Join the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) and China Film Insider (CFI) for their jointly hosted event: a panel discussion on Chinese-language genre film. The event is made possible with generous support from China Institute.
In the first quarter of 2018, the box office in China exceeded that of North America for the first time. In the first half of 2018, It stood at $4.77 billion, with local films accounting for a healthy 59.6% market share. China is expected to become the world’s largest film market within the next few years. The staggering growth of local films has been largely fueled by a new genre cinema that has emerged to meet the demands of a more open-minded audience. This panel will discuss the current state and trends of China’s genre cinema, what role the rapidly-changing censorship system is playing in its development, how neighboring countries are shaping it, and how Chinese cinema can gain global influence.