- Where: Beijing and Hangzhou
When: May 7-10, 2014
Partnering with the US Embassy, Beijing and CNEX, Film Forward returns to China for its fourth year of programming. Filmmakers Patrick Creadon (director, If You Build It) and Cornelia Principe (producer, The World Before Her) will join Film Forward for screenings, workshops and filmmaker discussions in Beijing and Hangzhou.
If You Build It spends a year in the life of one of America’s most innovative classrooms and reveals both the failings of our broken education system and a hope for a new kind of classroom where students become the architects of their own futures. The World Before Her delivers a provocative portrait of India and its current cultural conflicts during a key transitional era in the country's modern history. It takes a look at two extreme ways of life in India – Miss India pageant’s rigorous beauty boot camp and the intense regime of a militant Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls.
Other films that will be screening with this program but without filmmaker representatives are: Circles, Dancing In Jaffa, Fruitvale Station, The Rocket, Twenty Feet From Stardom and Valentine Road.
In The News
- A Path to the World for Chinese Directors: CNEX, a Nonprofit, Helps Filmmakers Document China, The New York Times
- Sundance Institute Returns From Presenting Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue In China, Public Diplomacy Press and Blog Review
- Unfinished Spaces: Fellows on the Awards Stage and on the Screen, Film Independent
- Sundance Institute Returns from FILM FORWARD Initiative in China, Indiewire
- Sundance Institute Returns From Presenting Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue In China, Movie City News
- 2 novice teenage Eskimos star in new Sundance film, The China Post
- First Person with Filmmaker Lixin Fan, Art Works
- Making Progressive Movies Gripping: ‘Freedom Riders’ Tonight on PBS, Yglesias
- 圣丹斯电影节首度来华 博联, blteam.blshe.com
- 圣丹斯影协：独立影人应尽, v.ifeng.com
- 客座博客：中国需要更多范, Sina Blog
- 圣丹斯+CNEX纪录片工作坊, Sina Blog
- Film review on Freedom Rider – watching this film from filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s perspe, Guo Lina
- Sundance Film Festival in my camera - Opening Ceremony, Guo Lina
- Sundance Film Festival in my camera - Press Roundtable, Guo Lina
- First Sundance movie night in Beijing: film reviews on Winter’s Bone and Amreeka, Wang Henan
- Winter’s Bone film review, He Choujia
- 我们离纪录片有多远, Ruan Yu
- Lixin Fan Screens “Last Train Home” in Wuhan, China, PBS - POV Blog
- 农民工的归途列车：西方反, ChinaCulture.org
- Tweets about ""filmforward""
US Embassy, Beijing
The new U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, is a safe, secure, and functional state-of-the-art facility. The Beijing New Embassy Compound (NEC) is the second largest overseas construction project in the history of the Department of State.
CNEX is the short form of “Chinese Next”. CNEX is a non-profit organization founded by a group of professionals, from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, who are passionate about Chinese culture. It is devoted to the production and promotion of documentaries related to the Chinese people. CNEX provides a platform of supports for and exchanges among Chinese documentary filmmakers by organizing and coordinating international cultural activities, both of independent initiatives or securing supports from governments. It aims to help more professionals in the effort of preserving cultures of Chinese communities, in the forms of visual and audio documents. CNEX hopes to establish and develop a library of global Chinese nonfiction work, and to enhance a sustainable strategy for the contemporary Chinese documentary making.