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  • Where: Beijing & Kunming
    When: March 15 - 22, 2012

     

    Schedule Of Events

    BEIJING

    Thursday, March 15
    18:00 Beginners
    Beijing Film Academy

    18:30 Unfinished Spaces followed by Q&A with Benjamin Murray
    Beijing American Center

    Friday, March 16
    14:00 Unfinished Spaces followed by Q&A with Benjamin Murray
    Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)

    18:30 Unfinished Spaces followed by Q&A with Benjamin Murray
    Beijing Film Academy

    20:30 On The Ice
    Beijing Film Academy

    Saturday, March 17
    14:00 Unfinished Spaces followed by Q&A with Benjamin Murray
    Tsinghua University Documentary Saloon

    18:00 Closing Reception at BFA
    18:45 Closing Ceremony
    19:00 Buck followed by Q&A with Andrea Meditch
    Beijing Film Academy

    21:00 Another Earth
    Beijing Film Academy

    Sunday, March 18
    Documentary Summit at CNEX 

    KUNMING

    Monday, March 19
    14:00 On the Ice
    Beichen Cinema
     
    19:00 Opening Ceremony of FILM FORWARD  Program in Yunnan
    Unfinished Spaces followed by Q&A with Benjamin Murray
    Yunnan University

    Tuesday, March 20
    14:00 Film screening (TBA)
    Yunnan University

    14:00 Another Earth
    Beichen Cinema

    19:00 Buck followed by Q&A with Andrea Meditch
    Yunnan University

    19:00 Unfinished Spaces followed by Q&A with Benjamin Murray
    Yunan School of Arts

    Wednesday, March 21
    14:00 Beginners
    Beichen Cinema
     
    19:00 Unfinished Spaces followed by Q&A with Benjamin Murray
    Beichen Cinema

    19:00 Buck followed by Q&A with Andrea Meditch
    Yunan University

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    BEIJING

    US Embassy in China
    The US Embassy in China is dedicated to achieve a dynamic public diplomacy, people-to-people exchanges, and other programs designed to support the development of civil society, promote religious freedom, and improve policies to protect the unique languages, cultures and religions of China’s ethnic minorities. In conjunction, the US Embassy collaborates and coordinates with various US Consulates throughout China to promote educational and cultural exchanges with local partners.

    CNEX
    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.


    Venues

    Beijing Film Academy
    Beijing Film Academy is a full-time, higher professional school of film and art. Its forerunner is the Performance Art Institution of the Film Bureau of the Ministry of Culture, which was founded in May 1950, and changed its name to the Film School of the Film Bureau of the Ministry of Culture in July 1951 and Beijing Film School in March 1953. The school was finally renamed the Beijing Film Academy on June 1, 1956

    Beijing Film Academy is the cradle of China film talent and currently the only institution specialized in film in China higher education. It has high reputation in the field of film and cultural art both in China and worldwide. Through 56 years' development, it has build up a scientific cinematic specialties system and advanced film professional fostering system which can offer diploma, bachelor, master, and PhD degrees. Today BFA is a worldwide well known cinematic higher education institute with advanced cinematic teaching facilities, comprehensive specialties, experienced faculty, and leading innovation and academic research results.

    Tsinghua University
    Tsinghua University was established in 1911, originally under the name “Tsinghua Xuetang”. The school was renamed "Tsinghua School" in 1912. The university section was founded in 1925. The name “National Tsinghua University” was adopted in 1928.

    The faculty greatly valued the interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. Tsinghua scholars Wang Guowei, Liang Qichao, Chen Yinque and Zhao Yuanren, renowned as the "Four Tutors" in the Institute of Chinese Classics, advocated this belief and had a profound impact on Tsinghua's later development.

    Tsinghua University was forced to move to Kunming and join with Peking University and Nankai University to form the Southwest Associated University due to the Resistance War against the Japanese Invasion in 1937. In 1946 The University was moved back to its original location in Beijing after the war.
    After the founding of the People's Republic of China, the University was molded into a polytechnic institute focusing on engineering in the nationwide restructuring of universities and colleges undertaken in 1952. In November 1952, Mr. Jiang Nanxiang became the President of the University. He made significant contributions in leading Tsinghua to become the national center for training engineers and scientists with both professional proficiency and personal integrity.

    Since China opened up to the world in 1978, Tsinghua University has developed at a breathtaking pace into a comprehensive research university. At present, the university has 14 schools and 56 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art. The University has now over 25,900 students, including 13,100 undergraduates and 12,800 graduate students. As one of China’s most renowned universities, Tsinghua has become an important institution for fostering talent and scientific research.

    The educational philosophy of Tsinghua is to "train students with integrity." Among over 120,000 students who have graduated from Tsinghua since its founding are many outstanding scholars, eminent entrepreneurs and great statesmen remembered and respected by their fellow Chinese citizens.
    With the motto of “Self-Discipline and Social Commitment” and the spirit of “Actions Speak Louder than Words”, Tsinghua University is dedicated to the well-being of Chinese society and to world development.

    Beijing Foreign Studies University
    As a major university under the direct leadership of the Chinese Ministry of Education, BFSU is not only the oldest, but also the one that offers more foreign language programs than any other in China. It serves as a national centre for teaching and research on foreign languages, foreign literature, and international studies, and as a major training centre for foreign language personnel, especially senior interpreters and translators. It also houses a leading press that publishes books, periodicals, dictionaries, and audio-visual and digital products related to foreign language teaching and research.

    KUNMING

    Yunnan University
    Yunnan University, founded in 1923, is one of the oldest universities in China and was put into the 
    world-known Concise Encyclopedia Britannia as one of the fifteen internationally prestigious universities
    in China. Yunnan University has been developing rapidly by availing itself of “Project 211” (100 institutions of higher education and key disciplinary areas strengthened as a national priority for the 21st century) membership status.

     Yunnan University receives intensive support from the national government in teaching Chinese as a foreign language and was conferred as one of the ten key institutions that facilitate Chinese teaching in neighboring countries under the guidance of the Office of Chinese Language Council International.  The university is one of the few HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) centers for all levels. The university  attaches importance to enhancing the mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and other peoples of the neighboring countries, and promoting economic and trade cooperation as well as scientific, technological and cultural exchanges between them.  College of International Students is a professional institution of Yunnan University where international students register to learn Chinese language and culture. It is responsible for teaching international students Chinese and offering them help.

    College of International Students of Yunnan University has hosted more than 15,000 students and overseas Chinese teachers from some 30 countries. Currently, there are more than 30 full-time teachers in the college, among whom there are 4 senior professors, 6 associate professors. 4 of the staff hold doctorate degrees, while 10 hold master’s degrees. Most of the teachers have taught or studied in Spain, the United States of America, Australia, Italy, Japan and Thailand. The teachers are experienced in teaching Chinese as a foreign language and have saturated in diversified cultural contexts  College of International Students of Yunnan University boasts excellent teachers, fresh air, convenient entertainment and living facilities. With an international and diversified cultural environment, the college is the very place for international students to learn Chinese language and culture.

    Yunnan Arts University

    Kunming Beichen Cinema

     

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