Electric Shadows: Leicester Chinese Film Festival is an inaugural event to be launched in the city of Leicester this winter, scheduled to take place between the 14th and 20th of November.
The festival will not only include a screening programme of the latest Chinese-language films at Showcase Cinema, but also a series of events dedicated to free Mandarin lessons by the Confucius Institute at De Montfort University as well as industry networking at the LCB Depot. This is the first ever festival dedicated to the celebration of Chinese cinema in East Midlands.
7 feature films have been selected for this year’s festival. The full programme will be announced later this month. Electric Shadows 2022 is an event presented by De Montfort University Confucius Institute in partnership with UK-China Film Collab (UCFC). Responding to recent media coverages, the festival aims to provide an alternative space for public discussion and a surprise in international film diplomacy.
The organising committee of Electric Shadows includes:
Dr Kate Gerrard, Director of Faculty Operations (Arts, Design and Humanities) & Director of Global Campus Operations at De Montfort University
Dr Yingjun Yang, Chinese Director of De Montfort University Confucius Institute
Dr Hiu Man Chan, Lecturer in Creative & Cultural Industries at De Montfort University, Founder & Director of UK-China Film Collab.