To offer the audience an independent perspective.
To Lend the independent films a communication space.
Since the emergence of Chinese independent films over thirty years ago, numerous outstanding authors and works have emerged despite the extremely narrow and difficult creative conditions and environment. Many of these authors and works have gained worldwide acclaim due to their imaginative, independent, and distinct perspectives in art creation, cultural reflection, and social observation and criticism.
However, due to specific social historical periods and unique cultural and political environments, these works have difficulties entering society for direct communication with audiences, thus failing to reflect their significant artistic, cultural, and social values.
The establishment of the "Chinese Independent Film Exhibition" aims to establish a link and communication space for these excellent film works to communicate directly with the audience and reflect their unique values.
In the past, the screening and communication of Chinese independent films overseas were mainly realized through limited channels such as participating in different film festivals, thematic screening activities of cultural and art institutions, and academic seminars and screenings of schools and academic research institutions. Therefore, the audience's understanding of Chinese independent films was mostly partial and one-sided, making it difficult to form a systematic understanding of Chinese independent films.
The Chinese Independent Film Exhibition aims to provide a systematic introduction to the important content and development process of the Chinese independent film field. It intends to enable the audience to understand the authors and works of Chinese independent films more systematically, and to understand the history, environment, and real situation of the development of Chinese independent films at different times.
Chinese independent cinema / Chinese independent filmmakers
Chinese independent cinema refers to those film works that embody independent spirit in the production process. These films are typically different from commercial blockbusters, placing more emphasis on profound social issues, personal emotions, cultural exploration, and other content. They are not driven by commercial success but rather seek unique forms of expression and artistic value. In China, due to political, cultural, and other factors, independent film creation has faced certain challenges. However, some courageous directors and creators have successfully produced a series of thought-provoking works by adhering to independent spirit, injecting diversity and depth into Chinese cinema.
The ideals of Chinese independent filmmakers lie in expressing their thoughts and concerns about society, humanity, culture, and other issues through film. They pursue creative freedom, unaffected by commercial pressures, allowing them to authentically present the themes and emotions they wish to convey. These filmmakers adhere to independent spirit, daring to challenge the status quo and bravely facing censorship and market competition, inspiring audiences to think and resonate with their works. Their ideals not only lie in making good films but also in using film to influence society, promote the exchange and inspiration of ideas, and contribute to the diverse development of Chinese cinema.
Chinese independent cinema provides creators with greater creative freedom through independent spirit, enabling them to bravely explore different creative paths and express their unique viewpoints and emotions. The ideals of these filmmakers lie in conveying profound thoughts and emotions through film creation, contributing to the diversity and depth of Chinese cinema.