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Confucius Institute 曼彻斯特大学孔子学院

Looking China

Looking China is a cultural experience programme sponsored by Huilin Foundation that has been successfully run since 2011 and is receiving increasingly extensive influence both in China and abroad.

In 2017, 100 participants from 30 different countries, including two graduates from The University of Manchester, made short documentary films about China through their different international lenses. This programme has become a significant part of the brand of Beijing Normal University, partner of the Confucius Institute at The University of Manchester, showcasing the enchanting aspects of China and promoting Chinese culture.

The programme will run from 30 June to 18 July 2018 in Shanxi, China on the theme of 'Ecology, Biology, Lifeology'The final screening of all short films will take place in Beijing, China. For successful candidates, all the expenses including the international airfare are fully covered.

Documentaries produced by last year's University of Manchester participants can be watched here:

This programme is offered in conjunction with Beijing Normal University (BNU), the partner university in China for the Confucius Institute. BNU offers a number of scholarships for Institute and University of Manchester students to attend their short programmes in China.

Visit the Looking China website.

Applications for 2018 Looking China are now closed.

Applicants must be a student of The University of Manchester or a student of the Manchester Confucius Institute. Candidates are also expected to have the technical competence of making short films (including editing) and must submit their previous work as part of the application process.

Please submit your CV and a description of your related experiences on film and video productions to no later than Sunday 25 February 2018.

Successful candidates will agree to let CI use the short film for non-commercial use such as for the promotion of future programmes and sharing the cultural experience with other organisations.