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The 3rd Silk Road International Film Festival Opens in Xi’an

Date:2016-09-26 09:24

In the evening of September 19, 2016, the five-day 3rd Silk Road International Film Festival opened in Xi’an. Gu Xiulian, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, President of ASEAN Association, attended the activity. Governor Hu Heping addressed the audience, and Yan Xiaohong, Vice Minister of State General Administration of Press and Publication, Radio, Film and Television declared the opening. Yang Xiuping, Secretary of China-ASEAN Center, Wei Minzhou, Party Secretary of Xi’an Municipal Committee of CPC and Member of the Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Liang Gui, Member of the Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Director-general of Shaanxi Provincial Department of Publicity,Zhu Jingzhi, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Congress, attended the activity. At the opening ceremony, Mayor of Xi’an Shangguan Jiqing and Mayors of countries along the Silk Road sent their wishes to the festival.

Hu Heping said, film is the art bond connecting the hearts of people from different countries, reflecting diverse and splendid culture and providing food for thought. Since its inception in 2014, Silk Road International Film Festival has stuck to the concept of “Openness, Inclusiveness and Mutual Learning”. It has grown into a grand eye-catching event. This year’s festival has displayed the culture and humanity of many countries, and will surely promote the development of film industry. At present, the number of Shaanxi’s local-produced films is near the top in the country. Western films and local-produced films have gained world popularity

This year’s Silk Road International Film Festival, under the theme of “Movie in Development, Culture in Diversity”, consists activities like opening ceremony, film awards, movie show, film forum, and closing ceremony, etc. The film festival will present awards like the Best Story Movie, the Best Documentary Award; the Best Animated Feature Award; the Best Actor and Actress. The result will be announced at the closing ceremony on Sep. 23.

This year’s Silk Road International Film Festival is organized by State General Administration of Press and Publication, Radio, Film and Television, Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, Fujian Provincial People’s Government, and undertaken by the Film Board of State General Administration of Press and Publication, Radio, Film and Television, Shaanxi Bureau of Press and Publication, Radio, Film and Television, and Xi’an Municipal People’s Government.