Southeast Net News (by Chen Yusong, our reporter) On the morning of November 24, Fuzhou held a press conference for the 8th Silk Road International Film Festival. With the approval of the National Film Bureau, the 8th Silk Road International Film Festival will be held in Fuzhou, Fujian from December 8-12, 2021.
Photos of the conference site.Photo by Chen Yusong, a reporter from Southeast Net
The Silk Road International Film Festival is sponsored by China Central Radio and Television, Fujian Provincial People’s Government, Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, and jointly organized by Fujian Provincial Film Bureau, Fuzhou Municipal People’s Government, and CCTV-6. The Silk Road International Film Festival is another international, comprehensive and continuous large-scale foreign film exchange event in China after the Shanghai International Film Festival and the Beijing International Film Festival. An important platform for trading.
The 8th Silk Road International Film Festival will serve the “Belt and Road” cultural co-construction, and do a good job in the inheritance and development of the Silk Road spirit and Silk Road culture. Use movies as a link to tell Chinese stories well, strengthen China’s international communication capabilities in the new era, and promote cultural exchanges and people-to-people bonds between China and the countries and regions along the Belt and Road. Using the film festival as a platform, cultivate and develop Chinese films and related industry chains, promote Chinese films and culture to go global, and make the Silk Road International Film Festival a world-renowned film festival that not only reflects a broader international perspective, but also demonstrates the confidence of Chinese culture. At the same time, this year’s film festival further highlights the characteristics of internationality, professionalism, marketization, and integration with industry, making good use of the Silk Road International Film Festival platform, focusing on the five major international brands in Fuzhou, and creating “Haisi·Digital·Fujian” Feature highlights to help build Fuzhou as a modern international city.
The main activities of this film festival include:
One is the launch ceremony: Inviting internationally influential film stars, professional filmmakers and representatives of film-related institutions from countries and regions along the Belt and Road to participate in the conference, featuring the co-construction of the “Belt and Road” culture and showing the cultural charm of Fuzhou’s Mindu culture. A grand event with a strong sense of planning and continuity, and the launching ceremony will be broadcast live on film channels worldwide;
The second is the awards party:Focusing on the film crews, winners of venture capital projects and filmmakers with outstanding performances for the “Golden Silk Road” awards of this year’s film festival, awards will be held, the handover ceremony of the 9th Silk Road International Film Festival in Fujian and Shaanxi will be held.
The third is film awards:With the support of the National Film Bureau and China Central Radio and Television, this film festival set up the “Golden Silk Road Award” main competition unit for the first time. This is one of the highlights of this year’s film festival, and it will play a major role in increasing the visibility and influence of the “Silk Road” International Film Festival, as well as the international reputation of Fujian and Fuzhou. As the first award, we hope to be able to appraise the standards, appraisal characteristics, and appraise the industry recognition and international influence of the “Golden Silk Road Award”.
The chairman of the “Golden Silk Road” award jury will be the well-known director and producer Huang Jianxin, and 13 domestic and foreign well-known names including Rao Shuguang, Yu Nan, Ren Dahua, Marco Muller, Saba, Fu Hongxing, and Suda will be invited. The filmmakers form the jury. It can be said that the jury has a huge lineup, strong professionalism, and high international recognition. More than 400 participating films were collected for this award, covering more than 40 countries and regions along the “Belt and Road” such as Russia, India, and Iran. Finally, from the collected films, 10 awards will be selected, including the best film, best director, best emerging director, best actress, best actor, best screenwriter, best photography, and most Best movie music or visual effects, best documentary movie, best cartoon, etc.
The fourth is film screening activities:More than a thousand films have been collected worldwide, covering 52 countries and regions. Since July, more than a hundred red public service film tours have been carried out in conjunction with themes such as the “100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Party”. During the film festival, there will be “Hundred Years of Huaguang”, “Silk Road Movie Style”, “Global Selection”, “4K Classic Restoration”, “Cross-Strait Film Zone”, “Into Fujian Filmmakers” and other units, screening out about 100 excellent films. Screening in 11 theaters in downtown Fuzhou and other cities in the province, universities, outdoor squares, we will also organize crew meetings, professional filmmaker sharing, filmmaker dialogue, script carnival and other supporting activities to allow the general public to experience the film The charm of the film festival makes the film festival a cultural event where filmmakers and citizens participate together. Not only that, we will also cooperate with China Telecom’s IPTV TV client and Youku online video platform to carry out online exhibition activities to further expand the influence of the festival.
Fifth, forum activities:Host 2 main forums. The theme of the event is “New Era, New Chapter-Opening a New Journey of Chinese-Foreign Film Cooperation”, focusing on and thinking about the new opportunities and challenges faced by Chinese-foreign film cooperation in financing, shooting, distribution, and promotion in the new era and new situation, and exploring Approaches and methods for the closer and diversified cooperation between Chinese films and overseas. The theme is “5G+4K, the transformation of digital and film”, focusing on and thinking about the new opportunities and challenges faced by Chinese and foreign film cooperation in financing, shooting, distribution, and promotion in the new era and new situation, and exploring Chinese films and overseas Ways and methods for closer cooperation and diversification.
Sixth, film market activities:This year’s film festival will continue to create a youth film festival including the Belt and Road Initiative (Young Filmmaker Training Camp, inviting well-known filmmakers at home and abroad to serve as tutors, through online + offline training courses and face-to-face guidance. Results of the young filmmaker training camp It will be screened on multiple platforms at home and abroad in the form of short films, and will be selected to be sent to the 8th Silk Road Film Festival Film Project Venture Capital Conference for the ultimate venture capital road show, realizing the actual landing of film and television), the Silk Road Industry Alliance (through the alliance) Mechanism, the promotion, exchange and cooperation of film culture on the Silk Road and the film industry alliance trading platform of countries along the route), venture capital conferences (for the Belt and Road countries and related countries and regions along the route, a wide range of high-quality film projects are collected, and fair Authoritative review flow and all-round incubation program, linking strong investors, senior filmmakers, and experienced production teams to escort high-quality film projects and market landing), including continuous brand marketing activities and 100 classic film poster exhibitions (To celebrate the centenary of the Communist Party of China, it will be displayed in the form of a light box poster exhibition, aiming to review the party’s centenary journey by reviewing classic red pictures) and other market activities, using film culture to promote exchanges and communication between countries and regions along the Belt and Road. , While promoting the integrated development of film and television cooperation between countries and the cultural and tourism industry, in order to help build the international brand of Fuzhou Mindu Culture, promote the landing of the industry in Fuzhou, and enhance the popularity and reputation of Fuzhou city, it also sets up a social live broadcast project for cultural travel businessmen (Combined with the current social live broadcast e-commerce, which has become a mainstream business model, explore the integration and development of the film industry and the cultural tourism business industry “bring in and go out”, settle in Fuzhou, and realize the industrial landing through the form of e-commerce), release “Enjoy Fuzhou” (the album has the function of film and television shooting guide, as a carrier for in-depth interpretation of the relevant content of Fuzhou’s local characteristics on the film festival platform) and activities such as the development of film festival derivative products.
Since the establishment of the Silk Road International Film Festival in 2014 with the official approval of the state, Fuzhou and Xi’an have taken turns to undertake it. It has been successfully held for seven sessions. For a long time, the Silk Road International Film Festival has always focused on serving the construction of the “Belt and Road”, promoting cultural exchanges and people-to-people bonds between my country and the countries and regions along the Belt and Road; insisting on implementing the important instructions of General Secretary Jin Ping on promoting the development of the film industry, Promote the prosperity and development of my country’s film industry in the new era.