ABOUT PYIFF


Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival(PYIFF) was founded by Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke and film historian Marco Müller. Held in Pingyao, a magnificent city with 2,700 years of history, PYIFF celebrates the achievements of international cinema and promotes the works of young Chinese directors.


The year of 2017 and 2018 have seen two successful PYIFFs. With director Ang Lee's special authorization, PYIFF is named with a nod to his remarkable film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon .

PYIFF aims to become a professional showcase for exceptional films and outstanding filmmakers. We aim for quality, so PYIFF will be a "boutique festival" - modest in scale, but with ambitious aspirations.



PYIFF encourages dialogue between non-Western (Chinese, Asian, Eastern European, Latin American, and African), and Western film communities. 


The aim is to strengthen links between Chinese cinema and the cinema of non-Western countries, developing countries, and regions less familiar to the Chinese public. We strive to foster communication and collaboration between Chinese and international filmmakers. We also support young directors, in the hope of injecting new blood into Chinese cinema and promoting the growth of local art and culture.


Sections
●   Official Sections   ●

  • Crouching Tigers

  • Hidden Dragons

  • Galas

  • Nocturne

  • Best of Fest

  • Made-in-Shanxi

  • Retrospective
●   Programme   ●

  • Work-in-Progress Lab Screenings

  • Pingyao Project Promotion
●   Extension Sections   ●

  • Pingyao Corner

Crouching Tigers

卧虎

International directorial debuts or second features



Awards
  • 2019 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon East - West Award
  • Roberto Rossellini Awards
  • Feimu Awards
  • Youth Jury Awards
  • People’s Choice Awards
  • Work-in-Progress Lab Awards
  • Pingyao Project Promotion Awards
  • 2019 AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROTECTION OF AUDIOVISUAL COPYRIGHT
  • CINEPHILIA Critics' Award

2019 Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon East - West Award

2019卧虎藏龙东西方交流贡献荣誉

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The award committee organized by Jia Zhang-ke Art Center will elect a laureate every year, and present the award at the opening of PYIFF. 


The award is to celebrate their achievement in cinema, and their contribution to enrich the film culture East and West. It encourages openness, infusion and exchange. 
Team
Advisory Board
●   Creative Advisors   ●
●   Strategic Advisors   ●
Programmers

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