UCCA Beijing

2017 6th CIAFF


Location:  Auditorium
Language:  Chinese

In order to promote the development of Chinese independent animation films, UCCA and China Independent Animation Film Forum (CIAFF) collaborate to hold a series of lectures and film screenings. For September, UCCA and CIAFF present “Seeking the Flickers of Memory—the Works of Tang Bohua.” Two of Tang Bohua’s films will be screened, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker. The Country of Summer Insects (2014) tells a story of a character surpassing the limitations of space and time to find the treasured “Ice.” Mogao Sunlight (2016) is about the pursuit ofinner faith achieved by abandoning the dichotomy of life and death.

As part of a younger generation of filmmakers, Tang Bohua has lived through unprecedented social transition and played close witness to the effects of globalization on Chinese social culture. Tang Bohua’s films capture his experience from various perspectives. He utilizes a slow and “unscientific” approach to express his ideas about the possibility for emerging creators to facilitate cultural exchange in the context of rapid globalization.

Ticketing: Free


*Collect your ticket from reception 45 minutes before the event begins;

*Please no late entry;

*Seating is limited, and tickets must be collected individually;

*Please keep mobile devices on silent.

UCCA Membership Benefits

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For this event, UCCA members will enjoy:

• Exclusive seats reservation service

• Members-only guided tour

For UCCA members, please send us your name and mobile number to RSVP (ve@ucca.org.cn) or call UCCA membership hotline: +86 10 5780 0200


Pi San (Chief Planner of China Independent Animation Film Forum)

Pi San is the founder of the Hutoon animation company, Chief Planner of the China Independent Animation Film Forum, an animation film director, and a new media artist. He is a representative figure and leading force in Chinese independent animation.

Yi Yuxiao (CIAFF Artistic Director)

Yi Yuxiao is the CIAFF’s Artistic Director. She is currently a PhD student in the New Media Arts department at Beijing Film Academy.

Tang Bohua (Independent animation artist, contemporary ink wash painter)

Tang Bohua was born in Liuyang, Hunan Province in 1986. In 2009 he graduated from the Department of Printmaking at the China Academy of Art. He established Beijing Inkman Cultural Communication Co. Ltd. in 2011. Tang has previously participated in the 60th International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen, the 24th International Animation Festival in Zagreb, the 68th International Film Festival in Edinburgh, the 7th International Animated Film Festival in Poland, the 25th International Short Film Festival in São Paulo, and the 45th Tampere Film Festival.


China Independent Animation Film Forum

The China Independent Animation Film Forum is the first non-profit animation project created by an NGO in Mainland China. It was founded by independent animation director Pi San in 2011. The current Art Director is Yi Yuxiao. In 2015, CIAFF established a curatorial system, where curators are each in charge of planning a forum. The theme of the 6th CIAFF is “Chromosome,” and is curated by Liu Shuliang and Xiao Jian. The CIAFF will be held in October in Beijing. Finalists will be screened during the forum, and compete for the final prize.

For the past six years, the CIAFF has always sought to encourage the creation of principles and standards that can support independent animation. By October 2016, the organization received a total of 2000 entries from more than 50 colleges and universities at home and abroad for the contest. There were 204 works that qualified, and ultimately 21 winners. The CIAFF will be reporting on and promoting this year’s finalists, who will also be recommended to participate in famous domestic and international animation festivals, exhibitions, and exchanges, and collaborate with institutions and businesses.

Beijing Hutoon Animation, Ltd.

Hutoon Animation is a platform dedicated to the promotion and growth of internet animation content and management. Its mission is to create a series of animation brands that are both influential and highly marketable. Its representational works include “Bang, Bang, Bang”, “Miss Puff”, “Good Man”, “DouLer Baby”. Hutoon Animation has received numerous awards and much praise within the industry.


14:30-14:50 Ticket pick-up at the reception desk (for UCCA members who RSVPed)

14:50-15:20 Exclusive UCCA members-only guided tour

15:00-15:30 Ticket distribution at the reception desk (for UCCA members who didn’t RSVP and non-members)

15:30-18:30 Conversation

*Please arrive promptly.