Film festival focused on Chinese culture in Europe aims to encourage new public debate

De Monfort University Leicester,
06 May 2022, United Kingdom

Dr Hiu Man Chan, Lecturer in Creative and Cultural Industries, has announced that the hybrid festival, titled Odyssey: A Chinese cinema season, will open at the Picturehouse cinema in London and Edinburgh on Tuesday 10 May, giving people a chance to learn about Chinese culture in Europe.

Dr Chan, who specialises in international film diplomacy between the UK and Greater China, has backed the festival through her non-profit organisation, UK-China Film Collab (UCFC). It was developed from a research project initially funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in 2019 with the aim of inspiring and inventing film-related collaborations and cutting-edge debates between the two countries.