dGenerate Films

dGenerate Films dGenerate Films is the leading distributor of contemporary independent film from mainland China to audiences worldwide. Established in 2008 by a team of filmmakers, writers and media innovators, dGenerate Films is the leading distributor of independent Chinese film in North America.
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We are dedicated to supporting these unprecedented movies and their makers, proudly taking our name from world cinema’s newest digitally-driven visionaries: the d-Generation.

We are dedicated to supporting these unprecedented movies and their makers, proudly taking our name from world cinema’s newest digitally-driven visionaries: the d-Generation.

Mission: dGenerate Films distributes contemporary independent film from mainland China to audiences worldwide. We are dedicated to procuring and promoting visionary content, fueled by transformative social change and digital innovation.

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"Emphatically continues the steely thematic thread of resistance to forms of state oppression and intimidation with whic...
08/31/2020
Outcry and Whisper (Hong Kong/China, 2020)

"Emphatically continues the steely thematic thread of resistance to forms of state oppression and intimidation with which all tiers of activists in China and Hong Kong must contend." Read on for Rowena Santos Aquino's review of Zeng Jinyan's documentary and latest dGenerate film OUTCRY AND WHISPER.

For their latest film collaboration, documentarian Huang Wenhai (credited as Wen Hai) and activist Zeng Jinyan as co-directors, alongside Trish McAdams’ animation, present a veritable collage of wo…

OVID is a streaming service for international films, with many from China. Here's a chance to win a free 1-month subscri...
08/25/2020

OVID is a streaming service for international films, with many from China. Here's a chance to win a free 1-month subscription!

Hi guys,

All fans of the #MiddleEarthPodcast fans can win a free month of OVID to binge-watch their exclusive films, they have over 60 movies from China alone.

You can claim this price just by :
1) Sharing your favorite Middle Earth's episode on any social media
2) Tag us/send a screenshot
3) 10 winners to be announced early Sept.

Gotta say we are pretty exited to offer something to those interested by China's cultural industry, some movies cannot be found anywhere else!

With the support of @OVID SupChina & dGenerate Films

Re-find all episodes here : https://supchina.com/series/middle-earth-chinas-cultural-industry-podcast/

In pursuit of a new documentary distribution paradigm, independent producer and distributor Karen Chien and strategist G...
08/25/2020
Getting Real NOW: Re-Wiring Distribution Networks

In pursuit of a new documentary distribution paradigm, independent producer and distributor Karen Chien and strategist Gary Chou will take a step back and look at the networks involved in filmmaking and the inequities that have resulted from them to date.

Join International Documentary Association for this digital conversation about where power sits in the film industry today and what opportunities there might be for creators to engage with it and reclaim it.

RSVP for "Re-Wiring Distribution Networks" on Thurs, Aug 27 11:00 PDT: https://www.documentary.org/event/getting-real-now-re-wiring-distribution-networks

Join us for a conversation between Karin Chien & Gary Chou about where power sits in the film industry today and what opportunities there might be for creators to engage with it and reclaim it.

We have a conversation between Jinyan Zeng, Trish McAdam, and Gina Marchetti up now: http://dgeneratefilms.com/post/outc...
08/25/2020
"Outcry and Whisper": A conversation between Jinyan Zeng, Trish McAdam, and Gina Marchetti

We have a conversation between Jinyan Zeng, Trish McAdam, and Gina Marchetti up now: http://dgeneratefilms.com/post/outcry-and-whisper-a-conversation-between-jinyan-zeng-trish-mcadam-and-gina-marchetti

For anyone interested in #feministfilm, this is one to read.

This text is edited from Gina Marchetti’s online conversation with Outcry and Whisper directors Jinyan Zeng and Trish McAdam on April 29, 2020 following the film's premiere at Visions du Réel.

New collection on OVID starring many dGenerate titles: ovid.tv/art-of-slow-cinema
07/28/2020

New collection on OVID starring many dGenerate titles: ovid.tv/art-of-slow-cinema

Over the past few months, we've had friends like Hyperallergic and the NY African Film Festival curate collections of their favorite films on OVID.

Today, we present "Essential Streaming from The Art(s) of Slow Cinema": ovid.tv/recent-collections

"When writing my book on Slow Cinema, I found myself time and again drawn to films coming from Asia. There is something very specific about them: their density, their observation of fast-paced changes, their portraits of what it means to be human today differs from films from other continents. Perhaps, it is the documentary character to most of them. Perhaps, it is because countries such as China, see the most rapid (and therefore also brutal) development in living memory. Filmmakers respond to this with observing the changes, recording them for future generations and posing vital questions as to how much a human being and a society can take." —Nadin Mai, Founder of The Art(s) of Slow Cinema

Immersive: Advancing Equity & Inclusion in the Documentary Field
07/21/2020
Immersive: Advancing Equity & Inclusion in the Documentary Field

Immersive: Advancing Equity & Inclusion in the Documentary Field

Join DOC NYC PRO for a deep-dive conversation about advancing social equity and inclusion in the documentary field. Guests include Nicole Tsien, board member of Brown Girls Doc Mafia; Denise Greene of Black Public Media; Day Al-Mohamed, independent filmmaker and founding member of FWD-Doc, Karin Chi...

07/02/2020
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"A pair of documentaries serve as an introduction to Hu Jie, a documentarian whose films memorialize the horrors of the Mao era.": nytimes.com/2020/07/02/movies/spark-and-the-observer-review.html

This is the second review on these two films in the NY Times this week! Watch both on OVID: http://ovid.tv/browse

Read on for a great New York Times feature on Hu Jie, a director whose films we have had the privilege of supporting sin...
06/30/2020
Excavating Chinese History, One Harrowing Film at a Time

Read on for a great New York Times feature on Hu Jie, a director whose films we have had the privilege of supporting since our beginning and is the director and subject of our two newest films available now.

The work of Hu Jie, who has made more than 30 movies, is little known even in China. The release of “Spark” and “The Observer” should make him better known abroad.

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06/30/2020
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Today, we're releasing two films by and about Chinese dissident artist Hu Jie films on OVID. A glowing review in the New York Times this week says that "for more than 20 years, the filmmaker Hu Jie has been trawling the deep waters of Chinese history to create a series of harrowing documentaries about the early years of Communist Party rule." nytimes.com/2020/06/28/movies/hu-jie-films.html

"SPARK (ovid.tv/videos/spark) — a film that has undergone many iterations, alternations and expansions — reconstructs the fate of a group of young people who started an underground journal 60 years ago. And THE OBSERVER (ovid.tv/videos/the-observer), a documentary about Hu by the Italian director Rita Andreetti, is at once a sympathetic portrait of the filmmaker and an introduction to his films."

06/16/2020
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A new interview with Yi Cui, the filmmaker behind OF SHADOWS and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is up on the dGenerate Films site: dgeneratefilms.com/post/interview-with-yi-cui-on-through-the-looking-glass

It's by Miasarah Lai, a documentary filmmaker and community coordinator for Brown Girls Doc Mafia. Don't miss it!

06/12/2020
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You can find dGenerate films on OVID: https://www.ovid.tv/dgenerate-film-collection

Enjoy the collection!

"A fantastic streamer for people with a taste for foreign, political, and otherwise beyond-the-American-mainstream films." — Vanity Fair

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05/26/2020

Today OVID moved to a new platform. With a new design and more features. www.ovid.tv What do you think?

Today we moved OVID to a new platform. With a new design and more features. What do you think? www.ovid.tv

5 Documentaries That Captivate China's Creative Life
04/30/2020
5 Documentaries That Captivate China's Creative Life

5 Documentaries That Captivate China's Creative Life

dGenerate’s catalogue of documentaries includes many politically critical – and excellent – films, but it also has several titles that point a lens at China’s artists: musicians, filmmakers, puppeteers, stage performers, providing an insight into the day-to-day lives of those trying to make ...

OXHIDE's Narrative of Refraction and the Dreamy Daze of WINTER VACATION
04/30/2020
OXHIDE's Narrative of Refraction and the Dreamy Daze of WINTER VACATION

OXHIDE's Narrative of Refraction and the Dreamy Daze of WINTER VACATION

Quentin Tarantino’s western drama, The Hateful Eight (2015), was lauded for the similar artistic decision of using an ultra-wide lens on someone’s face, in lieu of the usual exterior landscape, an entire decade after Lui had already contorted the technique in an arguably more fascinating capacit...

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04/28/2020
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The New Yorker's resident film critic Richard Brody has selected some of his favorite titles on OVID: newyorker.com/culture/the-front-row/what-to-stream-forty-six-films-from-ovidtv-crackle-and-ifc-films-unlimited

His list includes titles from your favorite distributors like Bullfrog Films dGenerate Films Distrib Films US Film Movement Grasshopper Film Icarus Films KimStim Kino Lorber and Oscilloscope Laboratories!

04/23/2020
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Brian Hu—the artistic director of Pacific Arts Movement—curates a list of his top 10 films for OVID. Check it out: ovid.tv/page/pacific

The list includes BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK, a Thai film in which a young film director researches a project about the 1976 massacre of Thai student activists at Thammasat University in Bangkok; Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing's epic 'TIL MADNESS DO US PART; the Japanese cult classic CREEPY, and many other Pan Asian films!

This list heavily features works from the dGenerate Films and KimStim collections.

04/09/2020
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04/08/2020
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Join us tomorrow, Thursday at 10am PST/1pm EST, here on Facebook for a "FB Live" event with our founder Karin Chien 💐—bring your questions on all things related to independent Chinese cinema!

Join us tomorrow, Thursday at 10am PST/1pm EST, here on Facebook for a "FB Live" event with the founder of dGenerate Films, Karin Chien 💐—bring your questions on all things related to independent Chinese cinema!

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Explore independent Chinese cinema through the eyes of Yi Cui. There's LATE SUMMER about a modern day incarnation of a centuries-old theatre, OF SHADOWS, a poetic ethnography, and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS, which takes place on a high-land Tibetan pasture: ovid.tv/search/yi%20cui

Want to watch some great independent Chinese films? Well just in time for the big lock-down OVID.tv now offers a free 30...
03/16/2020
Search china | OVID

Want to watch some great independent Chinese films? Well just in time for the big lock-down OVID.tv now offers a free 30 days of access! https://ovid.tv/search/china Just use the coupon code "1MONTH" at OVID.tv when you sign up ovid.tv/page/dgenerate

Explore, discuss, and let us know what you think!

After the free month if you like OVID and want to stay a subscription to the service costs only $6.99 per month or $69.99 yearly. Any problems or questions let us know! dGenerate Films is adding more titles to OVID all the time (3 more are scheduled for later this month!)

A curated streaming destination for documentaries and art-house films.

dGenerate community, these are tough times, many of us are stuck indoors, and so, we wanted to open our collection of fi...
03/16/2020
The dGenerate Films Collection | OVID

dGenerate community, these are tough times, many of us are stuck indoors, and so, we wanted to open our collection of films to all of you. We invite you to use the coupon code "1MONTH" at OVID.tv for free access for one month: ovid.tv/page/dgenerate

Explore, discuss, and let us know what you think!

dGenerate Films distributes contemporary independent film from mainland China to audiences worldwide. We are dedicated to procuring and promoting visionary content, fueled by transformative social change and digital innovation. dGenerate Films combines pioneering relationships in China with next-gen...

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03/02/2020

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Now on OVID.tv - Pema Tseden’s latest film JINPA - 3 of his films now are available on OVID.
02/27/2020
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Now on OVID.tv - Pema Tseden’s latest film JINPA - 3 of his films now are available on OVID.

We're beyond excited to add Pema Tseden’s new film JINPA, which is in theaters now, to OVID! This Tibetan film is a meditation on the path of life and how we can sometimes meet someone whose dreams overtake our own to the point that they converge: ovid.tv/details/_6119029280001

02/05/2020
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OVID is "the only place to see WE THE WORKERS (ovid.tv/details/_5555050477001), a film that prefigures major class battl...
01/25/2020
We the Workers | OVID

OVID is "the only place to see WE THE WORKERS (ovid.tv/details/_5555050477001), a film that prefigures major class battles that have the potential to shake up the world’s second wealthiest nation in the world, one that is communist in name only. With workers determined to win the rights that the American trade union movement once enjoyed, both here and in China, the stakes are enormous." -Louis Proyect louisproyect.org/2020/01/22/we-the-workers-american-factory/

China’s economic miracle has been built on cheap labor. And now, that labor is starting to fight back. Filmed in the southeastern part of the country, WE THE WORKERS is a vérité documentary that closely follows people organizing workers and fighting for collective bargaining rights. They find th...

We the Workers | OVID
01/23/2020
We the Workers | OVID

We the Workers | OVID

China’s economic miracle has been built on cheap labor. And now, that labor is starting to fight back. Filmed in the southeastern part of the country, WE THE WORKERS is a vérité documentary that closely follows people organizing workers and fighting for collective bargaining rights. They find th...

GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY (http://bit.ly/38ikJGR) & WE THE WORKERS (http://bit.ly/2R3keum) are now available to stream on OVID!...
01/17/2020
Girls Always Happy | OVID

GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY (http://bit.ly/38ikJGR) & WE THE WORKERS (http://bit.ly/2R3keum) are now available to stream on OVID! The former has been described by IndieWire as a comedy that "tells the LADY BIRD-like story." The latter about workers organizing in China.

For more on how WE THE WORKER provides a more balanced view of Chinese workers than AMERICAN FACTORY, read our co-founder Karin Chien's piece on Medium: medium.com/@karinchien/why-i-had-a-hard-time-watching-american-factory-d63918c60607
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Rising Chinese director Yang Mingming both directs and stars in GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY – a mother-daughter story that goes for the jugular. Wu (Yang Mingming) and her mother (Nai An) live in a Beijing hutong – an old community of cramped alleyways where everyone knows your business and houses are so...

11/08/2019
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So excited to announce that we have a new website ⁠— dgeneratefilms.com — where cinephiles can geek out over the boundar...
10/24/2019

So excited to announce that we have a new website ⁠— dgeneratefilms.com — where cinephiles can geek out over the boundary-pushing independent work coming out of China. Enjoy & spread the word!

10/22/2019
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At a recent University of Southern California panel Sabrina Qiong Yu made a good point: when faced with "the restrictive...
09/17/2019
Navigating “The Future of Independent Documentary in China” in 2019

At a recent University of Southern California panel Sabrina Qiong Yu made a good point: when faced with "the restrictiveness of the artistic climate," some indie filmmakers in China swing "for the fences–creating vastly ambitious, formally complex, and stylistically daring work." Read more: http://dgeneratefilms.com/uncategorized/navigating-the-future-of-independent-documentary-in-china-in-2019

by Maya E. Rudolph  “The Future of Independent Documentary in China” was the focus of a recent panel at the University of Southern California, where as part of the Visible Evidence documentary…

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