The 3rd SRIFF Press Conference Takes Place

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The 3rd SRIFF Press Conference Takes Place in Xi’an

    On September 19, the 3rd Silk Road International Film Festival (SRIFF) will take place in Xi’an. On September 18, the 3rd Silk Road International Film FestivalExecutive Committee held a press conference at Qujiang New District, Xi’an and its related official introduced the preparation, Opening &Closing Ceremonies and Red Carpet, Film Awards and Screening, Film Forum, etc. of the film festival.

    Jackie Chan Acts as the Image Ambassador

    The 3rdSRIFF is co-sponsored by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT), the People’s Government of Shaanxi Province, and Fujian Provincial People's Government, and co-organized by the Film Bureau of the SAPPRFT, the Shaanxi Bureau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, and the Xi’an Municipal People’s Government

    It is learned that the film festival, themed "Film in Development, Culture with Diversity", features seven sections including Opening Ceremony, Film Awards, Film Screening, Film Forum, Film Market,Cultural Show, and Closing Ceremony & Award Ceremony. The film festival invited Jackie Chan to act as the image ambassador and Kris Wu to serve as the youth ambassador.

    Meanwhile, the Silk Road Mayors’ Round-Table, the 13th National Promotional Seminar of Chinese Films, the ASEAN Film Festival, the SAPPRFT Q4 film watching, Beijing Screenings, film project pitches road show, Film Enjoying • Master Carnival, superb play cultural show, and other theme activities related to film and culture, will be concurrently held during the film festival.

    The Backbone of Movie Circle to Gather together in the Ancient City

    The film festival Opening Ceremony will be held in Xi’an Radio & TV Grand Theater on September 19 and be broadcast live on Shaanxi TV, while the Closing Ceremony will take place in the Daming Palace National Heritage Park and be aired live on CCTV Movie Channel.

    Starting with the prologue “Meeting at the Ancient Capital”, the Opening Ceremony includes three sections, namely, “Invitation from The Silk Road”, “Culture with Diversity”, and “City in the Film”.“The Three Tenors” of China including Dai Yuqiang, Wei Song and Warren Mok as well as popular singers Jane Zhang, Ping An, Melody (ChineseMalaysian), and other Chinese and foreign artists will perform at the Opening Ceremony. Besides, local Shaanxi capable band Black Head will also perform in front of fellow countrymen.

    Apart from traditional theatrical performances, nearly one hundred brilliant film practitioners from a dozen crews will attend the Opening Ceremony, joined by foreign guests who attend the “4th Roundtable among Cities along the Silk Road Economic Belt & Friendly Cooperation Week”.

    A dozen crews including One Sentence Worth Thousand, A Chinese Odyssey Part Three, The Match, Born In China, The Old Man and Dogs, Yin Lingzhi, Idiots, Hidden Lover,Happiness Express, Paladin of Souls, The Gutian Congress, The Finger and The Moon, andRape Flower In Blossom, etc. will present at the opening ceremony.

    Many superstars and celebrities including Tang Yan, Han Geng, Lu Chuan, Liu Zhenyun, Huang Hong, Hu Jing, Huang Zheng, He Shengming, Benny Chan, Xue Jianing, Kou Zhenhai, Feng Bai, Bao Chunlai, and Rain Li, as well international guests such as John McTiernan, a famous director from Hollywood, Andre Morgan, a famous producer from Hollywood, Italian actressCaterina Murino, Hollywood actor Aaron Eckhartwill also appear at the Opening Ceremony.

    For the Closing Ceremony & Award Ceremony held at the Daming Palace National Heritage Park on September 23, the director group designs a light craving visual stage that is earth art at the site from Danfeng Gate to Hanyuan Hall, in combination with location advantages of Xi’an, city character, and attribute of the film festival, creating a show and rep carpet ceremony with a full sense of technological and dreamy feeling.

    A Wealth of Colorful Activities to Highlight the Silk Road Film Platform

    Featuring four sections - film signup, shortlist nomination, selection and awarding, the film festival will select various Media Awards for Best Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Actor and Best Actress based on 57 films, and winners will be announced and presented an award at the Closing Ceremony & Award Ceremony on September 23.

    The international jury of the film festival for the Film Awards section boasts an all-star cast, including famed director Huang Jianxin as its president, as well as Zhang Ziyang, Director of Development and Research Center at CCTV, Chinese famous actress Tao Hong, famous director George Ovashvili from Tbilisi, Georgia, and American noted producer Kia Jam as professional jurors, together with six professional media judges.

    From September 18, the film festival will select 320 films from 57 countries and regions out of 504 outstanding Chinese and foreign films to be screened in 25 theaters, 2 universities and 500 flowing screen places across Xi’an city, with a total number of screenings in excess of 1,400. Among them, 56 films were ever awarded and nominated at international leading film festivals like Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Oscar, and Tokyo.

    Moreover, the film festival will host a number of film forums of different sizes in various domains, including Chairman Forum, Film Education and Industry Forum, Silk Road Film Cooperation Forum, VR Forum, inviting 170 something famous producers, directors, playwrights, and film critics as well as leading experts and scholars from 22 countries to witness the grand occasion, make in-depth discussions, and share their ideas.

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