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Mission Statement

Produced by Trinity CineAsia, Filming East and UK-China Film Collab, the Chinese Cinema Season was an online film screening event lasting for three months (12 Feb to 23 May 2021). It was the first online festival specialising in Chinese language films in the UK and Ireland.

Showcasing more than 50 films, hosting 9 discussion panels and many Q&As, Chinese Cinema Season offered a fast and unprecedented access to the best Chinese cinema during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

2021 Committee

Trinity CineAsia - Cedric Behrel, Managing Director/Millie Zhou/Operations Manager/Manda Tang, Marketing Manager

Filming East - Yao Tu, Co-director/Yixi Sun, Co-director

UK-China Film Collab - Hiu Man Chan, Founder & Director/Curtis Weir, International Film Relations Negotiator

About the Presenters

Trinity CineAsia is dedicated to showcasing outstanding Asian cinema to the UK and beyond. We aim to release the best Chinese and Asian films in cinemas simultaneously with their domestic release and on home entertainment and on-demand platforms. Long established as the go-to place for action and martial arts DVDs and Blu-rays, CineAsia hopes to enrich people’s taste in film and satisfy cinephiles with a sincere love letter to Asian cinema.

The Filming East Festival is a registered arts charity in the U.K. The aim of the organisation is to promote Chinese language film in the UK and in the West, while providing a platform for Sino-foreign communications and collaboration in the film industries.

UK-China Film Collab is a unique NGO founded by Dr Hiu Man Chan in 2020, developed from an award-winning research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in 2019. It specialises the research, practice and creation of film diplomacy.