China Screen 2019: Call for entries

The preparations for this year’s edition of Ecrans de Chine/China Screen Festival have started. It will be the ninth edition, and run from October 2 to November 14. As before, we will not only be present in Europe’s cultural capital Paris, but also in many other European cities to preview and celebrate the latest creative documentaries coming out of China. With the current political leadership, independent filmmakers are having a very tough time, so it is more important than ever to look at their films, and to support their take on free expression and editorial independence. Censorship is spreading wide and far in today’s China, it’s supporters have not learned history’s lessons, since they are digging their own grave. Without knowing it, they also annihilate some of the progress the famous « soft power strategy» has been able to achieve in the heart of the Western World.

Within this critical period, with our little China Screen team, we are more than ever on the side of the Chinese people, its history, its tradition, its beliefs and its place in our globalized world. Please do send us your films so that this spirt of an open society, with its citizens at its heart, can create a meaningful dialogue between China and the European audience. You will find the application for films below…please do send them before May 31st…thank you so much.

Michel NOLL
Founder and Director of Ecrans de Chine / China Screen