Made in China Film Festival
Venue: Swan Omniplex, Rathmines, Dublin 6 Website: http://www.madeinchinafilmfestival.com Price: €6.50 per screening Date: September 19th – September 25th Time: Various
September 10th will see the launch of the Made in China Film Festival 2011 (MICFF) in association with the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland. The festival will run from the 19th to 25th of September and will feature a range of cinematic experiences for film fans and culture vultures alike.
Among many highlights will be the award-winning Assembly, from Director Feng Xiaogang. Set in 1948, during the height of the Chinese Civil war, Assembly has been dubbed “China’s Saving Private Ryan”, and has become a recognized classic of Chinese cinema
The Made in China Film Festival aims to break the stereotypes of Chinese cinema while delivering truly innovative experiences incorporating Ireland’s first Online Film Festival and a pioneering Live/Web Panel Discussion. “The Kung Fu flick tends to be overrepresented at Chinese film festivals, we thought up a programme that would allow broader view of Chinese society while keeping audiences entertained”, explains Mike Ussher, Festival Director.
The festival is targeted at both Irish and Chinese audiences.
In addition to the core festival programme, the MICFF is also delivering two unique digital based user experiences to Irish audiences:
• Ireland’s first Online Film Festival, kicking off September 19th, showcasing full features, shorts and more via the festival website with a dedicated programme and running schedule as well as group chat facilities.
• Live/Web panel discussion – a tri-party discussion, comprised of a local audience, a local panel, and a New York based film group all connected via Google’s brand new Hangouts video chat service. This will be broadcast on our digital cinema screen in Dublin’s Swan Centre.