

Roundtable + Films available from 00:00 BST Thursday 15 July 2021 to 23:59 BST Sunday 25 July 2021
Zoom Link
July 23, 2021
2:00 pm

Saturday 24 July

NFT3 | BFI Southbank
July 24, 2021
2:00 pm

Sunday 25 July

UK Premiere
NFT2 | BFI Southbank
July 25, 2021
3:10 pm

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