June 12, 2013

Event Watch: Shanghai International Film Festival

Global Industry Leaders Looking To Tap Booming China Market

A scene from Hitchcock, which will be shown at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival.

A scene from Hitchcock, which will be shown at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival.

From June 16 to 23, the city of Shanghai will be host to the 16th annual Shanghai International Film Festival, an international platform for foreign filmmakers to connect with audiences in the world’s fastest growing film market.

The festival’s main programs will include an awards ceremony, a professional film trade gathering of international producers, distributors, and buyers, a forum featuring lectures by industry professionals, and international film screenings.

According to the festival’s website, “Supported by the booming economy and rising international status, Chinese film has drawn attention from all over the world for its role in lifting the country’s soft power.”

International stars slated to appear at the festival include Helen Mirren, who will be attending a screening of Hitchcock, Oliver Stone, who will be receiving an honorary award, and Oscar-winning director of The King’s Speech Tom Hooper.

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