Shirley Lin, a member from our Future Talent Programme 2021-2022, Lead Curator for Odyssey 2022 has co-launched a new film festival in the Lake District with Keswick Alhambra Cinema. We are very proud to see Shirley’s success in her new journey.

The Mint Chinese Film Festival is the first Chinese Film Festival in Cumbria that will take place at the Keswick Alhambra Cinema, in northwest England‘s Lake District in the UK, from the 3rd to the 5th of February 2023. This film festival is a joint initiative between Edinburgh University alumnus Dr Carol Rennie (MSc and PhD in Chinese Literature), the owner/director of the Keswick Alhambra Cinema, and Yixiang Shirley Lin (2022 MSc graduate in Film, Exhibition and Curation), a film curator and the founder of UnicornScreening.

Mint feature film programme creates insight and sound during this three-day festival journey.

In the spirit of reclaiming the Chinese film heritage, the festival selected a handful of films spanning from 1998 to 2022, which across the festival-awarded Chinese arthouse: An Old New Play(2021), Virgin Blue (2021), the prominent wuxia film (martial art film), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon(2000)by Ang Lee, and a tactile documentary, Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema(1998)by Stanley Kwan.

To learn more about the festival, please visit its official website.