The 16th China Changchun Film Festival(CCFF), under the direction of China Film Administration, is hosted by Central Radio and Television Station, The People’s Government of Jilin Province and organized by The Changchun Municipal People's Government.

As the capital city of Jilin Province in the northeast of China, Changchun is a beautiful city with long history and rich culture, advanced city infrastructure, amazing views and food.

Some background information you might be interested:
-The CCFF was founded in 1992, making it the oldest State-level Film Festival in China;
-Before 2020, the CCFF was a biennial film festival, focusing on Chinese-language films only;
-From 2020 onwards, the Festival aims to be an annual cultural and industrial event facing international movies and bridging worldwide film professionals;
-International Screening at 16th CCFF is scheduled to take place from September 4th to 12th, 2021.

Considering the effect of Covid-19 Pandemic, feature-length(no less than 70 minutes) films that have been completed after January 1st, 2020 are all eligible this year for submission. For International Screening, we have carefully curated following four sections.

• Movie World, a selection of current worldwide films of both art-house and genre-driven line-ups featuring a variety of contents from different cultures to pondering on our world and ourselves;
• The Force, a program to explore new talents and films with strong content or value expressions, new perspectives in storytelling, unique image styles, or new technological trials with the hope of leading into a future trend in film making;
• Salute!, a retrospective program paying tribute to the past and classics, film masters, historic movements and trends, aesthetics divisions in film history;
• Movie Talk, a cherry-pick selection of films of outstanding creativity, of cutting-edge skills in film making, of new perspectives, or of controversial subjects, presented by both screenings and in-depth dialogues among filmmakers and industry professionals.


Article 1

This Regulation is drawn to cover submission and participation in International Screening of 16th China Changchun Film Festival. (hereinafter referred to as CCFF or The Festival).

Article 2

CCFF is under the direction of China Film Administration, hosted by Central Radio and Television Station and The People’s Government of Jilin Province and organized by The Changchun Municipal People's Government.

Article 3

Since 2020, The Festival is held in September every year.
International Screening at 16th CCFF will be held from Saturday Sep 4 to Sunday Sep 12, 2021.

Article 4

The feature-length films that meet the following conditions are eligible for International Screening(Except for tribute or retrospective);

1) Film that has been completed after January 1, 2020.

2) The minimum running time is 70 minutes.

3) Format: DCP

4) Asia premiere or China premiere is preferred.

Article 5

Please enquire festival staff listed below to submit your films no later than June 15, 2021. We require either portable storage devices(DVD, USB Disk, Hard Disk)or online screener for preview. The submitted version must accord with the film copy once selected. Screeners may be sent to the following address by the above deadline:

China Changchun Film Festival
15th Floor, Building 12
Wanda Plaza 93 Jianguo Road,
Chaoyang District Beijing, P.R. China

Contact of film submission (European and African)
Clement LIU
Email :

Contact of film submission (American, Asian and Oceanian)
June LIN

Contact of film submission (Greater China)

Article 6
The CCFF Organization Committee will be in charge of selecting and determining the final selection for the Film Festival.
More documentation on each selected film including synopsis, film stills, biography & photo of director, cast and crew list for catalogue uses, as well as English subtitled/dialogue list, poster and film trailer (Detailed material list will be indicated in the film invitation separately), must reach the Festival before July 31, 2021.

Article 7

No film selected may be withdrawn for any reason from the Festival once its participation has been officially confirmed by the submitter in writing. During the entire Festival, none of the selected films may be shown outside the Festival's official theaters before its official presentation.

Article 8

Non-English-speaking films must be subtitled in English. The submitters must provide the Festival with complete English subtitled lists which accord with those on the DCP. For versions not corresponding exactly to this definition, the Festival remains the right to decline the festival selection. Subtitles from English to Chinese will be translated and operated by the Festival for the purpose of festival screening.

Article 9

DCP of the selected films must reach the Festival before July 31, 2021. It is obligatory for the submitters to follow the shipping instructions which accompany notification of film selection into the Festival.

The Festival covers outbound shipping fee and insurance fee.
In case of damage to or loss of the DCPs during the period from the receipt of the DCPs to the delivery of DCPs by the Forwarding Agent, the Festival is only responsible for the costs involved in making a new DCP according to the current laboratory rates for ordering a standard DCP.

All the film DCPs must be sent to the indicated address in the invitation,

The Festival must be notified of film titles, film format, date and way of delivery as well as the air waybill when the films are sent.

DCPs will be returned to the address indicated by the submitter within two weeks of the end of the Festival.

Article 10

The director or one from the main crew of the selected films will be invited to attend the Festival. (Detailed offerings will be indicated in the invitation separately.)

Article 11

The Festival maintains the right to decide all cases not provided in these Regulations, taking into account the clauses of the FIAPF International Regulations.

Article 12

Participation in the Festival implies adherence to the regulations as here set out. It is the responsibility of the submitters to ensure that they are legitimately entitled to submit a film to the Festival.

Article 13

The Festival is very much aware of the global situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, carefully monitoring all developments of the virus, and following China’s policies on epidemic prevention and control. The Festival may adopt alternative ways to organize its events if they are likely to be effected by a newer situation. In any case, the Festival remains committed to providing up-to-date information to all the film submitters.

Article 14

CCFF Organization Committee reserves the right of final explanation of all above articles.