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The non-profit making association EUCHAN is a real audiovisualexchangenetwork between Europe and China. In fact, it has developed bilateral exchanges on cinema and television matters for the past 25 years. The association has participated and organised many festivals, helped to promote movies but also manages audiovisual archives as well as an information website. Today, EUCHAN is reckoned on an international level as a benchmark in its field.
Feature official and independant Chinese films in theaters or during festivals in Belgium but also all around Europe.
Screening of Belgian and European films at Chinese international festivals like Changchun, Shangai and Beijing since 1992.
Responsible of the 2008 Cinéchine festival programming, expert at Europalia China 2010.
Permanent contact in China : Ministry of Audiovisual, The Film Bureau, China Film Coproduction, Cinematheque of Beijing, Festivals organisers, actors, directors, specialised press…
A collection of 3000 Chinese films and movies about China (fiction and documentary films 16 & 35 mm, VHS, VCD, DVD). The association also has a large collection of pictures, books, magazines, posters and paper documents devoted to Chinese cinema. These films and documentaries have been available since 2010 in the Chinese Film Fund offices of the Royal Belgian Film Archive.
Consultant for several documentaries that was made based on our archives (TV programs, conferences, films).
Since January 2005, EUCHAN has published a weekly newsletter “Voir la Chine… en Belgique” which is delivered by email via www.euchan.eu. This newsletter intends to inform the public about China related activities happening in Belgium as well as Chinese movies and documentaries about China broadcast in Belgium and Europe.
Assist European students as well as Chinese students in the writing of their final year thesis work.
Developed exchanges between two Brussels schools of cinema and the Academy of Beijing film.
The Royal Belgian Film Archive is opening its « Chinese Film Funds ».
This new Fund consists of documents and audiovisual archives dealing exclusively with Chinese cinema, originating from the archives of Euchan (Euro-China Audiovisual Network), patiently accumulated over the years by Brigitte de la Royère, and also originating from the personal archives of Régis Bergeron, writer, journalist and leading French specialist of Chinese cinema.
This documentary Fund, is accessible to researchers, historians, students, journalists, etc, and is a unique working tool in Belgium for any person engaged in scientific, historical or aesthetic research on Chinese cinema (Peoples’ Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese diaspora).
In addition to a collection of approximately 2500 dvd films from or about China (where they are sometimes impossible to find), the Fund also contains many books, Chinese and international magazines, catalogues and publications of festivals, press kits, newspaper articles and posters. Most of these documents are in Chinese, French and/or English and can be consulted by appointment at the Film Fund.
The catalogues of the collected documents (dvd and paper) are available now on the website :
Chinese Film Fund
Royal Belgian Film Archive documentary centre
www.euchan.eu / www.cinematek.be
Postal : Ravenstein street 3 – B-1000 Brussels
Entrance : rue des sols 27 (Google maps)
Tel : 02/551 09 70 – +32 496 40 99 44
Tuesday/Thursday 10h-17h – Wednesday 14h-17h