CIFF 4 opened in May 2007 at the RCM the Museum of Modern Arts. It was the first CIFF held with the standard of independent film festivals. All directors were invited and authorities from areas of film, art and literature were invited to set up a jury to give awards. CIFF 4 set up an intact value system of independent spirit.
Culture and film scholar
Cameraman, independent film director
Drama director，professor at Nanjing University
Actor, art director of Li Xianting Film Fund
Awards and Comments
CIFF Highest Award----Ma Wu Jia
Ma Wu Jia broaches the nexus of humanity and culture with an exquisite and accurate narrative, achieving a visually stunning imagination.
CIFF Award of the Committee----An Zi
The rough reality documented in this film is complimented by its cinematic language. The director effectively translated the characters’ spiritual condition into a cinematic style and provides new possibilities for shaping certain prototypes.
CIFF Best Debut Film----Weed
To achieve such a dark and melancholic perspective of humanity, as Weed did, requires highly skilled photography and a free spirit at all costs.
CIFF Special Mention Award---- Raised From Dust
The open attitude towards reality and the caring humanity showed in Raised From Dust reminded us of the beginnings of Chinese independent cinema and the reasons it continues to this day.
CIFF New Youth Best Shorts----Dream.com
Dream.com uses a fresh vision to express freedom of the soul and achieves a complete and well-rounded narrative
New Youth Film Forum
Date: 20 May 2006
Location: School of Liberal Arts, Nanjing University
Host: Hao Jian
Independent Directors Free Forum
Date: 18 May 2006
Location: RCM The Museum of Modern Art
Hosts: Gan Xiaoer, Gao Wendong