1st Berlin Chinese Film Festival

After Chinese film “Crosscurrent” received the widest exposure at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival a few days ago, another wave of Chinese films has taken over Berlin’s cinemas.

At the Berlin Chinese Film Festival (BCFF) held between Feb. 24 to 27, about 40 Chinese-language films were screened to European audience.

According to festival organizers, this film festival includes competition program, documentary program and youth program.

A total of 16 Chinese-language films were selected for the competition program.

Among them, “River Road” by Chinese director Li Ruijun won him the Best Screenplay award while “North By Northeast” won the Best Feature Film Award.

Chinese film star Fan Bingbing won the Best Actress award for her role in the film “Ever Since We Love”.

The best actor award went to Guo Fucheng for his performance in the 2015 film “Port of Call”, the director of which Philip Yung took home the Best Director award.

Degena Yun, director of “A Simple Goodbye” won the Best Young Director Award and the chance to do further study in Germany.

The BCFF, organized by the New Century Culture and the Ouzhou Shibao, aims to deliver a wide variety of Chinese feature films, documentaries, blockbusters and low-budget productions to the Berlin public.

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