2015 Film Selections

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The Secret

Length: 40 mins
Director:張多福
Cast:許晴、林永健、周冬齊

张幸福是一名45岁的中学老师,本应有着幸福美满的家庭生活,然而一个偶然的情况下她得知了自己罹患末期癌症。张幸福本打算瞒着家人放弃治疗,用生命的最后一百八十天帮助丈夫、儿子、弟弟、婆婆等安排好生活,之后一个人静静迎接死亡。但是她的强势与急于求成并没有得到家人的配合,反而引发了一系列令人啼笑皆非的故事。在张幸福与家人互相磨合与较量的过程中,她懂得了如何去理解与倾听他人,也重新发现了生活与爱情的意义。

Live to Love

Length: 52mins
Director: 陳苗
Cast:曹衛宇、楊政、張潮、李曼怡

The film live to love consists of four stoties, each story is adapted from a true event.Film love for children is modeled after Zhang Yichao, founder of Shanghai Jiuqian Voluntary Service. He has been dedicated to providing free extra-class education for children of migrant workers for more than ten years. Dreamers tells a story about dream helping […]

Breakout

Length: 19mins 27sec
Director: 莫政熹

The film to explore the theme how Chinese contemporary art communicate to the world. Seeking the answer from the relationship between art and mass, and society, and times. Mr Xu Hongfei, the artist from Guangdong, China started the world tour of his sculptures on his own.“chubby women” attracted great attention.

Grandpa’s puppet show

Length: 20mins
Director: 文郁
Cast: 牛犇、劉雪濤

The movie tells a story that an old fisherman wants to hold a puppet show for his wife who has passed away. He asks his grandson to invite the fifth generation of puppet show master, Mr. He to act. After a series of conflicts, the grandson finally satisfied grandpa’s wish. However, there are always something unexpected…

Extraordinary

Length:6mins 53sec
Director: 佟彤

The 93 year old Qin Yi teacher in the shooting of “Qinghai Lake” process is recorded,Think A high necked old artist, with such a spirit, and the pursuit of the arts, we only want to quietly record the life of this extraordinary old lady, and do not want to disturb her。

ME

Length: 20mins
Director: 翟中梁
Cast:林詩涵、林浩翔、翟中梁、陳聖浩

Nobody is flawless, Have you ever thought of give up yourself just because of a single weakness?

The Scent of Laoshan

Length: 10mins 30sec
Director:Sofia Egito

The film shows a day in the life of Jing, a baker who works with her family in Laoshan district. Jing and her employees pluck the famous Laoshan green tea and bake the typical damantou, a special kind of steam bun. In the spring, Jing participates in a contest that contemplates the most original damantou in the […]

Like A Tree

Length: 10mins 46sec
Director:Joana Maria Sousa

This film takes the traditional family culture of China as the theme, which chooses kids and elders as the entry point. From the perspective of the kids, we know the family culture, which is more vivid; Through the narration told by the elders, we comprehend the family culture. The film illustrates profoundly the inheritance of family […]

Painting Qingdao

Length: 11mins 33sec
Director:Zeno De Ridder

Art is a city of culture, is the soul of a city. We visited the streets of Qingdao, Qingdao looking for color art. Special artists through several Qingdao local life style to show the city unique humanistic feelings.

Chopsticks Yin&Yang in Qingdao

Length: 11mins 22sec
Director: Pedro Canavihas

In every society food brings people together. And in China that’s even more accurate. This is a visual portrait of Qingdao and the Chinese culture, a journey of an outsider visiting China for the first time and highlighting some moments of that discovery. Smiles, food, effort, happiness, herbs, labor, tiredness, colors, amusement, the elderly, the youth,symbols, […]

Such Is Life

Length: 11mins 40sec
Director:Andre Mendes

This film interviewed people of different ages and career. Through their stories, we can know about people who live in Qingdao, about their lives, dreams, and their feelings towards this city. The interviewees include: a medical college girl who wants to be a doctor, the brand planning director of a book shop, and the owner […]

Shandong Chefs

Length: 9mins 40sec
Director:Jacopo Wassermann

A look at the private and professional lives of four chefs who serve Shandong cuisine in Qingdao. Through their, family scenes and interviews, the short attempts to answer the following questions: why did they want to become chefs? Have they found what they were looking for?

Dew And Lightning

Length: 11mins
Director: Robin Bervoets, Zhu Shijun, Gao Yuanyuan

The film depicts through different lifestyles, how the chinese people find balance and peace
The film explores how people cope with stress in modern city life. The documentary asks what is means to live a fulfilling life and how to find your center.

Tasting

Length: 11mins 31sec
Director: Tiago Melo Bento, Zhang Kai, Zou Yaping

This film is about “Beer”. Li Hua, the brewmaster and Li Guo Liang the taxi driver show us their vision about beer and life. One takes us to see the factory the other takes us to dinner with friends. In the half of this two journeys the film takes us to […]

Portraits

Length: 9mins 41sec
Director:Rita Laranjeira

Women’s status in Chinese society is rising and their ideas and words are getting more and more attention.The interviews with local Qingdao women in different position,different age layer,explore their answers to dreams,memories,fears and wishes.What worth mentioned is that the film tries to present different views of these women about the same question,but more prominently showed the flower […]

Yuan Yuan

Length: 9mins 40sec
Director:Bernardo Lopes, Jiahui Lv, Chenyu Zhao

Our goal is to portray the life of a couple, Nina and Li, who live in a suburban area of Qingdao and both work far away from their home. Having solid careers and a long lasting marriage, they have their three-year-old daughter as their proudest accomplishment. Approaching this narratively as a diary, contrasting […]

The Art Of Tea And Music

Length: 12mins 36sec
Director:Sonetta Ducan

An exploration of the tea and music culture in Kaifeng, the Song Dynasty and China through the eyes and lens of a foreigner. Shot in locations such as a cultural museum, a commercial tea house, a music school and studio. This film contains footage of traditional tea ceremonies, educational teachings, speeches, interviews, the city Wall, cultural performances, […]

Stay with Me

Length: 11mins 52sec
Director: Mimie Kumi

This documentary is about Bian embroidery which is a traditional Chinese art. There are unique stitches and special charm in it. So it shouldn’t be ignored and it needs to be inherited.

Wu Liang – Without Beams

Length: 10min 45sec
Director: Cristian Gomes

Wu Liang – Without Beams is a story about a 19th generation Daoist monk who runs a residential temple in the heart of Kaifeng, China. He visits his old home in Kaifeng’s Long Ting temple to recall what he remembers of his childhood.

A Spice of Life

Length: 10mins 30sec
Director:Victor Toboh

The whole film is based on Kaifeng Chinese people’s attitude towards work, as well as their work-life. This documentary tells the story of Dragon Pavilion pedicab driver and repair pens oldman, combined with other workers with embellishment, highlighting the Chinese people for the hard work of serious and positive attitude towards life.

Time Flies In The Hands

Length: 11mins 42sec
Director: Samira Kia

Times Flies in The Hands represents Chinese simple and profound culture in an abstract context, a world full of hands as the main characters. Here hands are metaphor for Chinese unity and culture of sharing. This film also accentuates on the necessity of making memories. We all need to make memories to live the life to […]

I Have a Dream

Director: Mahsa Razavi

I am working on a short piece about Chinese approaches to learning and teaching practices and its importance in one’s personal and social life. In particular, the film will explore the difference between Chinese culture approach to the process and goal of education and Western idea of education.

More Vivid Than Sculpture (A visual journey into Chinese generation)

Length: 11mins 08sec
Director: Mehrtash Mohit

A poetic approach to the relation between Chinese generations, families and culture.
A visual description of all the differences and similarities of these different generations. Family as one of the strongest elements of Chinese culture is playing an strong part to tie all generations together.

Familiar

Length: 12mins 30sec
Director: Nikita Mor

A sweet simple family film set in rural china. It is a humble portraiture of four generations of a family in Wanzhai village of Kaifeng. Through a glimpse into traditional Chinese village life, it is an authentic attempt to explore, document and understand the subtle nuances, and beauty of Chinese cultural and familial values at the […]

A City Above Cities

Length: 11mins 56sec
Director: Rany Naser

A City Above City takes us through the history, culture, and art of Kaifeng, one of the most Ancient cities in the world and capital of China during the Song Dynasty period, and explores the government’s plans of revitalizing the city back to its ancient form.

Conversation in Music

Length: 12mins 56secs
Director:Agnitra Chakrabarty

A young man from India carries a yearning for Chinese folk music came to Guizhou, China, in order to achieve the integration of traditional music and modern music, he walked into a different world of music. Music Without Borders, love without borders.

More Than Words

Length:10mins 51secs
Director:Vikram Arora

A traveler from India is walking the streets of Guiyang. He is surprised to find the number of things that remind him of his homeland – from people’s struggles to lifestyles, it’s almost the same. However, he is intrigued by the rhythm of the city and the peace and calm all around him. His pursuit brings him to […]

Let A Hundred Flowers Bloom

Length:11mins 12secs
Director:Subal Korickal Ramabhadran 印度薩吉亞特·雷伊影視學院

People of Guiyang city (China) spending their leisure time in centre of the city called People’s square. They belong to different background, different social class. But here they merged the way different rivers merged in the sea. They carry different colors of life in this film. The sculpture of chairman Mao, always standing there, as if […]

Where Life Is

Length: 10mins 12secs
Director:Alexander Leo Pou 印度薩吉亞特·雷伊影視學院

Our story is about the families living in villages inhibited by the Bouyei Minority of China in Guizhou Province. Ordinary families become living souls knowing who to care and love one anther. Simplicity is the essence in their ways of life.

Guqin

Length: 9mins 31secs
Director:Debjani Banerjee

Guqin is the oldest music instrument in China, having a history of almost 3000 years. The film shows how artists feel about the Guqin, what they think of its music, and how nature has the rhythm and soul of music. The tea house is the place where more than two hundred of years. So tea house […]

The Girl Across The Stream

Length: 10mins 52secs
Director:Modhura Palit

The film is about a lovely young Miao girl living in Guiyang city. As a part of the Miao minority and a local star, the film captures Yang Yifang in her myriad moments, as she balances her life inbetween classes, friends and her cultural identity. It is a candid and personal film about the girl as […]

Master Stroke

Length:10mins 28secs
Director:Srijani Dey

As a film student I always find interest in other fields apart from Cinema. Painting is definitely one of them. My film ‘Masterstroke’ reveals a famous and eminent painter of Guizhou province as well as China. In the very short time that I got to spend with him I found him a very interesting and intriguing personality who […]

The Mask Opera

Length:9mins 58secs
Director:Ritika Poddar

In the Film, my journey begins from entering into the Tianlong village which is near to Anshun Province of China. The purpose of visit is to learn more about the famous traditional opera form called Tiaoshen (Dixi). So, to know all about Dixi and its history, I meet the Dixi Master Mr. Chen in the […]

Half Mountain

Length:11mins
Director:Sounak Kar

About 20Kms from the city of Guiyang there’s an ancient stone village situated between the mountains named Zhenshan or Half-Mountain village. This is a portrayal of the history, architecture and folklore of the village and the life in general in that place. It browses through their ancient tools and customs, traditional clothes and songs, and day to […]

365GSM

Length: 10mins 27secs
Director:Malay Shekhar Vadalkar

Nowadays, people use paper more than ever, but seldom do they know about how paper is made and what is it made of. Ancient art of paper making is charming and interesting, our film focused on the process of paper making.

Everlasting Longing

Length: 8mins 2sec
Director: Maya Meiri

This is a film about the poetry of Xi’an, city life and moment within it. Poems from a far place and time, feel with voices and smiles. The film brings back the poetic into common, ordinary life. Poetry that captures heroic moments, who takes the daily events and turn them into magic. Poetry is what connects […]

Against the Current

Length: 10mins 39sec
Director:Tristan Bourquin

Doing something different will change your point of view. Against the Current is a way to describe a journey and especially show strange feelings that you can have in a new place. A trip start with a departure and an arriving and finish the same way. A beginning is an end and an end is a beginning. […]

Art of the education

Length: 9mins 46sec
Director: Margot Deniau Rosato

The subject of the documentary is the education link to the art. Education is the fundament of every society. It allows children to become adults and to have responsibility. Through the art, many students can express themselves and have a great sensibility and a good development. That`s why we want to show the importance of […]

Greenly dwell in summer

Length: 10mins 21sec
Director: Claire Guichon

Xi’an is not only an ancient city with a long histroy, but it has strong sense of ages. Our film is just focused on the green spaces of Xi’an in summer which represent the cross of past and now, where varieties of people colorful activities showing the unique spirit of this city. Individual, family and city […]

Bird of paradise

Length: 8mins 35sec
Director: Efim Graboy

這部電影通過延時拍攝技術展現了生活在西安這座極富古韻的城市中的人們快節奏的生活,展現了一個正在高速發展中的古城西安。

Life in Opera

Length: 10mins 45sec
Director: Helli Hardy

The film “Life in Opera” is about the Qinqiang Opera. The Qinqiang Opera is a unique art that is related to the traditional culture in Xia’n. The film tries to show that this opera, except from its unique voice tunes, is related to all people: young, old, rich, poor and it can be sing everywhere; in […]

Near or Far

Length: 11mins 5sec
Director: Shai Skiff & Shangguan Shuyi

A girl, after ten years away from Xi’an, came back to her hometown. She felt an intimacy to this city, as well as a sort of unfamiliarity. Coming back means looking at the surroundings by a different view of life. Everything changes rapidly in this city, except for the modesty under its profound […]

Inner Peace

Length: 12mins 13sec
Director: Quentin Sarta

During the trip to Xi’an, I’ve been surprised by the amount of noise and movement in a city that never stops living. But then, I’ve found this place which is the campus of Xi’an Academy of fine arts. This place looks like it has been taken from somewhere else and put in the city. There is […]

Two Shades Of Light

Length: 10mins 4sec
Director: Daniel Binsted

The movie links between a Jewish Calligrapher to Chinese Calligrapher, by examine their methods of work & style.

Xi’an Boys

Length: 12mins 56sec
Director:

Two young inhabitants in Xi’an are coming from different background, and have a different way of life. But they have a lot of things are common, they like running, and for both of them, friend, family, and music are important.

Mr. Ma

Length: 12mins 35sec
Director: 許文俊

Mr Ma tells the story of the last Sheepskin raft craftsman, Ma Jianhua. Through his eyes, we learn about the history of the sheepskin raft, and how Lanzhou and the Yellow River has changed over the years. Through his years of experience and insight, we see his hopes and fears for the future. In Mr Ma, we […]

Wild Strawberry

Length: 10mins 42sec
Director: Sini Kononen

In the blundering society, many people have been unwilling to do mountain climbing this calm, but in the outdoors is a good way to get everyone organic unifies in together. So sometimes, mountain also has significance for family.

Director Sini from Finland, so she under the lens of mountains were appearing a Nordic and distant, in which […]

A Taste of Lanzhou

Length: 11mins 53sec
Director: Christine Seow

“Food is the most important thing in the life of a Chinese”. This reflects the importance of the food culture to the Chinese. The film is from a foreign student’s perspective, in how she sees China and in particular, Lanzhou. Through exploring Lanzhou and its famous snacks, she realises how food can integrate different cultures […]

Lanzhou Families

Length: 10mins 43sec
Director: Heika Fyr Roma

In the film we meet three families from Lanzhou. We see in one normal day, three families intermixed. The documentary wants to show that in a changing world close relations of the family are a constant and your loved people are the most important thing in the world.

Of Noodles, Father& Son

Length: 13mins 12sec
Director: Sampo Johansson

The theme for 2015 Looking China is “Individual, Family, Nation” so this documentary is about a family. But this family is very special and is a representative of China. This family, Bai Lao qi, is well-known to all. But why does everybody know them? It’s because their beef noodles are well-loved by the people in Lanzhou. […]

Muslim Ties

Length: 10mins 17sec
Director: 黃裕珊

We can see in the street lanzhou Muslim women bag with all kinds of scarves, men with white hat, spectacular mosque and Muslim restaurants of different styles. Under the beautiful appearance, do you know about their daily life? Move your fingers, you will see a different Muslim world

A Nation’s Treasures

Length: 11mins 6sec
Director: Louis Kartason

“Spiritual product of the same product and the plants and animals can only be explained by their environment.”

Shaanxi opera and miniature gourd, is a resounding loud and clear, is a quiet and delicate. A combination of both, will show you bring a different experience. We will tell you a story about family and culture.

I Hate This City

Length: 10mins 47sec
Director: 俊豪

Film is the theme of the lanzhou people speak of friendship, the documentary also with kindness as the theme, through the characters in the form of interview records the zhao friends in the process of making the three films to his help and encouragement, and share the success from creating studio to film making it in the […]

Shanshan of the Mountain

Length: 12mins 53sec
Director: Janne Häkkinen

Shanshan spends her summer vacations off university working her parents’ restaurant up on the steep slopes of Lanshan, located in Chengguan district of Lanzhou.

We follow Shanshan from early morning until the late evening, cleaning tables, serving customers and helping the other family members working at the restaurant. During the hectic day we have chance to chat […]

Qing Ting Lan Zhou

Length: 10mins 43sec
Director: 露兒

My documentary explores different aspects of music in Lanzhou and in China. I was interested in meeting a band that was unique to Lanzhou. A band who understood the city through its sounds. I was also interested in exploring the state of music in China, but specifically in Lanzhou. I understand that Lanzhou is a city much […]

A Bowl of Lanzhou Beef Noodle

Length: 12mins 59sec
Director: Corine Tiah

A Bowl of Lanzhou Beef Noodles is made from a Singaporean’s perspective. From Singapore’s Chinatown to Lanzhou, we explore the differences between the Lanzhou beef noodles and larger cultural differences it implies. Walking into home of a Lanzhou local and witnessing their everyday life and their making of beef noodles, we discover the underlying warmth of […]

Ge

Length: 9mins 53sec
Director: Claudia Rose Holmes

Ge is a documentary that explores the revolution of fashion in modern China. Two designers from two different generations talk about the importance of clothing in their lives as well as their countries. The film reflects on economical and political changes that have influenced how the country dresses and how this has an impact on […]

The Tiger Mom Effect

Length: 13mins 40sec
Director: James Carroll

A story about Chinese education, through interviews with two of their children’s education.

Have rich experience in shenyang mother, shows the Chinese education of warm and pain.

Capture the pushy complex Chinese mothers and children.

Tying The Note

Length: 8mins 34sec
Director: Delaney Murphy

The documentary by understanding the story of three women of different ages and marriage view over the years the change of the attitude toward marriage in Chinese culture, and how these changes affect women.

Zongzi

Length: 9mins 43sec
Director:Jason Albury

ZongZi (sticky rice dumpling), One of the most recognizable symbols of the Dragon boat festival. It’s a tradition that has been going for 2000 years and the people who carry this tradition hope it will carry on through generations to come.

Yangge

Length: 9mins 42sec
Director: Masa Sarovic

Through interviews and with liaoning university college of art’s recognized folk art graduates He Yuzhang behind the scenes of life portraiture, insight into the northeast yangko this originated in the folk, has a long history of dance, but also map out under the background of The Times the life of a young Chinese dancers state and […]

Skating Shenyang

Length: 10mins 35sec
Director: Oscar Ascencio

This film aims to show a different face of the Chinese new generations, how they adopted a subculture from the western society and made it their own.

Skateboarding has been a non-traditional sport around the globe for the past 70 years and has undertaken a big journey from the west cost of the United States to the […]

Shenyang Station

Length: 10mins 22sec
Director: Nick Richardson

Shenyang station is by showing the immigrant families and Serbia international students came to shenyang daily life, as well as their perception of shenyang, feelings, to show the diversity of shenyang city, in a whole new way to show the shenyang in the 21st century.

Glory For Me

Length: 12mins 12sec
Director: Marleena Forward

Lv Jiarui and Zhaoyue are in Shenyang national school. Their dream is to become a professional acrobat. Although for six days a week of intensive training, but the hard training and tight schedules did not kill the children love of dreams and persistent. They use their own way to prove to the world even if again […]

Together As One

Length: 12mins 43sec
Director: Jelena Gavrilovic

A film about love story in shenyang. Uncle with butyl the perspective of different characters, such as expounded by means of interviews, about the understanding of love and marriage and views.

Carving Through

Length: 10mins 3sec
Director:Christine Maiden

Liú Shuanghe, is an ordinary man that has a love for traditional Chinese stone art. Raising two daughters, the stone artist passes down the craft his father and grandfather once taught him as he sees the decline of Chinese traditional art. Stationed on the busy street, Hefang, Liú Shuanghe believes the tradition of art in China should […]

Adaptation

Length: 11mins 20sec
Director: Emily Sheehan

At its heart, my film is about balance, tradition, and family. It follows a mother and daughter who own a experience pavilion and teach modern students the ancient art of Chinese tie-dye. Together, they bridge the gap between the slow rhythm of life from the past with the fast-paced energy of the future. Tradition and tie-dye […]

Seeing Silk

Length: 9mins 46sec
Director: Marisa Benjamin

My documentary will follow Susan Lu, a 34-year-old professional silk embroidery artist who was recently afflicted with cataracts, hindering her ability to see and do her craft. During her recovery she has begun to recreate her father’s paintings into silk embroidery replicas. The story will document Susan as she confronts losing her vision while trying to […]

Chan & Tea One Taste

Length: 9mins 57sec
Director: Luisa Mendez

Hidden in the higher of the Hangzhou Mountains, where heaven touch earth, the peace from the origins of life makes us feel the “Chan” sensation if we really understand the meaning of this great and special religion, Buddhism.

A travel into the tea life, since the seeds passing trough the growth, the sale, the market, the […]

The Old Man and The Erhu

Length: 8mins 33sec
Director: Jon Mayer

Uncle Chen tells the story of how he came to learn the Erhu, and wonders about the future of traditional Chinese music.

Fifth day, Fifth month

Length: 10min 38sec
Director: Nikita Sampath

In may, the Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese festival, one of the five on this day, people such as dragon boat racing, dumplings, dragon-boat festival feelings never dies. The film focuses on traditional festival in condensed feelings — “person, family, home countries countries”. Male rowing, competing power and majestic momentum, female package dumplings, reunited […]

To teach a child

Length: 11mins 24sec
Director: Meredith Lawrence, 郭玥

The film follows a 8-year-old girl named volunteering at school, home life, and planning, production instead of the final exams this semester math games chess process. At the same time pay attention to the interaction between fantasy and his mother, great mother ms wu on the child’s education also have a lot of his unique […]

Umberllas

Length: 9mins 48sec
Director:Jun Tsuboike

When I look at the Chinese character for “umbrella,” I chuckle at how it closely resembles the actual shape of an umbrella. My film, “傘,” or “Umbrellas,” was inspired by this humorous observation. Upon my arrival in Hangzhou, I discovered that they are everywhere in this city. Whether they are in the its conventional form or acting […]

The Chinese Food Opera

Length: 10mins 40sec
Director: Miguel Lopez Valdivia

“The Chinese Food Opera” is a visual exploration of the Chinese cuisine and its connection with the people, as an analogy of how a country is made of unique human beings. We won’t follow a character, because food itself it’s our character. We’ll go from the final dish to it’s core to reveal the essence […]

Chinese Scissors

Length: 10mins 53sec
Director: Melissa Hunter

Mellissa invited a Chinese boy to help her to explore Chinese scissors. Her film walked through Hefang Street, focusing on Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors, paper cutting artist, Children road and so on. By exploring this, she’d like to show Chinese culture and Chinese people’s spirit.

Furious 7

Length: 137 mins
Director: James Wan
Cast: Vin Diesel、Jason Stantham、Dwayne Johnson

Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Length: 141 mins
Director: Joss Whedon
Cast:Chris Evans、Chris Hemsworth、Mark Ruffalo、Scarlett Johansson

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it’s up to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans

Jurassic World

Length: 124 mins
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard、Chris Pratt

A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attraction–a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine–escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

San Andreas

Length: 114 mins
Director: Brad Peyton
Cast:Dwayne Johnson、Carla Gugino、Alexandra Daddario

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

The Faith in Ailao Mountain

Length:56 mins
Diector: Ci Zhang

An intensely personal film by Ci Zhang, a Chinese American writer and filmmaker. It is a visual recording of the true story of the writer as she travels back to China to visit her sick mother.

Behind Bayonets and Barbed Wire

Length: 99 mins
Director: Haofang Shen, Richard L, Anderson
Cast:

The story of American pows, held by the Japanese in a camp in Shenyang, China. During WWII, Despite having their lives complete by controlled, the pows used their lives to sabotage their capture’s plans.

3 1/2 ( A Life of an Innocent Child )

Length: 90 mins
Director: HEMANTHA KUMAR K
Cast: Mr. HEMANTHA KUMAR K、Master HRITHIK KUMAR、Baby BHAVANA、Mr. RAVI、Mr. NATARAJ

This film is being narrated about the forced labor, child labor and corruption in labor department.

Awakening City

Length: 100 mins
Director: Fernando Ramos
Cast: Juliette Binoche、Harold Lloyd、Edward G. Robinson、Allen Ginsberg、Jan Gehl

AWAKENING CITY presents an universal debate on the role of public spaces in contemporary cities, the conflicts of cars against people; malls against parks and squares; private against public; consumer against citizen; destructive urbanism against green areas. The documentary provides a set of international cases, strategies […]

Because of Writing

Length: 60 mins
Director: Pier Paolo De Rosa
Cast:

Because of Writing is a story of a writer lost of his own mind, haunted in the dark by hallucination, illusion and a mysterious presence. His life is a struggling between a strong love for a prostitute, his wife’s contempt and the passion for writing.

Dark Illusion

Length: 72 mins
Director: Manos Karystinos
Cast: Katerina Didaskalou、Andreas Marianos、Giannis Malezas

Alkis is an introvert photographer with a personality disorder. Despite the strong relationship he has developed with his mother, he’s driven to despair because of the tension between her and his alcoholic father. As a result, he decides to leave the family home and move into his own place. However, […]

Love Stalk

Length: 70 mins
Director: Angie Palmer
Cast: Angie Palmer (also known as Angie P.)、Ronan Pak、Dada Lo

Sharon is a social-media-addicted public relations executive from Singapore, having a hard time balancing career and the search for love in Hong Kong’s singles scene. Even with all the dating advice she gets from her friend Joan (a sassy, life-of-the-party, local girl), Sharon’s dates always seem […]

Nashira Sadachbia

Length:125 mins
Director: Myat Noe
Cast: Zenn Kyi、Hpone Thaik、May Wynn Mg

Synopsis: In a dystopian future, the Earth has stopped rotating and the Asia region is constantly facing the sun. The society is divided into two class system: Cronius who controls everything and what remains of the resources and Commonus who are poor and who has to depend on Cronius […]

Selfing

Length :77 mins
Director : Vladimir Raksha
Cast: Seva Ostakhnovich, Aleksander Connors

In China foreigners are hired for a fictitious job in Chinese companies. This is done to create a more respectable image in the eyes of their colleagues and clients. They call it «White guy window dressing». It is a new modern business tactic; however most people have never heard about it. […]

TARA – The Journey of Love & Passion

Length: 105 mins
Director: Kumar Ra
Cast: Rekha Rana, Rohan Shroff, Ashish Saleem, Sapna P Choubisa, Brijesh K. Kori

It’s a saga of an illiterate illegal brewer- an Indian gypsy woman- who is outlawed from her house and hamlet by her husband allegedly for adultery when she is already nine months pregnant. Will she survive this stroke? Will she commit suicide? Is […]

The Last Tear

Length: 53 mins
Director: Christopher Lee
Cast:

Sexual violence against women has accompanied almost every large-scale conflict, yet most of its victims are silenced. One such sad episode is that of the “comfort women,” or more accurately, the estimated 200,000 women who were recruited to sexually serve the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. As part of this immense system, […]

Unit 731

Length: 60 mins
Director: Chris D. Nebe
Cast:

Unit 731 explores a side of WWII history that is largely unknown to the Western World. Documenting the development of WWII from the perspective of the Far East Front, the story of the gruesome human research center, UNIT 731, is revealed.

Noodle Deli

Length: 13mins 49secs
Director: David Liu
Cast: Jeffrey Zhifeng Yang

A day in the life of a northern Chinese noodle restaurant in Los Angeles.

The Changing Face of Sicuan Opera

Length: 10mins 44secs
Director: Gerhard Adrian Dudu

Sichuan opera is a traditional folk drama art and popular in Bashu, Yunan, Guizhou and the southwest of China. As time changes, the opera appreciation intentions of people in Sichuan have changed, too. In modern eyes, the artistic skills such as changing faces, spitting fire, Tibetan dao, etc, have become a representative symbol of […]

The Faces of Anjing Town

Length: 10mins 55secs
Director: Anna Leask

This ten minute documentary focuses on the people who make Sichuan embroidery. We get to see the people behind the beauty of the craft, to learn more about their lives and their opinions. The documentary is set in Anjing, the hometown of Sichuan embroidery and focuses on one studio there where we interview Master Wu the […]

Talking Chengdu

Length: 9mins 34secs
Director: Bryony Hooper

This documentary takes a small insight into what it is like to live in Chengdu.We interview different people all who have different relationships with the city.Some have lived here all their lives some have moved here all recently and others have lived here for a very long time.Chengdu is known for being a relaxed city.The […]

Chasing Dao

Length: 9mins 26secs
Director: Andrei Stefan Rautu

“Chasing Dao” invites people on a spiritual journey of following the Chi, in a complete circle that returns in nature and then starts again. Throughout his notes, the author tries to find the essence of his journey. Near the end he adds a quote that expresses the emptiness of Dao: “What happens with the […]

Entering Lives

Length: 11mins
Director: Eduard Parvu

My short film is an observation on the day to day life of people from Chengdu. The relation between the different persons is that all off them are displayed in front, between or behind doors, and it is made to give the sensation that all is happening in a single day, from morning to […]

Jiudouwan

Length: 9mins 13secs
Director: Granby Limb

Jiudouwan is a documentary focused on food culture in Chengdu. It takes a specific focus on the Jiudouwan traditional meal, looking into the preparation of food, the atmosphere in the kitchen environment, and the skill involved in preparing and cooking the dishes.This documentary also shows the way that good food can bring people together, to […]

Douban-The Journey of The Chilli

Length: 9mins 28secs
Director: Emma Bridgewood

My documentary is about pixian chilli paste. From the making to using it in a restaurant and everything about it. Chengdu people and their families played a fantastic part of their life in this film. The theme behind this documentary is the importance of the pixian chilli paste in Sichuan cuisine and the color red. […]

Emblem of the people

Length: 9mins 8secs
Director:Lucy Norton

Emblem of the people is a documentary that explores the story of the Sun Bird. A golden relic found in 2001 in the Jinsha Ruins, which in 2005 become the official logo of Chinese cultural heritage. This film tells the story of the impact on the people of Chengdu when the relic was first found and […]

Heart of Chengdu

Length: 10mins 11secs
Director: Tara Clements

 
My documentary explores the people within People’s Park, capturing the life inside. After speaking with people who work and spend most of their time there, it represents People’s Park being an epitome of society and a very special place to many people.

Human Nature

Length: 10mins 59secs
Director: Raul-Sebastian Mihailescu

You were standing on the bridge to see scenery, While somebody upstairs was looking at you.
From the observational perspective, Human Nature has recorded the state of tourists in Dujiangyan Park, in a trance, from which you can even find your own shadow.

Amitabha

Length:11mins 2secs
Director:Aly Shamsuddin Rana

The film is about Buddhism and its existence among two individuals in China today. The film switches from a monk’s daily life to a young teacher and her family. It shows their individual ideas about Buddhism and their own ways of practicing it. Ultimately, the film becomes a showcase of how the ideas of the Buddha […]

Stories In Tea Cups

Length:11mins 10secs
Director:Mirona-Mihaela Radu

Seven necessities of life: firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar and tea. Since the ancient time, China has the habit of drinking tea.In southern Fujian, tea is an indispensable part in people’s life. And what is the meaning of tea in the end? The film pays attention to the details of their lives with her unique perspective and […]

More to come

Length:12mins 3secs
Director:Sorin Alexandru Baican

A film about Xiamen University in 2015, the way a foreign student is seeing the contrast between students and tourists. A five day diary showing the reality inside campus built by Tan KanKee in 1921. After 94 years the reality change. I want to have a film that in 10 years will show the reality for […]

Prodigy

Length:9mins 35secs
Director:Liviu Craciun

This film is about people. It tries to get close and get to know some special characters that in return can teach us something about the world we live in. We first go on the Piano Island, where lots of tourists go to spend their day’s, admiring the buildings and the local shops and restaurants. The people […]

Beyond the Tides

Length:11mins 1sec
Director:Abhimanyu Kanodia

Beyond the Tides showcases the affection between Xiamen and Taiwan and the ever growing friendship. The film takes you to a journey around the city of Xiamen and explores it through an eye of Taiwanese people happily working and studying in the city. The Taiwanese living in Xiamen shares their happy experiences the city but also miss […]

The heroes of 499

Length:10mins 30secs
Director:Oana Isabella Szanto

《 Heroes of 499》is a documentary shooting on the ferryboat to Gulang Island for 6 days. In this documentary we shoot 3 crew’s daily work. They are captain Guo Jing, the ship machine engineer Yu Yan and the first sailor Lin Jianxin. We interview them about their responsibility for carrying so many people on board and […]

In The Heat Of The Night

Length:11mins 17secs
Director:Georgiana Loredana Surugiu

The content of the documentary are about the night life in Xiamen. It presents what the director saw and heard in the city by write a letter to her mother. And the content of the letter is the caption and commentary in the documentary. The Zhongshan road with many people, the dancing woman on the square, […]

Never Forgotten

Length:9mins 34secs
Director:Harshil Ashok Bhanushali

The Film is about Tan Kah Kee, One of the most famous Philanthropist, Business Man and educationist. It’s a poetic expression of discovering his spirit in different elements of nature to Xiamen city. Exploring through ocean, mountains, people and the spaces in the university he built. His spirit exists not only in words but […]

Tulousophy

Length:11mins 2secs
Director:Ioana-Maria Mischie

Tulousophy is a short film that aims to depict the philosophy of the Last Mohicans that inhabit the Tulou-shaped buildings. The Fujian Tulou is a building that hosted for the past hundred of years, generations of families that come from the same ancestor. Each tulou has four layers: Heaven, Earth, People, Harmony. In Taxia village, in order […]

Off Stage

Length:10mins 39secs
Director:Yang Zimik

‘Off Stage’ is a short film about the art of hand puppetry that is indigenous to Xiamen. Yang Zimik and Cai Peiqing explore the intricacies of the art-form through interviews with Mr. Chen, a retired puppet master, while creating a parallel narrative with observational and interpretive visuals of the actual puppet show that is performed on Gu Langyu […]

Play it Again Xiamen

Length: 10mins 22secs
Director:Ana-Maria Comanescu

A visual journey through the streets of the bustling Chinese metropolis, this documentary aims to discover the various types of music that Xiamen has to offer, from the formal confines of a concert hall where grand voices echo through the hearts and minds of the audience, to the more intimate atmosphere of a cozy family bar, where […]

Artist in China

Length: 10mins 23secs
Director:Irene Gelashvili(Georgia)

Alexsander Gelashvili, a Georgian artist, who lives in China. He is talking about his life in China, his artwork. When he first came to China, he almost cannot speak a single Chinese. But now he has got many friends. In this country with a long history, he does not think he is a foreigner. China is […]

Mumu Mianmian

Length: 9mins 48secs
Director:Giorgi Mukhaze

Mumu and Mianmian are twin sisters. Our video is about their daily life. Their name came from Zeng Guofan’s Zhixinjing, which means dignity and innocence. These two girls look like each other, but their personalities are different, and their character is just like their names: Mumu is modest and quiet, Mianmian is lively and cheerful. Although […]

Together

Length:10mins 21secs
Director:Vakhtangi Jajanidze

If someone asks me, what is felicity. In my opinion, nothing is better than to be together with you soul to soul.

The film tells a story about an old couple, who work in different sections in Beijing Normal university. The film records their different kinds of work and life-style in one day. In addition, their […]

New Home

Length:10mins 34secs
Director:Maria Sichanin

We choose a nursing home for shooting to show the main idea of “person, family, country”. The film shows the life of nursing home in one day. The house was quiet in the morning, with a hint of loneliness and solitude, because the old people is still in deep sleep. When they wake up, the home comes […]

Journey to Planet Beijing

Length: 9mins 22secs
Director:Claudia Carolina Garcés Solórzano

The film kicks off in the chaotic way to the subway. As the visitor (camera) arrives to Planet Beijing, it stops to see people’s faces. As the visitor felt so much interested in the people of Planet Beijing, when he arrives he starts to film them while they are working, walking or simply […]

Looking For…

Length: 10mins 23secs
Director:Salome vephkhvadze

The film is divided into “person, family, country” three parts with a view from a foreigner who saw China as first time. Film clearly presented people’s interesting life and warm feelings between families in Beijing.

Alice

Length: 12mins 19secs
Director:Bakar Cheaqezishvili

This is a story about Alice. When we traveled to the Great Wall, she was our tour guide. She learned English by herself, so she can introduce the wonderful scenery and the culture of the China to the foreigners. At the same time, she is also a woman, who lives with love. She usually reads books, […]

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