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This Chinese New Year, budding documentary makers and curious Londoners are invited by China Exchange and London Documentary Network to join an open challenge to make a short documentary film – with a Chinese flavour – in under 36 hours. Meeting at China Exchange at 10am Saturday 28 January – the beginning of Chinese New Year.

Selected documentaries will be shown at the Lantern Festival Screening, Saturday 11 February.

The films will be judged by a panel of professional filmmakers – including artist and film maker Xiaowen Zhu and Richard Melman, Executive Producer and Managing Director of the award-winning Spring Films. Prizes and glory will be awarded to the winning film and the runner-up.