CNEX is the short form of “Chinese Next” and “See Next”. As the biggest non-profit film foundation based in Beijing, Taipei and Hong Kong, it is devoted to the production and promotion of Chinese-language documentaries. CNEX strives to facilitate cultural exchange between Chinese and the rest of the world by supporting the production of documentaries about contemporary Chinese people, their lives, and their societies. CNEX aspires to become a platform supporting Chinese documentary filmmakers in developing a sustainable strategy for contemporary Chinese documentary-making. CNEX aims to establish and develop a library of global Chinese non-fiction works to preserve an audiovisual record of Chinese communities and their cultures during a time of unprecedented and rapid change.
Fanhall started in 2001, is the earliest online platform for Chinese independent cinema. It aims to create an inclusive, unbiased platform, where various independent film works and all viewpoints and positions related to them collide and converge, thereby enhancing the impact of independent films on the society. On this platform, all people who like, support, and are willing to promote the development of independent films will join together, record the discussion of independent films, and build an independent film community for sharing, communication, and openness, and discuss all topics related to independent films. Fanhall hopes to make a better environment with the support and encouragement of audience and indie filmmakers where independent films grow and flourish.
Sheffield Doc/Fest is the UK’s premier documentary festival, promoting the art and business of documentary and non-fiction storytelling. Doc/Fest is a hub for documentary and non-fiction content across all platforms, from feature length films to shorts, and including interactive, augmented reality, and virtual reality projects. It is the place for pioneering and innovative filmmakers, ideas, projects, debate and thinking—as well as for business, pitching, and training. The annual festival comprises: a film programme of international documentary screenings; a programme of interactive, augmented reality and virtual reality projects; talks with high profile speakers; pitching and training; social events and networking; and year-round screenings, talks, and training outside of the festival period. Doc/Fest attracts over 36,000 festival-goers each year, including over 3,500 industry delegates from over 60 countries.