KARATARA – ‘Place of Deep Shadows’ (2022-)
A feature hybrid film by Teboho Edkins.
Karatara – ‘Place of Deep Shadows’, is a ghost film, in which the ghosts, both real and imagined, haunt the lives of a racially mixed race community in a small town in post-apartheid South Africa. Supported by Netherlands Film Fund (Thuthuka theme).
FLYING COWS (2022-)
Directors: Vahagn Khachatryan, Aren Malakyan. In the chaos caused by the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, a cow gives birth to a baby calf. Following their journey with cow dealers from Armenia through Iran to Irak, the film observes a variety of human landscapes on these ever shifiting borders, through the gaze of nature. Supported by Sundance […]
A short documentary film by Tushar Madhav. An Indian painter and a Japanese curator encounter each other during their migrations between the forest and the city. Trapped in crossing, while the painter slips into depression and takes the path of suicide, the curator pursues his life away from modern civilization inside a forest. A […]
THE OXYGENE STORY (2023)
A hybrid short film by Abhay Kumar. Supported by the Netherlands Film Fund. Logline: An AI program makes a film about Jean Michelle Jarre’s 1976 album ‘Oxygene’. However through an error of linking patterns, the program mixes the music documentary with the unfolding oxygen crisis in India.
SINGING FOR SILENCE (2023)
A feature documentary by Yixin Zhang.
In 2018, two artists encountered a group of non-hearing kids in the remote village of Miao-minority region in China, and start a chorus with them. Will singing change their fate?
THE VAGRANT MASTER (2023)
A feature documentary film by Weichao Xu, Weixi Chen.
A man starts to lose control of his life when the overnight fame puts his feet back on the society once left him behind.
Supported by Sundance Documentary Fund for development.
A MARBLE TRAVELOGUE 石史诗 (2021)
A piece of white marble stone mined in Greece takes us on its Odyssey journey along the global consumption driven by the Chinese domestic market to investigate the current role of China as the “world buyer”. Director: Sean Wang. In co-production with ARTE G.E.I.E Producers: Jia Zhao […]
I AM SO SORRY (2021)
Director: Zhao Liang. In the context of contemporary high-tech and totalitarianism, Pandora’s Box presents the predicament of global warming in terms of humanity’s choices about nuclear energy. Producers: ZHAO’S IMAGE PRODUCTION LIMITED, LES FILMS D’ICI. Co-producers: Ruby Chen, Jia Zhao
ADAMIANI – Inori no tani (2022)
A feature documentary by Hirotoshi Takeoka. Krakow International Film Festival ( International competition, FIPRESCI award).
The Kists are Georgian Chechens who live in the Pankisi Gorge. The local men are known for their bravery but also infamous for being ‘terrorists’. The documentary is a multi-threaded story of inhabitants of a little known place in the Caucasus. […]
TIDYING UP WUHAN (2021)
A short film by Yijun ZHOU; Co-director: Yue WU.
In the aftermath of COVID-19, Xi Ka (29), a “Chinese Marie Kondo” unexpectedly dives into lives of grieving families in Wuhan.
BEE TOGETHER (2023)
A young beekeeper in China and his bees take us on a journey cross seasons and places, chasing nectars and dreams. In co-production with Tae Yamamoto (Japan). In collaboration with NHK Japan.
Director: Zhiqi Pan
DREAM OF THE SUPERBRIDGE 江桥梦 (2023)
In Wuhan, China, another mega-bridge across the Yangtze River is in construction. The story of Ma Wenjun, a former migrant worker who developed himself into an engineer. The story reflects that of many Chinese and their fate within an institutionalized system where no one can escape.
Director: Wang Yang
SMOG TOWN (2019)
China’s pollution crisis inspires an environmental regulator to write novels that go viral. We follow his journey. IDFA 2019 First Appearance Competition. Supported by IDFA Bertha Fund and NFF+IBF fund. https://www.idfa.nl/en/film/4af1d3c0-52f6-4044-8c39-7086f2138a4b/smog-director/idfa-bertha-fund
Director: Meng Han. In co-production with Vincent Du.
FOUR JOURNEYS (2021)
Director: Louis Hothot Producer: Pieter van Huystee. Coproducer: Ruby Chen. Associate producer: Jia Zhao
I was illegal because of China’s One Child Policy. After living in Holland for five years, I travel back home to revisit my illegal childhood and the guilt I feel towards my parents who paid such an expensive price for my delivery. While […]
INNER LANDSCAPE 内心风景 (2019)
Documentary film about Chinese modern music composer Guo Wenjing and Sichuan opera. Director: Frank Scheffer. Supported by Dutch Film Fund, Dutch Media Fund, Cobo Fund. Official programme at Holland Festival 2015 and IFFR2019. In coproduction with Selfmade Films and Pieter van Huystee films.
JOURNEY TO THE MORGENLAND (2023)
Director: Frank Scheffer.
An art documentary film about the soul of arts in the context of war through the search journey of Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh. In co-production with Selfmade Films.
MAKING OF JINZI 金子拍中拍 (2017)
The Sichuan-opera JINZI is adapted from the famous novel ‘Wilderness’ by Cao Yun and has been played since 20 years by the same group of artists. In April 2017, Chongqing Opera Institute commissioned the theatre film of JINZI to an English production team.
Directors: Frank Scheffer & Jia Zhao
LADY OF THE HARBOUR 芳舟 (2017)
Logline: Suzanna is a strong Chinese woman living since 15 yeas in Greece. Since December 2015, she leads a group of Greek Chinese to help refugees, as atonement towards her past. IDFA2017 Dutch Competition. In collaboration with Knowledge Network Canada. Supported by AND of Busan International Film Festival.
Director: Sean Wang
THE CROW IS BEAUTIFUL 乌鸦是美丽的 (2017)
Logline: What do we see if all pre-defined ‘isms’ in the Western art history are put away? A documentary film about the ironic Chinese painter He Duoling. In coproduction with Interakt.
Director: Frank Scheffer & Jia Zhao. Premiere at IDFA2017 Masters
FALLEN FLOWERS THICK LEAVE 落下花长满叶 (2016)
A documentary film about generations of Chinese women with sex equality as the start point.
Director: Laetitia Schoofs.
IDFA 2016 Dutch Competition. In co-production with Kobalt Production. Supported by KRO-NCRV, ARTE/ZDF and Netherlands Film Fund.