FIRST FRAME, co-initiated by FIRST International Film Festival and CHANEL, presents a special selection of films that cast the eyesight on the diverse images of women in the works of emerging filmmakers in contemporary sinophone cinema and encourages the creative depiction of female characters and themes. We hope to take on the mission of cinema and the responsibility of public culture in the discourse of inherent issues such as identity, living experience and social perspectives with critical thinking, stimulating diversified expressions that take roots in life itself and creator individuality, the vivid existence of female modernity and the spirit of times. In the process of vitalizing the filmmakers’ creative landscape, FIRST FRAME also intends to supply the world with unique visual specimen and explores the future of narratives on femininity.


The 17th FIRST International Film Festival FIRST FRAME Award Guidelines