The China Women’s Film Festival, which is in its fifth year, has arrived in Hong Kong for the first time. HKFP is a media sponsor.
Billed as China’s only film festival dedicated to the empowerment of women, the festival aims to promote women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights in China through the use of art and film.
From March 2-11, CWFF will showcase 15 films which highlight the discrimination women and the LGBTQ+ community face around the world.
“In China, there is a lack of awareness about the many difficulties women face; therefore events such as the China Women’s Film Festival are of great importance,” the curators said.
“Not only do they empower and support women, but they also promote public awareness and understanding; which we hope triggers the desire for people to further women’s rights in China and abroad.”
Among the offerings is The Other Half of the Sky, a documentary about four of the most successful businesswomen in China and how they worked their way to the top in a patriarchal society and Ambiguous, a Chinese film based on a true story about a female student who has been molested by a professor by Shenzhen filmmaker Liu Ziyang.