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In November of 2019, DC Chinese Film Festival and The ONE International Women’s Film Festival will co-host the ON BOTH SIDES OF CAMERA - Woman In Film Retrospective in Washington DC.


The ONE International Women‘s Film Festival is the first and only official international women-themed film screening series in China. With the goal of highlighting female self-empowerment, The ONE was derived from the phrase “One mountain, one world" in traditional Chinese culture, meaning to call on women to pursue their own independence and freedom.

Partnering with the Smithsonian’s Freer Sackler Gallery and Landmark Theaters, DCCFF and The One will together showcase multiple films from different eras of Mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Chinese American Cinema that are either made by female filmmakers or focused on female characters to Washington DC.


DC Chinese Film Festival (or DCCFF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to discovering outstanding Chinese cinema around the world and to encouraging cultural diversity through films.


•    Film Festival

As our biggest event, the biennial DC Chinese Film Festival held in Washington DC is a true celebration of contemporary Chinese cinema and multicultural experience. During the one-week festival, you should expect:

        - Numerous screenings of feature-length and short narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films that are otherwise hard to access.

        - Meet with filmmakers and scholars to learn about the creative process and culture through after-screening Q&As, panel discussions and mini forums.

   - Opening night, closing award ceremony and various networking events.

Screenings, panels and other events are held in various venues in the D.C. metropolitan area.

•     Year-round Events

Besides the festival, we also hold occasional events including film screenings, master classes, discussion forums, and community gatherings.

•     Chinese Films Oversea Promotion and Distribution


DCCFF also partners with production and distribution companies in China and North America, using our expertise and network to help Chinese films with oversea promotion and outreach.