Start From Zero:Pingyao International Film Festival
從零出發:平遙國際電影展


Edited by 編輯 x Michelle Yu 余小悦 Shoran jiang 姜嘯然

 

The first edition of Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (PYIFF) will take place from 19-26th October 2017, held in the magnificent ancient city of Pingyao which has a history of 2700 years. 2017 is Pingyao Year 0, meaning the fresh start of a brand new and young film festival, which will celebrate the latest achievements in international cinema, as well as promote work from young Chinese directors.

 

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival was initiated by leading Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke and prestigious festival director Marco Müller, organized by Pingyao Film Festival Company.

PYIFF is named after Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with film director Ang Lee’s special authorisation and it’s hoped that the success of that remarkable film will encourage PYIFF to become a vibrant and exciting event for China.

The Crouching Tigers section will focus on young directors, while the Hidden Dragons section will celebrate “genre cinema”.

PYIFF aims to see all filmmakers and film audiences receive the respect that they deserve. By helping with young directors’ growth, the Festival also hopes to inject new blood into Chinese film industry.

 

Bridging and Conversing

Acting as a bridge to connect China and non-western filmmakers, PYIFF encourages more communication and collaboration of both and will construct a unique aesthetic standard of PYIFF.

Screenings at the Festival will focus on non-western films, embracing dialogues between non-western and western films to create more possibilities for Chinese film industry. The Festival will reach out to eastern Europe, to Latin America, to Asia, to Africa, and to places that are less known to the Chinese audience.

 

Six Sections

The Festival consists of six sections, Galas, Crouching Tigers, Hidden Dragons, Best of Fest, New Generation China and Retrospective/Tributes. Alongside with screenings, exhibitions, forums, master classes, symposiums and many more events would also be held. The quality of films is at the core of the Festival, and it strives for a “boutique festival”: modest in scale, but with big aspirations.

The Galas section consists of major films, whose global or Asian premieres will take place during PYIFF. There will be Red Carpet galas and premiere celebrations every day throughout the Festival week.

The Crouching Tigers section is dedicated to the discovery of outstanding new directors and new films. Debut or second feature films will be selected from young directors around the world. The Festival welcomes the selected films to present their world, international or Asian premiere at the Festival.

The Hidden Dragons section features genre cinemas from all over the world. The Festival will introduce a variety of high-quality genre cinemas which represents new trends and combines latest elements in the world.

The Best of Fest section will select outstanding and award-winning films from major internal festivals of 2017 to make their Asia debut in Pingyao.

The New Generation China section is designated for new voices from around the country. The latest works from young Chinese directors will be screened, showcasing new China’s freedom and creativity with the hope to inspire by using the power of the moving image.

Retrospective/Tributes section will show selected classic films or pay tribute to specific filmmakers.

As extended events of the Festival, “Corners of Pingyao” is a special open-air screenings programme for off-sections films, which shall provide a wider selection for the audience and better place for interaction.

 

Strong Lineup

The Festival has assembled a team of selectors that includes well-known filmmakers: Marie-Pierre Duhamel, Richard Lormand, Sandra Hebron, Alena Shumakova, Diego Lerer, Deepti D’Cunha, Tomita Mikiko, Babak Karimi, and Jeremy Chua.

The remarkable line-up also includes creative and strategic advisors who are renowned directors, experienced producers, film festival organisers and distinguished film investors.

The creative advisory board consist of acclaimed directors, namely: the mainstay of Chinese film industry Feng Xiaogang; noted Hongkong director Johnnie To; Berlinale Golden Bear Prize winner Walter Salles; Alexander Sokurov, one of the most eminent contemporary directors in Russia and all-rounded Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

The strategic advisors includes: James Schamus, American producer, screenwriter, and long-term collaborator with director Ang Lee; Aleksandr Rodnyansky, leading Russian-Ukrainian producer; Roger Garcia, executive director of Hongkong International Film Festival; Olivier Père, director of film acquisitions 1for Arte France, and the distinguished film investor Tony Cao, Chairman of Puhua Capital.

 

 

2017年10月28日到11月4日期間,首屆平遙國際電影展將在擁有2700年歷史的中國山西平遙古城舉辦。2017年將是“平遙國際電影展”的“平遙元年”,一個全新的、年輕的電影展的新開始。

 

臥虎藏龍

平遙國際電影展由著名電影導演賈樟柯發起創立,由馬克·穆勒擔任藝術總監,由平遙電影展有限公司主辦。在電影導演李安的特別授權下,平遙國際電影展以“臥虎藏龍”為名,平遙影展中的新導演單元將以“臥虎”命名,而另一個重點單元“類型電影特別關注”則將被命名為“藏龍”單元。而首屆平遙國際電影展,也將是“臥虎藏龍”,虎虎生威的一次盛會。
平遙國際電影展就是希望電影創作者和電影觀眾都得到尊重。電影展以助推青年導演成長為目標,為電影產業輸送更多新鮮血液。

 

橋梁與對話

平遙國際電影展旨在增強中國電影與非西方、發展中國家電影從業者的聯繫和合作,在藝術領域建立起兩者之間的有力橋梁,並樹立起一個專屬於平遙國際電影展的評價體系。
影展以展映非西方影片為主,在擁有2700年歷史的平遙古城形成非西方電影與西方電影的對話,為中國電影產業提供更多的可能性。電影展除了關注中國電影,還將目光投向了好萊塢之外,投向東歐與拉美,投向亞洲與非洲,投向那些容易被中國觀眾忽略的地方。

 

六大單元

影展由紅毯首映、臥虎、藏龍、影展之最、中國新生代、回顧/展映六大單元構成,同時也將舉辦一系列與放映活動緊密結合的藝術展、論壇、大師講堂、研討會等活動。展映的電影以質取勝,這些電影具有鮮明的特色,而平遙電影展也是一個“大格局、小身段”的精品電影展。

紅毯首映單元包括多部年度重量級影片,歡迎這些影片在平遙古城進行全球首映、國際首映或亞洲首映。這意味著,平遙國際電影展期間,每天都有一部影片在平遙古城進行隆重的紅毯儀式和首映禮。

臥虎單元致力於發掘優秀新人新作,在全球範圍內選擇新導演的處女作或第二部電影,歡迎這些影片在平遙國際電影展進行全球首映、國際首映或亞洲首映。

藏龍單元關注來自世界各地的類型電影,平遙國際電影展將為觀眾帶來代表當代最新趨勢、集合最新元素的優秀類型片。

影展之最單元將從2017年主要的國際電影節中精選出優秀獲獎影片,在平遙國際電影展進行亞洲首映。

回顧/致敬單元放映經過精心策劃、具備獨特視角的影史經典作品,或將設置向知名電影人致敬環節。

作為平遙國際電影展的延伸項目,“平遙一角”將在古老而滄桑的平遙城墻邊同時進行多場活潑的小規模露天放映。本單元展映平遙國際電影展正式單元之外的優秀長片、短片,這將幫助這些新鮮影像尋找觀眾,也為觀眾提供多種選擇以及自由交流的空間。

 

強大的陣容

電影展已組建起一支遍布全球的專業級選片顧問團隊,包括知名電影從業者杜阿梅(法國)、桑德拉·希伯來(英國)、理查德·洛曼(美國)、冨田三起子(日本)、阿勒娜·夏滿克娃(俄羅斯)、巴巴克·卡里米(伊朗)、蒂亞戈·雷爾(阿根廷)、蒂普提·迪控雅(印度)和傑洛米·蔡(新加坡)在內的選片顧問團隊,將為參加平遙國際電影展的來賓和觀眾精選出40餘部富有特色的電影。

除此之外,平遙國際電影展的顧問團包括藝術顧問和策略顧問,囊括中外電影界的大師級人物,比如知名導演、資深電影製片人、電影節組織者和著名電影投資人,陣容堪稱強大。

平遙電影展的藝術顧問團擁有五名中外知名導演,他們分別是中國電影扛鼎人物馮小剛,中國香港著名導演杜琪峰,柏林電影節金熊獎得主沃爾特·塞勒斯,俄羅斯當代最重要的導演之一亞歷山大·索科洛夫,以及印度全能型電影人阿努拉格·卡施亞普。

策略顧問的五位成員則包括:美國著名制片人、編劇、與李安導演長期的合作者詹姆士•沙姆斯,俄羅斯著名制片人亞歷山大•羅德尼亞斯基,香港國際電影節主席高思雅,法國藝術電視臺電影部總監奧利維爾•拜耳。普華集團董事長曹國熊也成為了平遙國際電影展顧問。曹國熊是一位企業家,他管理的基金規模超過百億元人民幣,並且先後投資過博納影業、果麥文化,以及韓寒的亭東影業、賈樟柯的暖流文化等多家電影及泛娛樂公司。