CIFA is committed to raising the visibility of Chinese independent cinema and advancing related research through writing and publication. As some initial steps, CIFA has set up four columns contributed by four prominent critics of Chinese independent cinema, founded a bi-lingual journal Chinese Independent Cinema Observer with the help of an editorial team made up of twelve independent film scholars and/or filmmakers around the world, and started publishing the writing of filmmakers on its official website. CIFA will publish newsletters regularly and compile reference materials for future researchers. Drawing on its extensive collections, CIFA also plans to publish book series and facilitate new research projects in the future. The archive will continue to update publications.