Dong Film Fest is dedicated to giving voice to emerging productions and filmmakers to have a different vision of China today.
The films chosen by DFF represent the new generation of filmmakers. Often unknown in Italy, some of these films have participated in international film festivals, and others are news directors’ debut films. Without an exception, all the films use a language that speaks the author’s creativity, rather than the rules of the film industry. As such, DFF hosts films from a variety of subjects, including everyday life in cities, places far from metropolises, stories from rural China, and the China of the minorities.
This year, for the Second Edition, DFF is expanding.
DFF will bring its vision to Milan, thanks to Cinewanted, Milan Confucio Institute and Italy China Foundation, and to Rome, thanks to Rome House of Cinema. DFF is also working with Same Same Factory, a collective group of experienced professionals interested in arts and culture, in order to expand its reach.
Last but not least, DFF is promoting a dialogue between emerging filmmakers in China and Italy. As part of this effort, DFF will establish a film festival in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, and bring Italian cinema to the Communication University of Shanxi. The works selected will feature voices from Italy in an effort to bring forth the creative ferment that fuels the Italian movie scene.
We would like to express our gratitude to ANGI, New Italo-Chinese Generation Association, E. R. I. Onlus, Kalatà and Cinema Massimo in Turin, which has believed in DFF from the very beginning.