Chinese Independent Film Forum (CIFF)


2nd CIFF was held by Centre for Politics in Africa, Asia and the Middle East (AAME), Royal Holloway, University of London, joint by the Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London and the Media and Cultural Creativity Research Group (UK).

Festival agenda:

Introductory Remarks from UCMeCSA Executive Committee: Yuxin Liu and Lisa Lin


Panel 1: Female Identity and Rebellion in Modern China

• A Father-Daughter Journey. 30min (Fangyu Xing, Cardiff University)

• Last Breath: the Coke Lady. 20min (Lisa Lin, Royal Holloway, University of London)

• Representation of Chinese Women in 1990s Movies: A Close Study on Li Shao-hong’s Red Suit (1997) 30min (Mingxia Li, the University of the West of Scotland)

Q&A: Professor Mandy Merck in dialogue with Fangyu Xing, Lisa Lin and Mingxia Li


Panel 2: Contemporary Chinese Society

• Chasing the China Wind: A Musical Journey. 30min (Chen-yu Lin, University of Liverpool) • God Knows How Long. 12min (Yue Ma, Royal Holloway, University of London)

• Three Days. 13min (Yi Zhang, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Q&A: Dr George Guo in dialogue with Chen-yu Liu and Ma Yue


Panel 3: Kaleidoscope

• Under Streetlight. 28min (Xiang Li, Royal Holloway, University of London)

• Anthology of Chinese Ancient Myths.10min (Siqi Cai, Wuhan University of Technology/Royal Holloway)

Q&A: Dr Yanling Yang with Xiang Li and Siqi Cai


Round-table Discussion: Cultural Exchanges between China and the UK

• From the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (Professor Jinghan Zeng, Royal Holloway)

• Chinese Film and Soft Power (Dr Yanling Yang, Loughborough University)

• TV Co-production between China and the UK (Lisa Lin, Royal Holloway)

Chair: Dr Dawei Guo