Co-Founder&CEO Li Ziwei

In this era in which people lack the ability of perception, the imagination of emotion cannot condense life and work. There seems to be nothing more genuine than words, and that is why we always want to write something down.

In China, independent film festival is never an easy path. I am grateful to those who witness our journey and agree with us. At FIRST, we stick to our utopia and fight against the possible death. While the latter is a modest and cautious attitude, the dream for a utopia has supported us to go this far. It is a beautiful image hidden behind the mist, and we are trying to prove its necessity.

Some films are late, but they are never absent.

Facing the waves, we would rather keep getting prepared, rather than lost in the illusion.

This is what I want to share with you.