Chinese Visual Festival 2015 Call for Entries

Chinese Visual Festival (CVF) is launching its Call for Entries for the 2015 edition. Chinese Visual Festival is a leading cultural event showcasing Chinese-language creativity through films, contemporary art, music and more. With an annual event and screening sessions in London, a UK touring program and international expansion planned, Chinese Visual Festival presents Chinese realities to overseas audiences through imaginative conversations between moving images and art.

There is no restriction on the types of moving images that will be accepted, including documentaries, feature films, short films, animations and art videos. CVF 2015 aims to highlight works that cross the boundaries of film and art. As a leading event promoting Chinese-language creativity, we will only accept entries from filmmakers and artists who are citizens and residents of the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, as well as members of Chinese communities around the world.

The 2015 festival will be hosted by our academic partner, King’s College London, and take place between 8th May and 17th May 2015. The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2014.

Submit an Entry

A copy of the application form (here attached) should be completed, signed and sent via post together with film copies.

All films must be submitted on 3 DVDs (Region Free) for consideration by the Selection Committee.

All films submitted must be available for festival exhibition in, BLU-RAY, HDCam PAL*** NOT HDCam SR ***, Digibeta (PAL) or Beta SP (PALfor presentation. DVDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR EXHIBITION SCREENING.

Digital File Specifics:
Video Properties ;
Format- 1080p HD
Resolution - 1920 x 1080
Rate - 25p
Codec - Quick Time (mov) - .H264

Audio Properties;
Rate - 48kHz
Depth - 16-bit
Config - Stereo Downmix or Channel Grouped

Submissions should be sent to: James Mudge, 8 Old Lodge Place, St Margarets, Twickenham, London TW1 1RQ, United Kingdom

Submissions should arrive no later than 31st December 2014.

Films not in English must include English subtitles.

The cost of shipping an entry must be paid by the entrant.

DVD screeners and BLU-RAY discs will not be returned. Selected entries will be required to send screening copies upon selection notice.

We advise sending a BLU-RAY copy upon submission of the 3 Region-free DVD copies to the Selection Committee.

No submission fee is charged.


Selection Procedure

Entries will be reviewed and selected by a jury consisting of curators, academics and critics. Originality and creativity in capturing Chinese realities in a manner that can reach an international audience will be given preference. We are especially eager to show works that cross the boundaries of film and art.



The CVF 2015 jury will select the following:

1 Grand Prix Award
1 Jury Award
1 Best Original Award


CVF 2015 will also invite the audience to vote for the following awards:

1 Audience Award First Prize
1 Audience Award Second Prize
1 Audience Award Third Prize



If you have any questions about the submission procedure, please contact Jingjing Xie ( Wechat: Jingjing_Xie_CVF)

Please click here to download application form.

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