Global Confucius Institute Day & Davis Chinese Film Festival Opening Ceremony

Saturday, September 27, 2014

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Robert & Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

UC Davis


1:00 p.m. Pre-film activities

Yocha Dehe Lobby, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Enjoy a photo exhibit, a short documentary screening, buy some merchandise, and more! Free gift bags (limited quantity) for all Film/Q & A Panel attendees!

2:00 p.m.

Opening remarks &
"Eat Drink Man Woman"

Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

With remarks by:

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Ralph J. Hexter

Interim Vice Provost for University Outreach and International Programs Adrienne L. Martin

Ning Wan and John Wu, co-chairs, Davis Chinese Film Festival Foundation

Consul General Yuan Nansheng, Consulate of the People's Republic of China

Joe Krovoza, former mayor of the City of Davis

Arvin Chen, film director

4:20 p.m.

Question & Answer Panel



Jackson Hall, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts

Moderated by:

Michelle Yeh, department chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Davis

With special panelists:

Lina Fat, Vice President & Director of Food, Fat Restaurant Group

Arvin Chen, director of "Au Revoir Taipei" and "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow"

Alice Wen, film & T.V. actress

Sheldon Lu, professor of Comparative Literature, UC Davis


How to reserve your free tickets:

Film seating is assigned. Reserve your tickets early to guarantee the best seat!

About the Opening Ceremony

Global Confucius Institute Day

Global Confucius Institute Day both commemorates the 10th anniversary of Hanban, and raises public awareness of Confucius Institutes and their missions.

The Davis Chinese Film Festival

The Festival is organized by the Davis Chinese Film Festival Foundation (DCFFF).

The mission of the Foundation is:
a. Promote Chinese art and culture through a film festival
b. To organize the Davis Chinese Film Festival
b. To develop friendship, facilitate mutual understanding and enhance cultural awareness between peoples of the United States and China