Unique experiences await at the upcoming China Women’s Film Festival

Photo: China Women’s Film Festival
Photo: China Women’s Film Festival

Lovers of film won’t want to miss the China Women’s Film Festival, Hong Kong (CWFF, HK). For the third year running, this eclectic showcase invites movie buffs to not only indulge in a wide selection of local and international films, but also meet with their directors, and partake in networking events, workshops and post-screening discussions.

This immersive festival will be held at EatonHouse in Hong Kong 21-31 May and has just announced its 2020 lineup of inspiring and thought-provoking stories. Some of these films will be screened for the first time in Asia, while others will be making their Hong Kong debut. For the benefit of local attendees, all films will have Mandarin or Cantonese subtitles.

Some the feature films set to headline the China Women’s Film Festival include The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open by Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Kathleen Hepurn, a tale of two young women forming a friendship while healing from physical abuse, which was nominated for ‘Generation 14plus – Best Film’ at the Berlin International Film Festival; and Adam by Maryam Touzani, a Moroccan story about a humble baker’s gradual acceptance of a pregnant stranger under her roof, which was nominated for ‘Un Certain Regard Award’ at the Cannes Film Festival.

In partnership with the French General Consulate and Women in Film and Television, France initiative, the third China Women’s Film Festival has announced a ‘French Women in Film’ programme. This special segment of the festival will feature films like Delphine et Carole by Callisto McNulty, a story about women of the 70s and 80s who used new video technologies to fight for women’s rights, which won Film De Femmes’ ‘Audience Award’; and Cassandro, the Exotico! by Marie Losier, a film about cross-dressing Mexican wrestlers that was nominated for Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Queer Palm’ award.

This multifaceted celebration of film is also a rare chance for you to meet international women filmmakers and activists like Cait Cortelyou, Roser Corella, Eva Tomanová and Park Sun-Joo, so remember to sign up early for the China Women’s Film Festival’s masterclasses and panel discussions.

Single tickets for evening and weekend screenings cost HKD60. Early bird tickets with 30% discount (HKD40) are available from 1st to 15th February 2020. Students can enjoy a HKD30 discount when they present valid student ID. All tickets can be purchased online through CWFF Facebook event page and other online platforms.

Just for our COCO+ members though, we’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets to three winners to catch a film of your choice at the CWFF this year.

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All COCO+ members interested in this giveaway should email to membership@coconuts.co with their full name and subject line “I want to attend the China Women’s Film Festival!”. Members will be notified via email on 28 February, so keep your eye on your inbox. We ask all winners to reply and claim their prize within 24 hours, or we will pick again.

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