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Sabrina Yu: Successful AHRC bid

Sabrina Yu's recently made a successful AHRC bid for her project Independent Cinema in China, 1990-2017: State, Market and Film Culture

Sabrina Yu's AHRC bid was successful and she has been awarded 1 million pounds for her project: Independent Cinema in China, 1990-2017: State, Market and Film Culture 

 This four-year international project is led by Dr Sabrina Yu as PI, with Prof Chris Berry (King's College), Dr Luke Robinson (Sussex)  and Prof Zhang Xianmin (Beijing Film Academy, China) as Co-Is, and Sheffield Doc/Fest and CNEX (China) as industry partners, supported by a full-time Research Associate (45 months).

This project aims to preserve independent films made in the PRC in the past three decades and to conduct comprehensive research into this unique but under-researched film culture. The main outcomes include the first Chinese independent film archive in Europe in which a rare collection of Chinese independent films and a disappearing film production and exhibition culture are preserved, the first Chinese independent film online database, a YouTube channel, a multi-media exhibition, and various forms of academic publications and conferences. We will also collaborate with filmmakers and a range of industry partners both in the UK and China to hold a Sheffield Doc/Fest-CNEX Documentary Summit in Beijing, panel discussions on UK-China co-production at Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK, Chinese Eco-documentaries UK tour, an indie film week in Newcastle and a multi-media exhibition at Baltic. 

published on: 25 March 2019