Chinese Film Forum UK presents: Conference/ Women in East Asian Cinema

In this three-day conference, practitioners and researchers will be brought together through a mix of paper presentations, panel discussions, and events with industry guests, to highlight the increasing English-language research of women in East Asian cinema and to interrogate questions of labour, representation, and production contexts.

The event is hosted as a collaboration between the Chinese Film Forum UK (CFFUK), a Manchester-based collective, and HOME. 2019 marks ten years since “Visible Secrets: Hong Kong’s Women Filmmakers”: a film season that was organised by a nascent CFFUK at HOME’s old Cornerhouse venue. This year also marks HOME’s year-long programming initiative “Celebrating Women in Global Cinema” which continues the celebratory, research-led and consciousness raising ethos of the Visible Secrets project.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Jinhee Choi, Kings College London, as keynote speaker and Hong Kong director Jessey Tsang Tsui-Shan, who will present and discuss the UK Premiere of her latest film The Lady Improper (2019) at a special screening on Wed 04 Dec, 17:50. Admission to this screening and Q&A is included in the conference pass.

Women in East Asian Cinema is open to anyone with an interest in the subject area, whether you fancy seeing a few talks, or attending for the full three day programme.

The conference pass gives access to the full three-day conference. Early Bird registration, until Wed 27 Nov, is £25 (/£20 concessions). Full price passes after this date will be £35 (/£30 concessions).

Women in East Asian Cinema Conference – schedule

Women in East Asian Cinema is hosted thanks to support from the University of Salford.


Early Bird tickets at £25 (/£20 concessions) are available until Wed 27 Nov.

After that the full price of £35 (/£30 concessions) will be charged.