Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- During the Beijing International Film Festival, the Chinese American Film Festival and Chinese American TV Festival Committee held the first official press conference to announce the official dates for the 14th Annual Chinese American Film Festival and Chinese American TV Festival taking place later on this year.
Guests in attendance included: Secretary of the Party Committee and Director of Consultation Department of the State Council Wang Zhongwei; Vice Chairman of the China National Art Foundation Zhao Shaohua; Vice President of China Alliance of Radio, Film and Television Zhang Pimin; Deputy-level Inspector of the Central Propaganda Department Promotion Bureau Zhao Guoshun; Vice President of Beijing International Film Festival, Deputy Chief Editor of China Radio International Ren Qian; Executive Vice Secretary-General of the Beijing International Film Festival Organizing Committee, Deputy director of Board member of SAPPRFT in Beijing Hu Dong; President of China Film Co. La Peikang; Manager of China Film Co. Jiang Ping; Deputy Secretary of Party Committee for CCTV-6 Zhang Ling; Head of China Film Promotion International Gu Guoqing; Chairman of CAFF and CATF, Chairman of the EDI Media Inc. James Su; Co-Chairman of Chinese American Film Festival Xu Xiaoming, as well as representatives from over ten well-known and respected film & TV production companies and other distinguished guests. The guests in attendance were there to show their support and each delivered a speech.
James Su, Chairman of CAFF and CATF, said: "With the success of the National People's Congress and the Chinese Political Consultative Conference (NPC & CPPCC) in China and with the strong support of the Central Propaganda Department, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the Chinese Embassy in the United States, 14th CAFF & CATF organized by EDI Media Inc. is dedicated to inherit the self-confidence of Chinese Cultural and present the world, China’s outstanding film and television works. CAFF has been working silently for 14 years and it continues to promote commonality among the people through the art of film and built maritime Silk Road through cultural exchange. At the time of the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up, the 14th CAFF & CATF held in Hollywood, the United States’ film capital also received wide attention and support from U.S. Government, Hollywood film industry, academia, business, and people in the United States. We want to show people in the U.S. a new era of China through film and television works. The 2018 14th Annual CAFF and CATF organized by EDI Media Inc. will be held from October 27th to November 30th in Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Las Vegas and other cities throughout the United States. Events will consist of: CAFF and CATF Gala, Film and TV Summit, 'Golden Angel Award' Award Ceremony, Film Co-production Summit, TV Co-production Summit, and dozens of unique large-scale special events, seminars, and more than 200 screenings of films. It will provide a broader platform for cooperation between the Chinese and American film and television industry. Each year, more than 300 film and TV companies from China and the U.S. exchange ideas and cooperate on the platform of CAFF Film and TV market. More than 500 outstanding Chinese and U.S. movies exhibit each year and more than 1.2 million people have watched movies during CAFF screenings. CAFF has witnessed how Chinese films have developed through the exchanges and cooperation between China and U.S. film markets and now Hollywood knows that the Chinese film industry is more important than ever before. At the same time, we also realize that the more rapid the development is, the more we should promote the spirit of innovation and avoid copying blindly to create vicious competition. U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez once said that most of the history of China that we learned earlier was written by Westerners, but thanks to CAFF, it brought Chinese stories written by Chinese people in their own images. Nowadays, Chinese films have been industrialized and internationalized, CAFF and CATF should insist on telling a Chinese story using international language, including Hollywood style, and inherit the self-confidence of the outstanding Chinese Cultural."
2018 is the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up. The 14th CAFF and CATF set a special category for "Wonderful 40 Years," to let more Chinese and American audiences feel and experience the essence of China’s film and television work over the past four decades and to spread Chinese culture.
The 2018 CAFF and CATF will use Hollywood’s international platform to present Chinese films and television works, to promote a win-win relationship between China and U.S. industry through China's outstanding work and strong market to continue to enhance cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and the United States through the pragmatic cooperation of Chinese-American film and television.
During the press conference, the Organizing Committee announced for the first time the main activities of the 14th CAFF and CATF:
October 27th CAFF and CATF Gala
October 28th CAFF and CATF Summit and Film & TV Market; CATF Awards Ceremony
October 29 CAFF and CATF Outstanding Participation in Film/TV Showcase
October 30 CAFF Opening Ceremony, Red Carpet, and Golden Angel Award Ceremony
The 2018 14th Annual CAFF and CATF is now officially open for entries. For details, please visit http://cafilmfestival.org/en/, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 626-8563889.