First Eu-china Short Film Festival Award Ceremony
The First EU- China Short Film Festival Award Ceremony took place at the Beijing Office of the Delegation of the European Union to China on September 28, 2017. The event served as a platform to showcase short films produced in the EU and in China in recent years, as well as to promote professional communications between Chinese and European filmmakers and filmgoers.
Thirteen EU and Chinese films were awarded at the ceremony. Thirty diplomatic envoys to China from 17 countries and six ambassadors to China attended the event. Filmmakers from Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovakia, Portugal and other EU member states made a trip to China to attend the ceremony. These European filmmakers were also invited to take part in a film screening event held at Zaozhuang University in Shandong Province, as well as the Third Asia Youth Micro-film Exhibition held in Suqian City, Jiangsu Province.
Organised by the Delegation of the European Union to China, the short film festival has received 36 films from 21 EU member states, as well as 42 films from Jiangsu, Shannxi, Tibet, Shandong, Fujian and Shanghai since its official launch in December 2016. These films were reviewed by six judges from film and culture circles, three of them from China and the others from Europe. European judges critiqued and ranked Chinese films, while Chinese judges graded European films.
All the European films have Chinese subtitles, while the Chinese films all have English subtitles. These short films will be made available on the festival’s official website as of December 31, 2017. They will also be screened at the upcoming cultural events, as well as campus cinemas of several Chinese universities.