China Independent Film Festival

To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the China Independent Film Festival, some of the most unique and influential films from the past 10 years of Chinese indie cinema will be screened for free in Newcastle.

Films that might be of particular interest for CSoP members include:

Bing’ai (Dir. Feng Yan, 2007) tells the story of one woman’s struggle against local authorities to keep her farmland after being told her home will be flooded upon the completion of the Three Gorges Dam. screening 4pm, Weds 14th May in the Culture Lab followed by Q&A with the director.

Yumen (Dir. Xu Ruotao, 2013) explores the remains of an abandoned oil town in central China, the story of the town is told through the haunting narratives of the few people who continue to live amongst the crumbling buildings. screening 4pm Thurs 15th May in the Culture Lab.

Info for all films and events can be found at and all events are FREE no booking required.

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