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The 4th DC Chinese Film Festival call for entries is now CLOSED

2018-06-07 21:54

























A poster of the 4th DC Chinese Film Festival. POSTER DESIGN BY LU NA


It’s been 7 years since the DC Chinese Film Festival made its debut in September 2011. While continuing to adhere to the concept of “discovering the glimmer of humanity and the origin of creation”, we are eager to welcome the fourth DC Chinese Film Festival as it is on schedule for September 2018. We are also pleased to announce that at the close of this year's entry call on June 1st, 2018, we have received a total of 562 films from over 14 countries and regions. This year's submissions included 38 narrative feature films, 224 narrative shorts, 51 documentary feature films, 132 documentary shorts, and 117 animated & experimental shorts.


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Film depicts life on world’s rooftop

2016-06-04 00:42

By DONG LESHUO in Washington (China Daily USA)




















Liang Junjian, co-director of the movie Himalaya: Ladder to Paradise talks to the audience at a screening of the movie in Washington on Wednesday. PHOTOS BY DONG LESHUO / CHINA DAILY


People sweltering through the heat of a Washington D C summer got the chance to cool off a bit by viewing some breathtaking Himalayan mountain scenery.


The documentary Himalaya: Ladder to Paradise was screened for the public in Washington's Chinatown on Wednesday.


Directed by Chinese filmmakers Xiao Han and Liang Junjian, the 89-minute film explores the lives of young Tibetans living on Mount Qomolangma (also known as Mount Everest), the highest peak on earth.


The movie tells the story of a group of young Sherpas in Tibet who were trained to be climbing guides at a local school and successfully lead climbers up the legendary mountain.


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Chinese film retrospective to kick off in Washington D.C.

2015-09-24 15:57:16 By Xu Jing (

















A poster of the Chinese film retrospective exhibition [Photo/DCCFF's official website]


A Century of Enlightenment, a Chinese film retrospective exhibition, will kick off on Friday in the US capital Washington D.C. During the one week activity, a forum on Sino-US cultural and film exchange will also be held.


Sponsored by the D.C. Chinese Film Festival (DCCFF), nineteen Chinese films, which represent different stages of film development in China, will be screened in E Street Cinema in turn to celebrate the 110th birthday of Chinese film. Through the exhibition, Americans can get a deeper understanding of the history and characteristics of Chinese film.


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DC’s Chinese film festival connects cultures through cinema

September 8, 2014


China’s movie box office receipts just passed the $3 billion mark for this year. It ranked as the world’s second largest film market after the U.S., but Chinese movies rarely achieve commercial success in English-speaking countries. Lack of exposure is certainly part of the problem, so a film festival in Washington, D.C. is looking to change that.


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2nd DC Chinese Film Festival held in Washington D.C. | 2014-09-05 15:48:36





















Photo taken on Sept. 4, 2014 shows the poster of the 2nd biennial DC Chinese Film Festival, in Washington D.C., the United States. The three-day Chinese Film Festival held in Washington D.C. was started on Thursday with the opening film "Golden Gate, Silver Light". (Xinhua/Bao Dandan)


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DC Chinese film festival offers a window on life's wide diversity

2014-08-29 13:03


Yibin Cai, founder and director of the DC Chinese Film Festival, can hardly believe the scale the event has grown to in so short a time.

A nonprofit event dedicated to discovering excellence in Chinese cinema around the world and encouraging cultural diversity through film, the festival has blossomed into an international gathering that this year on Sept 4-7 will showcase 54 outstanding films from eight countries, selected from 329 works from 29 countries and regions, all either about China or made by Chinese artists.


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DC Chinese Film Festival Screens Award Winning Films

August 17, 2014


The New York Times called it “raw and resolute”; the Hollywood Reporter said it was an “unadorned” look at life in Tibet. The film is “Old Dog,” a project by Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden and it is one of the films set to be screened at the Freer/Sackler Gallery on September 4th as part of the second biannual DC Chinese Film Festival (DCCFF).


Now in it’s second iteration, DCCFF received 327 entries from over 29 countries this year including countries such as Russia, Brazil, Israel and Iraq as well as China, Taiwan, and the United States. All the films are either created by Chinese filmmakers or touch upon the issues facing the Chinese diaspora around the world.


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