General Introduction of Yunnan New Film Project

Updated: 2006-06-12 13:45

Yunnan New Film Project was first launched in 2005 by the Yunnan Government's Publicity Department to commemorate the Chinese film industry's centenary.

Within China it is regarded as a landmark cultural act, providing a platform from which the next generation of young Chinese filmmakers can explore their creative potential and encourage the growth of a stronger domestic film industry.

The project is led by Lola (Luo La), already well known for launching the New Film Project for Chinese Young Directors in 2001, and is supported by ten internationally recognized female filmmakers from the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan and Hongkong.

From 2006 to 2007, these ten young directors will each lead the production of one film at a different location within Yunnan province. At this stage of China's market liberalization and increasing cultural openness, American blockbusters are inevitably becoming more popular with Chinese audiences.

With this first project, YNFP aims to create a new avenue through which to build support for the China's domestic film industry, maintaining it's successful development, and a name that will be internationally recognized in the future for high quality film production.

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