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Archive Exhibition: A Decade of the China Independent Film Festival

Curatorial Statement

The Archival exhibition: A Decade of the China Independent Film Festival was curated by Sabrina Qiong Yu and Lydia Dan Wu in May 2014, and held at Northern Stage in Newcastle. It offered a detailed and evocative overview of the history of CIFF, which took place every autumn in the city of Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China, from 2001 to 2016. The exhibition recounts the story of the emergence and development of CIFF through a selection of archive materials including texts, posters, photos, and video clips from the first ten editions of CIFF. The exhibition also provides a window into the historical development of Chinese independent cinema more broadly between 2002 and 2014.