Curtain to rise on Shanghai's movie and TV fests

The 24th Shanghai TV Festival, to be held from June 11 to 15, will look back on the achievements of domestic TV drama as this year marks the 60th anniversary of Chinese TV series.

The 24th Shanghai TV Festival, to be held from June 11 to 15, will look back on the achievements of domestic TV drama as this year marks the 60th anniversary of Chinese TV dramas. A grand gala will also be held paying tribute to the country’s prominent TV professionals.

More than 800 recent TV productions from 50 countries and regions have applied for the competition of the TV fest’s Magnolia Awards. 

Outstanding works will be honored in different categories of TV series, documentary, animation and variety on June 15.

Officials said that the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival has received a record 3,447 entries from 108 countries and regions all over the world. The film fest will be held from June 16 to 25.

Renowned Chinese filmmaker and actor Jiang Wen will chair the jury panel for the festival’s Golden Goblet Awards while Hong Kong filmmaker Shi Nan-sun will be the jury president of the festival’s Asian New Talent Awards.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up, the film festival will host a Chinese film poster exhibition, theme forum, and an exhibition of Chinese cinema. 

A Belt and Road Pavilion will be set up for the first time at the fest’s international film market. Representatives from nearly 30 Belt and Road countries will form the Belt and Road Film Festival Alliance on June 16.

During the festival, movie buffs will be offered screenings of around 500 domestic and foreign film productions at 45 cinemas around the city. Tickets for the Panorama will go on sale on dianying.taobao.com at 8am on June 9.

For the first time, the festival will also collaborate with Migu Video to exhibit 20 foreign movies online.

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