SECOND ANNUAL SUBMISSIONS
第二届年度影片征集正式启动!

From May 9th to 12th, 2024 (tentative dates), we are excited to announce the upcoming Second Hamburg Chinese Film Festival (CFFH) in Germany. Starting from this edition, in recognition of our strong interest in the current landscape of Chinese-language artistic cinema, we are opening submissions to Chinese-language filmmakers from around the world!

​2024年5月9日到12日(暂定),即将迎来第二届德国汉堡华语影像展(CFFH)。基于对当前华语艺术影像景观的浓厚兴趣,从本届开始,我们将开放向全球的华语影像创作者征集作品!

In line with the inaugural "CHINESE FILM+ Hamburg Riverside Visual Week," the Hamburg Chinese Image Exhibition is not just a typical film festival but a comprehensive platform for contemporary Chinese art-house films and video art. While industry standards matter, we value unique authorial styles and genuine expression in today's content-rich era.

秉承首届“CHINESE FILM+汉堡河岸影像周”的理念,汉堡华语影像展不仅仅是一个通常意义上的影展,更是一个致力于推广和展示当代华语艺术电影(art-house film)和影像艺术(video art)的综合性艺术舞台。行业标准固然重要,但独特的作者风格(écriture)和自由、真实的表达在当今这个影像爆炸的时代显得尤为珍贵。

We strongly believe that the spirit of experimentation is key to visual arts innovation. The festival provides a platform beyond conventions, emphasizing narrative diversity, unique aesthetics, and fresh ideas.

我们坚信,实验精神始终是推进影像艺术创新的基石。我们希望为影像创作者及其作品提供一个突破常规、叙事多元、美学独特和理念新颖的交流平台。

Whether you're an emerging Chinese-language filmmaker or an established pro, regardless of your background or location, we wholeheartedly welcome your submissions! We eagerly anticipate connecting with all who share our passion for film and visual art.

无论您是新晋华语影像创作者,还是成熟华语影像工作者;无论您身处何方,家在何处,我们都真诚期待您的投稿!期待与每一位热爱电影与影像艺术的您相遇!

我们邀请提交各种类型的电影和视频作品,包括但不限于剧情片、纪录片、短片、动画和实验作品。

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Our Promise 我们提供

Thorough Review: We cherish and look forward to witnessing the current state of Chinese-language cinema. All the submitted films will undergo a careful review by our selection committee.
细致评审:我们珍惜并期待见证华语电影当前的样貌。所有提交的影片都将由评审委员逐一观看,审慎对待。

Encourage Innovation: Groundbreaking projects will receive the spotlight they deserve.
鼓励创新:具有开创性的影像作品将获得它应有的关注与赞誉。

Expert Evaluation: Renowned industry professionals choose winning films and provide insightful reviews.
专家评估:获奖影片将获得来自杰出的电影导演和评论家等著名电影业内人士组成的评审团的宝贵反馈。

Audience Engagement: Selected films are showcased in central Hamburg cinemas, enabling filmmaker-audience interactions and fostering meaningful connections.
观众互动:入围影片将在汉堡市中心的电影院展映,促使电影制作者与来自不同文化背景的观众互动,并拓展联系。

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Our Cinematic Journey 我们的电影旅程

In May 2022, the filmmakers Hanqi Sheng and the artist Zhichao Zhu initiated the Chinese-language independent film screening project “ShowcaseRiparian (河岸放映)” in Hamburg. By the end of 2022, the non-profit organization Hamburg Chinese Film and Media Art Association (Chinesische Medien- und Filmkunst e.V.) was established.

2022年5月,电影创作者盛涵琪和艺术家朱志超在汉堡发起了华语独立影像展映项目“河岸放映”(“ShowcaseRiparian”)。2022年年底,成立了非盈利性质的汉堡华语电影与媒体艺术协会(Chinesische Medien- und Filmkunst e.V.)。

As it developed, a dedicated team of film enthusiasts came together, bound by our shared passion for the project. We were also fortunate to receive significant support and encouragement from the film department of Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts, the Department of Culture and Media in Hamburg, the iconic local cultural institutions B-Movie, and Metropolis Kino. This support led to the creation of the first edition of the film festival.

发展过程中,志趣相投的电影节团队逐渐形成。同时我们非常幸运地获得了汉堡美术学院,汉堡文化与媒体部,汉堡本地文化地标性单位B-Movie及Metropolis Kino的极大支持和推动,第一届电影节由此得以举办。

The inaugural festival, held from January 10th to 15th in 2023 under the name “Chinese Film+,” received overwhelming acclaim. Its events witnessed sold-out shows attended by diverse audiences, film critics, and creators from Hamburg and beyond. The festival proudly introduced several Chinese art-house films to German audiences and even hosted two global premieres.

首届电影节以“Chinese Film+”为名,于2023年1月10日至15日举行,赢得了广泛的关注与赞誉。活动吸引了不同文化背景的观众、电影评论家以及来自汉堡及欧洲其他国家的创作者,数场爆满。电影节自豪地向德国观众介展示了多部华语艺术电影,甚至还展映了两部全球首映的影片。

Jury Award/ Special Mention
评审团大奖/评审团特别提及奖

Association Award
协会奖

1. Eligible Films for Submission
适用于提交的合格电影

For eligibility, films submitted to our festival must meet ONE or MORE of the following criteria:
为了符合我们电影节的资格,提交到我们电影节的电影必须满足以下一个或多个条件:

A. The film is directed by a filmmaker from regions encompassing Chinese-speaking communities of Chinese or Chinese descent, including but not limited to mainland China, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and so on.
电影由来自包括但不限于中国大陆、澳门、台湾、香港、马来西亚、新加坡等华语社区或华裔地区的导演执导。

B. At least 50% of the creative team members, including but not limited to the director, screenwriter, lead actors, cinematographer, or editor, should be from regions encompassing Chinese-speaking communities or of Chinese/Chinese descent.
主创团队成员(如:导演、编剧、主演、摄影师或剪辑师等)至少50%应为华人或华裔。

C. At least 50% of the dialogue in the film should be in Chinese or other Chinese dialects (excluding silent films), or the main characters should be from regions encompassing Chinese-speaking communities or of Chinese/Chinese descent.
除无对白电影外,影片中至少50%的对白应为华语,或者主要角色应来自包括但不限于华语社区或华裔地区。

*Nationality restrictions for the director or main cast team members do not apply.
*导演或主创团队成员无国籍限制。

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2. Acceptable Film Types
可接受的电影类型

All genres and lengths are encouraged to submit their work.

鼓励提交各种类型和长度的作品。
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3. Completion Date
完成日期

Films which are completed after 01.01.2021 are eligible.

2021年01月01日后完成的电影可提交。
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4. Submission Links and Passwords
提交链接和密码

Submitters are responsible for providing valid links and passwords to access their films. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

提交者负责提供有效的链接和密码以访问他们的电影。未能提供有效链接和密码可能会导致被取消资格。

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5. Number of Submissions
提交数量

A maximum of three films could be submitted.

最多可提交三部电影。

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6. Subtitle Requirement
字幕要求:

Non-English movies need to include English subtitles to facilitate the judging process and audience understanding.

非英语电影需要包含英文字幕,以便评审过程和观众理解。

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7. Entry Fee
参赛费

The entry fee is non-refundable.

参赛费不可退还。

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8. Festival Promotion Authorization
电影节推广授权

Upon selection for our festival, filmmakers automatically grant the festival the right to use approximately 30 seconds of film footage, stills, posters, director's headshot, and related materials for promotional purposes during the festival's duration.

一旦入围电影节,电影创作者将自动授权影展在活动之前及进程中使用30秒的电影片段、剧照、海报、导演头像和相关材料进行宣传。

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9. Copyright Ownership
版权所有权

Only the person or entity with full copyright ownership of the work is entitled to submit it to the festival.

只有完全拥有作品版权的个人或实体有权将其提交给电影节。

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10. Copyright Responsibility
版权责任

Filmmakers submitting their works to our festival are solely responsible for all copyright matters related to their films. The festival assumes no liability for any copyright disputes or claims. Filmmakers must ensure copyright compliance, indemnifying the festival against any issues that may arise. Non-compliance may result in disqualification.

将作品提交到我们电影节的个人或实体应对与其电影相关的所有版权事宜负有全部责任。影展对任何版权争议或索赔不承担任何责任。投递人必须确保版权合规,赔偿电影节可能发生的任何问题。不合规可能导致取消资格。