Headlines from China: The Worrying Living Situation of Chinese Independent Filmmakers

 /  China Film Insiders  / 
Jiang’s action generated a wide discussion about the current living situation of Chinese independent filmmakers who cannot make films due to limited financing and all the other roadblocks. Read More

CFI Q&A: Filmmaker Emily Ting on “Go Back to China”

 /  People  / 
The boldly titled “Go Back to China,” which opened in theaters on March 6, is the second feature by writer and director Emily Ting. The comedic story, about a spoiled Los Angeles party girl who is forced back to Shenzhen to work at her father’s toy factory after he cuts off her funds, was inspired Read More

LACFF Is an Energetic Showcase for the Future of Chinese Filmmaking

 /  Opinion  / 
Enlivened by students and emerging filmmakers, the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival taps into an appetite for China-Hollywood exchange outside of major co-productions. Read More

Cult-like Restaurant Exposes China’s Appetite for Ponzi Schemes

 /  Interview  / 
Filmmaker Zhou Mingying discusses his surreal encounter with an authoritarian restaurateur while making his documentary ‘The Land of Peach Blossoms.’ The film premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) last year. Read More

The New Filmmakers Redefining Chinese Independent Cinema

 /  Opinion  / 
Up-and-coming directors are eschewing epic documentaries about a changing society in favor of sensitive examinations of the self. Read More

Less Censorship Could Make Independent Film Productions Suffer

 /  News  / 
A lack of early official approval may make investors less willing to participate in riskier projects. Read More

China Helps Art-House Films Stand on Own Two Feet

 /  News  / 
After years of intensive lobbying by local filmmakers and industry professionals, China is set to have its first circuit of cinemas specializing in the exhibition of art-house films. Read More

CFI Q&A With ‘Crosscurrent’ Director Yang Chao

 /  People  / 
As China's space available for independent cinema is getting more and more restricted, one Chinese film lit up the Berlin International Film Festival. Read More