A still from The Water Murmurs, a short film directed by Chen Jianying. Chinese short films have enjoyed a recent wave of success at international festivals from Cannes to London.
A still from The Water Murmurs, a short film directed by Chen Jianying. Chinese short films have enjoyed a recent wave of success at international festivals from Cannes to London.

China’s young short-film directors are winning awards at international festivals – could this new generation of auteurs revive Chinese cinema?

  • Driven by freedom and ‘a sense of mission’, Chinese short-film makers are gaining international recognition with wins at film festivals from Cannes to London
  • This comes as Chinese feature films are flagging internationally. Does the success of these young filmmakers herald another golden era for Chinese cinema?

A still from The Water Murmurs, a short film directed by Chen Jianying. Chinese short films have enjoyed a recent wave of success at international festivals from Cannes to London.
A still from The Water Murmurs, a short film directed by Chen Jianying. Chinese short films have enjoyed a recent wave of success at international festivals from Cannes to London.
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