What’s On

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Sunday 12th May

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9:00am – 10:00am

Opening Ceremony


9:00am - 6:00pm

Kite Display

Kite Master, Mr Wang Youngxun

Kite Master, Mr Wang Youngxun


10:00am – 12:30pm

Dragon Boat Racing and Presentations


12:30pm – 6:00pm

Activities

Chinese story-telling, calligraphy, tea ceremony, chop-sticks games, writing in Chinese, dough figurine making, sugar figurine making, dumpling making, face painting, live mural painting and paper cutting.

Performances

Chung Wah Chinese Orchestra, Lion Dances, Dragon Dance, Australian Mulan Cultural & Arts dance performance, Little Apple dance, Young Singing Studio, Chung Wah Women’s Sub-Committee dance performance, Australian Chinese Women’s Federation dance performance, The Moves Dance Studio, Ying Jin, Tan Jie Ning - Magic Show, Tan Jie Ning - Chinese Opera, Chung Wah Choir, Jiayin Association song & dance and Malin Beh, Maggie Wang, Jenny Zhen - Pipa playing Chinese instruments.


12:30pm – 6:00pm

Australian Chinese History Exhibition and WA Oriental Culture & Art Exhibition

THE CHINESE ANZAC

An Australian Chinese history exhibition initiated by Ms Sophie Couchman of the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne for the Centenary Commemoration of the Great War, the research has now extended to include Chinese Australians involvement in the Second World War. Research by Ms Emily Cheah Ah-Qune and Prof Edmond Chiu AM. Presented by The Western Australia Chinese Historical Society in collaboration with the Chinese History Museum, Melbourne


6:30pm – 10:00pm

Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival

GUANG
90 mins Language: Mandarin Subtitle: English Genre: Family Drama

Guang is a story about two brothers. The older brother, Wen Guang, is autistic and cannot focus or socialise with other people. Even so, his brother still tries to help him find a job. However, because of Wen Guang cannot focus, he fails again and again and even makes trouble, which makes his brother angry and helpless. One day, his brother suddenly hears music coming from Wen Guang’s room. Opening the door he sees his older brother playing and realises that Wen Guang’s musical talent has made him shine.

Q & A hosted by Dr Cathy Henkel, WA Australian Directors’ Guild Chapter Head; Guest: Kent Chon, Executive Producer

Location: Telethon Community Cinemas at Burswood Park near the Causeway and adjacent to Crown Perth, on the foreshore of the Swan River.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Food and beverages are available for sale.

Main feature begins 7:45pm.

TICKETS

Tickets - $7

All students with concession cards - FREE*

For students who wish to take advantage of free entry, please do not purchase tickets online. Simply show your student card on arrival at the venue.

*Students aged below 15 need to be accompanied by full fee paying adult. Proceeds go to Telethon.

Full film festival schedule


 

Monday 13th May

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10:00am – 6:00pm

Chinese Art Exhibition & Australian Chinese History Exhibition

THE CHINESE ANZAC

An Australian Chinese history exhibition initiated by Ms Sophie Couchman of the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne for the Centenary Commemoration of the Great War, the research has now extended to include Chinese Australians involvement in the Second World War. Research by Ms Emily Cheah Ah-Qune and Prof Edmond Chiu AM. Presented by The Western Australia Chinese Historical Society in collaboration with the Chinese History Museum, Melbourne.


12:00pm - 6.00pm

Tai Chi, Lion Dancing, children’s activities, live mural painting, and kite flying


6:30pm – 10:00pm

Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival

WUSHU ORPHAN
121 mins Language: Mandarin Subtitle: Chinese I English Genre: Comedy, Drama

In the late 1990s, there was a closed martial arts school in a small inland town in central China where a group of teenagers who received Kung Fu training and a cultural education. One day, a new Chinese teacher arrives and starts an unusual experience.

Winner Best Film 2019 Golden Koala Film Festival.
Winner Spirit of Asia Award 31st Tokyo International Film Festival.

Venue: Burswood Park near the Causeway and adjacent to Crown Perth, on the foreshore of the Swan River.

Doors open: 6:30pm

Chung Wah Association Lion Dance performance

Food and drinks available for purchase

Main Feature: 7:45pm

TICKETS

Tickets only $7!

All students with concession cards - FREE*

For students who wish to take advantage of free entry, please do not purchase tickets online. Simply show your student card on arrival at the venue.

*Students aged below 15 need to be accompanied by full fee paying adult. Proceeds go to Telethon.

Full film festival schedule

 

Tuesday 14th May

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10:00am – 6:00pm

Chinese Art Exhibition & Australian Chinese History Exhibition

THE CHINESE ANZAC

An Australian Chinese history exhibition initiated by Ms Sophie Couchman of the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne for the Centenary Commemoration of the Great War, the research has now extended to include Chinese Australians involvement in the Second World War. Research by Ms Emily Cheah Ah-Qune and Prof Edmond Chiu AM. Presented by The Western Australia Chinese Historical Society in collaboration with the Chinese History Museum, Melbourne.


12:00pm - 6.00pm

Tai Chi, Lion Dancing, children’s activities, live mural painting, and kite flying


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12:30pm – 5:30pm

China Business Forum

The inaugural China Business Forum brings together Western Australian startups, small and medium enterprises, policymakers and industry bodies to discuss opportunities and strategies for developing trade and investment relationships in China. The Forum will foster dialogue to help WA businesses understand the transforming WA-China economic relationship and offers insights on how SMEs can develop trade and investment partnerships in China.

Location: Crown Ballroom 1, Crown Perth, Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood

Please note: This is a free event - registrations are essential and strictly limited


6:30pm – 10:00pm

Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival

FLOWER
100mins Language: Mandarin Subtitle: English Genre: Drama

For days people pray, hoping to stay away from misfortune. Unfortunately, some of them are destined to face misfortune even before their births. Among them, many choose to complain about the unfairness of destiny, spending their lives in resentment. The rest choose to be wise. Flower is just one of them.

Surrounded by the beautiful playing of Dombura, Flower was born on the boundless grassland, a girl who was thought to be an outstanding Aken. Sadly, she was a mute.
Thereafter, the touching tune of Dombura endows her with a voice, brings her love, prizes her honour, favours her with a child and makes her cared by life even in a quiet marriage.
Fate without mercy, on the other hand, took her relatives, love, husband, and even the ability to play Dombura, away.
Finally, all the pain turns into memory, and she stands proudly singing loudly. She believes the high summer is on its way after the freezing cold winter: rippling across the grasslands with green wavelets.
Suffering finally overcome, this 26 year old Kazakh woman, Flower, is a respectful Aken and an eternal singer.

Venue: Burswood Park near the Causeway and adjacent to Crown Perth, on the foreshore of the Swan River.

Doors open: 6:30pm

Chung Wah Association Lion Dance performance

Food and drinks available for purchase

Main Feature: 7:45pm

TICKETS

Tickets only $7!

All students with concession cards - FREE*

For students who wish to take advantage of free entry, please do not purchase tickets online. Simply show your student card on arrival at the venue.

*Students aged below 15 need to be accompanied by full fee paying adult. Proceeds go to Telethon.

Full film festival schedule

 

Wednesday 15th May

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10:00am – 6:00pm

Chinese Art Exhibition & Australian Chinese History Exhibition

THE CHINESE ANZAC

An Australian Chinese history exhibition initiated by Ms Sophie Couchman of the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne for the Centenary Commemoration of the Great War, the research has now extended to include Chinese Australians involvement in the Second World War. Research by Ms Emily Cheah Ah-Qune and Prof Edmond Chiu AM. Presented by The Western Australia Chinese Historical Society in collaboration with the Chinese History Museum, Melbourne.


12:00pm - 6.00pm

Tai Chi, Lion Dancing, children’s activities, live mural painting, and kite flying


6:30pm – 10:00pm

Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival

ALA CHANGSO
105 mins Language: Mandarin Subtitle: Chinese I English Genre: Drama

Ala Changso is the transliteration of a Tibetan folk song's title meaning “please drink up this cup of good wine”. It tells the story of a woman who conceals her illness and the secret between her and her ex-husband and decides to go on a pilgrimage to Lhasa. The long pilgrimage reveals her inner secrets one by one. These secrets include entanglements and perplexities of love, morality, responsibility and belief between her and her ex-husband and between her and her second husband.

China Film Critics Association Award 2018 Top Ten Films
Shanghai International Film Festival 2019 Grand Jury Prize

Venue: Burswood Park near the Causeway and adjacent to Crown Perth, on the foreshore of the Swan River.

Doors open: 6:30pm

Chung Wah Association Lion Dance performance

Food and drinks available for purchase

Main Feature: 7:45pm

TICKETS

Tickets only $7!

All students with concession cards - FREE*

For students who wish to take advantage of free entry, please do not purchase tickets online. Simply show your student card on arrival at the venue.

*Students aged below 15 need to be accompanied by full fee paying adult. Proceeds go to Telethon.

Full film festival schedule



 

Thursday 16th May

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10:00am – 6:00pm

Chinese Art Exhibition & Australian Chinese History Exhibition

THE CHINESE ANZAC

An Australian Chinese history exhibition Initiated by Ms Sophie Couchman of the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne for the Centenary Commemoration of the Great War, the research has now extended to include Chinese Australians involvement in the Second World War. Research by Ms Emily Cheah Ah-Qune and Prof Edmond Chiu AM. Presented by The Western Australia Chinese Historical Society in collaboration with the Chinese History Museum, Melbourne.

The Chinese Anzac Exhibition

The Chinese Anzac Exhibition


12:00pm - 6:00pm

Tai Chi, Lion Dancing, children’s activities, live mural painting, kite flying, dance and music performances.


6:30pm – 10:00pm

Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival

HELLO LIFE
95 mins Language: Tibetan Subtitle: Chinese I English Genre: Documentary

Hello Life is a documentary film about the real lives of 15 ordinary Chinese people from different walks of life in 2017. All of them have been making every effort to overcome difficulties in their life. Their efforts are exactly the light of life!

Venue: Burswood Park near the Causeway and adjacent to Crown Perth, on the foreshore of the Swan River.

Doors open: 6:30pm

Food and drinks available for purchase

Main Feature: 7:45pm

TICKETS

Tickets only $7!

All students with concession cards - FREE*

For students who wish to take advantage of free entry, please do not purchase tickets online. Simply show your student card on arrival at the venue.

*Students aged below 15 need to be accompanied by full fee paying adult. Proceeds go to Telethon.

Full film festival schedule

 

Friday 17 May

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9:ooam - 12:30pm

QIGONG with Infinite Youth Qi Gong Assoc of Australia Inc

TAI CHI with Australia Yang Style Fu Nei Pai Chi Li Academy


10:00am – 6:00pm

Chinese Art Exhibition & Australian Chinese History Exhibition

THE CHINESE ANZAC

An Australian Chinese history exhibition initiated by Ms Sophie Couchman of the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne for the Centenary Commemoration of the Great War, the research has now extended to include Chinese Australians involvement in the Second World War. Research by Ms Emily Cheah Ah-Qune and Prof Edmond Chiu AM. Presented by The Western Australia Chinese Historical Society in collaboration with the Chinese History Museum, Melbourne.


9:00am – 5:00pm

Australia-China Construction Forum

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Australia-china construction forum

Astral Ballrooom, Crown Perth

9am - 5pm Friday 17 May 2019

FREE forum, featuring local and international speakers on a range of topics including Chinese & Australian building styles and incorporation of ‘“fengshui” principles in architectural design.

Register your attendance with Australian Chinese Building Association Perth on 9361 0527 or info@acbaiwa.com

For more information visit https://www.acbaiwa.com/

This is a free event - registrations are essential and strictly limited


12:00pm - 6.00pm

Lion Dancing, children’s activities, live mural painting, kite flying, sugar & dough figurine artists, lantern display, Chinese calligraphy and cultural dance performances.


6:30pm – 10:00pm

Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival

A MONGOLIAN TALE
105 mins Language: Mongolian Subtitle: Chinese / English Genre: Drama

A Mongolian Tale tells the story of two childhood sweethearts from their youth into their adulthood, set on the Mongolian steppes.

Nai Nai, an old Mongolian woman, is living with her orphaned granddaughter, Someyer, when she accepts into her home a boy, Beiyinpalica, whose mother has died and father cannot care for. Though raised as a brother and sister, Someyer and Beiyinpalica grow close.

As Beiyinpalica is about to enter adulthood, his father suddenly writes and orders him into the city to study veterinary science. He leaves but promises Someyer that he will marry her when he returns. 

While in the city Beiyinpalica becomes a student of music. He stays away for long periods of time without communicating with Someyer.

He finally returns three years later expecting to marry Someyer.

Venue: Burswood Park near the Causeway and adjacent to Crown Perth, on the foreshore of the Swan River.

Doors open: 6:30pm

Chung Wah Association Lion Dance performance

Food and drinks available for purchase

Main feature: 7:45pm.

TICKETS

Tickets - $7

All students with concession cards - FREE*

For students who wish to take advantage of free entry, please do not purchase tickets online. Simply show your student card on arrival at the venue.

*Students aged below 15 need to be accompanied by full fee paying adult. Proceeds go to Telethon.

Full film festival schedule



 

Saturday 18 May

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9:00am - 8:30pm

Fireworks, Lotus Flower Ceremony, Cultural Performances, Workshops and Activities including Dragon and Lion Dancing, Chinese Storytelling, Craft, Kite Show, Master artists & more!


8:30pm

Fireworks


9:00am - 4:30pm

Chinese Art Exhibition & Australian Chinese History Exhibition

THE CHINESE ANZAC

An Australian Chinese history exhibition initiated by Ms Sophie Couchman of the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Melbourne for the Centenary Commemoration of the Great War, the research has now extended to include Chinese Australians involvement in the Second World War. Research by Ms Emily Cheah Ah-Qune and Prof Edmond Chiu AM. Presented by The Western Australia Chinese Historical Society in collaboration with the Chinese History Museum, Melbourne.


6:30pm – 10:00pm

Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival

HAVE YOUR NAME CARVED
115 mins Language: Mandarin Subtitle: Chinese / English Genre: Drama

The protagonist old Ho's five-year-old son is diagnosed with terminal disease. According to the local tradition in Guizhou province, a child who dies under the age of 14 cannot be buried in the family grave. Old Ho decides to donate his son's organs so that he can have his son's name carved on the gravestone. Old Ho, however, never expect it could be rather difficult to donate his organs after death.

Q & A hosted by Dr Cathy Henkel, WA Australian Directors’ Guild Chapter Head, with special guest Have Your Name Carved Director, Lei Xu

Venue: Burswood Park near the Causeway and adjacent to Crown Perth, on the foreshore of the Swan River.

Doors open: 6:30pm

Main feature: 7:45pm

TICKETS

Tickets - $7

All students with concession cards - FREE*

For students who wish to take advantage of free entry, please do not purchase tickets online. Simply show your student card on arrival at the venue.

*Students aged below 15 need to be accompanied by full fee paying adult. Proceeds go to Telethon.

Full film festival schedule

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