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Made in China Film Festival

Made in China Film Festival | Dublin

Made in China Film Festival
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

A postcard with thanks from all the team

€25 +

A postcard with thanks from all the team, a free ticket to a film of your choice, your name on our website and a shout out on our Facebook

€50 +

A postcard with thanks from all the team, two free tickets to a film of your choice, your name on our website, a shout out on our Facebook and an official festival poster

€100 +

A postcard with thanks from all the team, an invitation to the opening night premier and launch event for two, your name on our website, a shout out on our Facebook, an official festival poster, membership to the Confucius Institute (Giving you exclusive discounts on all Chinese language and cultural courses) and a free MICFF t-shirt

€250 +

A postcard with thanks from all the team, your name on our website and a shout out on our Facebook, an official festival poster, membership to the Confucius Institute (Giving you exclusive discounts on all Chinese language and cultural courses), a free MICFF t-shirt and a season pass for one for the entire festival including two tickets to the opening night premier and launch event

€500 +

A postcard with thanks from all the team, your name on our website and a shout out on our Facebook, an official festival poster, membership to the Confucius Institute (Giving you exclusive discounts on all Chinese language and cultural courses), a free MICFF t-shirt, a season pass for one for the entire festival including two tickets to the opening night premier and launch event and registration to free classes organised by the Confucius Institute (A ten week programme with a choice of Chinese language classes, business cultural training or Chinese calligraphy)

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Made in China Film Festival

What is the Made in China Film Festival?

Made in China Film Festival is about celebrating the energy and creativity of contemporary Chinese cinema. We felt that Chinese cinema had a lot of Kung Fu and costume drama but what about everything else? A country the same size as America with a population 5 times larger, surely there were more stories to tell, perhaps 1 billion more. We decided to find out and in the process we stumbled across what should have been obvious. Chinese cinema is thriving, with box office records being broken with every new film release and a variety of filmmakers making funny, bold, and interesting works.

Watching a gritty Shanghai in the first 5 minutes of 'Suzhou river' or laughing at the familiar banter in a scene from 'Waiting alone'. Those moments of cinema which capture the universality of culture provide a fresh perspective on China. That's what we wanted to bring to Dublin and so that's what we decided to do.

The festival is presented by the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland and hosted at Swan Cinemas, Rathmines. It arrives on the 23rd of September.

Who is involved?

The MICFF committee is made up of Mike Ussher (Festival manager), Cathal McGowan (Campaign manager) and Stephen Massey (Partnership manager). What started as 3 classmates taking classes in Mandarin turned into discussions on 'What is a Chinese film'? This festival is the long answer to that question. We each bring a genuine love of Chinese culture, experience in film production and marketing and combined total of 200 hours of Chinese film watched! Joining the committee is Xiaodong Li, representing our partners at the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland who will promote the event. the UCD Confucius Institute for Ireland is a cultural institution that promotes Chinese cultural exchange and language learning.

What will we be doing?

We aim to showcase eight of China’s newest and best films over the course of 3 days, along with a range of cinematic and cultural events. Running parallel to the film screenings will be a dynamic events programme which will include panel discussions, a ‘Lost in Translation’ language seminar, a networking event with industry insiders and Ireland’s first online film festival.

Why we need your help?

To make this festival a success we need your support. Funds raised with your help will go toward securing the best Chinese films and providing a high visibility, enjoyable event whether you turn up or log on.
Specifically your contribution will go towards powering our Online film festival.
At Made in China Film Festival Online we'll be bringing you feature length films, documentaries and shorts. All Online. And all free. To make this happen we need cash to inspire our designers, feed our code monkeys, appease our film suppliers and buy the tech that allows us to stream films to you from our site.

Be a part of the festival and lets bring Chinese cinema to Irish audiences.

Thank you from the MICFF team!