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  • 14Megaherz [14 Mhz is a distribution structure for independent film, mainly specialized in Chinese cinema. The films in the catalogue section reflect a part of 14 Mhz work: non-commercial distribution. Beside renting films for screenings, 14 Mhz can provide its help in programming indie films and take an intermediate position between the film-maker and the event organization structure. Feel free to contact us for more information :]
  • Asia Pacific An Asia Pacfic Online Film Library [streams culturally and historically significant films from Asia and the Pacific that entertain, educate and inspire viewers to think beyond boundaries. With the latest streaming technology, subscribers have unlimited access to our films in DVD quality.]
    Asian Film Archive (Singapore) [The Asian Film Archive is a non-governmental organisation founded to preserve the rich film heritage of Singapore and Asian Cinema, to encourage scholarly research on film, and to promote a wider critical appreciation of this art form.]
  • Beijing Channel Zero Media [CZM is the leading media and production company in China specializing in the production and distribution of documentary programs worldwide]
  • Best Video
  • Blue Laser (specializing in HK dvds and vcds)
  • Blue Queen Cultural Communications [production company based in HK that makes China-related documentaries, among other things]
  • Cheng and Tsui (Boston)
  • The Chinese Information and Culture Center (New York; call Danny Yung at 212-373-1866)
  • Cinema Epoch (among other things, produces subtitled versions of Republican era films]
  • dGenerate Films [Launched in summer of 2008 by American independent film veterans, dGenerate Films has pioneered relationships within China’s independent film scene to bring to the U.S. market visionary cinema and uncensored content. Partnering with Tribeca Film Institute and’s new online delivery platform Reframe, dGenerate Films will take advantage of advanced digital solutions to distribute previously inaccessible media via DVD-on-demand and download. Our films will also be available for public performance rental, television broadcast, and any other non-theatrical channels. dGenerate Films is acquiring films that have particular relevance for academic environments and cultural programs. dGenerate Films will open a window onto China’s post-Sixth Generation cinematic landscape while presenting to American audiences an unprecedented look at life inside the world’s next superpower.]
  • Documentary Education Resource
  • (specializes in Asian films)
  • East Asian Studies Center, Video Library (OSU)
  • Educational Media Catalog (Ohio State University film/video catalog)
  • Facets Multimedia [Facets Multi-Media’s mission is to preserve, to present and to distribute independent, world and classic film, and to educate adults and children in the art and legacy of film.]
  • Filmmakers Library
  • Fortissimo Films [one of the world’s leading international film, television and video sales organizations specializing in the production, presentation, promotion and distribution of award-winning and innovative feature films. With offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong, London and New York, the company has a truly global presence and reach.]
  • Icarus Films [Distributing innovative and provocative documentary films from independent producers around the world]
  • Koch Lorber Films [the New York-based theatrical distributor and DVD label dedicated to the best in recent and classic world cinema and independent documentaries, entered the market in February of 2003. Headed by Richard Lorber, President and Michael Koch, CEO, KOCH LORBER Films builds on the experience and expertise of Lorber`s 20 year stint as founder of Fox Lorber (now Wellspring/Genius), formerly one of the country`s top independent film and video distributors, and Michael Koch`s leading role in the music industry as founder and CEO of KOCH Entertainment, the country`s largest independent music label and distributor. With vision and resources attuned to the art-house theatrical and collectible DVD market KOCH LORBER Films curates the distribution of high quality cinema to discerning audiences – delivering the classics of yesterday and tomorrow.]
  • Media Resources Center (UC, Berkeley, Chinese Film Collection)
  • MovieSville
  • (good selection of Chinese television dramas)
  • Nanhai (LA area distributor of mainland films)
  • National Asian American Telecommunications Associations (sells and rents Asian American films/video produced by NAATA)
  • New Yorker Films
  • Poker Industries (New Jersey company that specilizes in imported DVD and VCD)
  • (China Century Entertainment, a company that sells PRC films, in DVD and VHS formats, and distributes films for viewing)
  • PTS Shopping [Taiwan Public Television Station online shopping; good place to buy Taiwan documentaries]
  • Reel China Documentary Biennial
  • Strand Releasing (Los Angeles)
  • Taipei Economic and Cultural Office–Information Division (Boston)
  • Taiseng (HK)
  • Taiwan Film Center (4F, 129 Jen-Ai Road, Section 3, Taipei; tel +886.2.2778.3573; fax +886.2.2772.9454)
  • (all media)
  • Winstar Cinema [distibutes Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang films]
  • Women Make Movies (catalogue of films by women, including many by Asian American and Asian filmmakers)
  • (PRC)