[Filmfestivalresearch] Registration open: The Distribution and Exhibition of Chinese and Asian Cinema in the UK

Felicia Chan Felicia.Chan at manchester.ac.uk
Fri Mar 9 22:51:06 CET 2012

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The Distribution and Exhibition of Chinese and Asian Cinema in the UK
A Chinese Film Forum UK Symposium
28th – 29th March 2012
Cornerhouse, Manchester

Registration for this symposium is open via the Cornerhouse box office.
Full £15 / Concs £10

The symposium fee includes the cost of refreshments, a buffet lunch on Thursday, 29th March, and admission to the screening of 11 Flowers, Wednesday, 28th March, 6:00pm. 
(You may purchase tickets to the film separately if you do not wish to attend the symposium).

*Please note that numbers are strictly limited so early booking is strongly advised.*

Day 1: Wednesday 28th March

12.00 Registration

12.45 – 1.00 Welcome and Opening Address

1.00 – 2.00 Keynote Lecture

	‘In absentia: marketing the Asian film author’
		Dr Valentina Vitali, Reader in Film Studies, University of East London

	Supported by the Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures (RICC), the University of Manchester

2.15 – 3.00 Practitioners’ Panel I
	‘Asian cinema and the UK arthouse market’
		Jason Wood, Director of Programming, Curzon Cinemas

3.00–3.15 Coffee

	‘Issues concerning the distribution, exhibition and reception of “Pan-Asian” Cinema both within Asia and in the UK’
		Roy Stafford, independent scholar

4.15–5.15 Practitioners’ Panel II: ‘The role of specialised festivals and seasons’
		Dr Sonali Joshi, Artistic Director, Pan-Asia Film Festival
		Sarah Perks, Programme & Engagement Director, Cornerhouse, Manchester

6.00 – 8.00 Screening in conjunction with the Pan-Asia Film Festival, London

		11 Flowers / Wo 11 (Wang Xiaoshuai, 2011)

			'An absorbing coming-of-age drama set during the waning stage of China's Cultural Revolution, 11 Flowers takes its place among Wang Xiaoshuai's finest films.' Variety

		We hope to welcome actor Wang Jingchun for a Q&A following the screening.

Day 2: Thursday 29th March

10.00 – 10.45
	‘Pirates and Professionals: The Attitudes of Filesharers to Film Distribution Companies’
		Dr Virginia Crisp, Middlesex University

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.00 Practitioners’ Panel III: ‘Issues in Distribution and Exhibition’
		Mark Cosgrove, Head of Programming, Watershed Media Centre, Bristol
		Ian Wild, Chief Executive, Showroom & Workstation, Sheffield

12.00 – 1.00 Lunch

1.00 – 2.00
	‘Pink Fans and Subversive Monsters: The Cultification of Japanese Cinema in the UK’
		Joe Hickinbottom, University of Exeter

	‘NEO Magazine and the Foregrounding of DVD’
		Jonathon Wroot, University of East Anglia

2.00 – 2.45
	‘The Uncanny Disruption of British Chinese Cinema:  Why British Chinese filmmakers find it hard to get their work distributed’
		Rosa Fong, director and producer; and senior lecturer, Edge Hill University

2.45 – 3.15 Closing Remarks: Chinese Film Forum UK

Chinese Film Forum UK events are supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
For further information about the Chinese Film Forum UK, visit our website at www.cffuk.org

Enquiries about the symposium may go to Felicia Chan <felicia.chan at manchester.ac.uk> and Andy Willis <a.willis at salford.ac.uk>.

Dr Felicia Chan
RCUK Fellow in Film, Media and Transnational Cultures
Research Institute for Cosmopolitan Cultures
Centre for Screen Studies
School of Arts, Histories and Cultures

Mailing address:
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL

Phone: +44 (0)161 275 8963
Email: Felicia.Chan at manchester.ac.uk

Chinese Film Forum UK: http://www.cffuk.org

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