CIFF 6 opened in October 2009 at the Nanjing Institute of Visual Arts and lasted for 6 days. 58 screenings were held in 5 locations. The premiere of Spring Fever by Lou Ye opened this year’s CIFF and the film won the CIFF Highest Award. CIFF 6 had great value in expanding the scope of this film festival.
Film critic, curator, professor at Beijing Film Academy
Documentary scholar, professor at Fudan University
Contemporary artist, experimental film director
Screenwriter, film and documentary director
Poet, contemporary art critic and curator
Awards and Comments
CIFF Highest Award----Spring Fever
Spring Fever tells of the sadness and ecstasy of contemporary life, yet does so in a restrained and subtle tone.
CIFF Award of the Committee---- Take Me to Vietnam
Take Me to Vietnam is a film with great originality, florid colours, and the courage to explore new themes.
CIFF Award of the Committee---- Good Cats
Good Cats is an absurd black comedy that skilfully deploys non-realism, yet at its core is the strong social critical spirit of realism. It is rough and edgy, and those are the aesthetic quality that contemporary Chinese cinema needs.
CIFF Award for the Best Student Shorts----Coming Home
Coming Home is a simple and well completed student film with good casting and true feelings.
CIFF Special Mention Award----Tattoo
We appreciate that the crew of Tattoo shared their understanding of the film with us and we hope that there will be more low-budget films achieving this level of technical skill.
Documentary Forum: What do we film for?
Date: 13 October 2009
Location: Nanjing Institute of Visual Arts
Hosts: Shen Xiaoping, Liu Shu
HD Technology Forum: Next Generation Filmmaking
Date: 14 October 2009
Location: Nanjing University of the Arts
Hosts: Cao Kai