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.

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Photo: CWFF.

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.

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The Other Half of the Sky. Photo: CWFF.

“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.

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View more information on the films on CWFF’s website and register to attend free screenings on its Eventbrite page.

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