The opening ceremony of a film festival featuring winners and finalists of the 2017 Cross-Strait Youth Short Film Competition (We愛•兩岸青年短片大賽) and a post-event forum will be held at Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University on Sept. 25. Shanghai Cross-Strait Exchange Promotion Association Honorary Chairman Li Wenhui and Deputy Chairman Wang Lixin and Legislator Kao Chin Su-mei will be cutting the ribbon along with other guests at the opening event.
Twenty-three awarding-winning and nominated films will be screened from Sept. 21 to November in locations such as Er Xin High School in Keelung, Taiwan, Chinese Culture University, Chongyou University of Science and Technology, Kainan Vocational High School, National Taiwan University of Arts and University of Taipei as well as in Shanghai institutions including Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Vancouver Film School, Fudan University and Shanghai Institute of Visual Art, etc. The artists behind these films will also come to the campuses to share their experience in making their movies and of attending the Film Masters’ Camp.
The competition is jointly held by the Shanghai Cross-Strait Exchange Promotion Association, Shanghai Cultural Association, Shanghai Technology and Arts Education Center, Wenhui Bao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, xFuture Ltd. (Shanghai) and Hualien Media International Co. and co-organized by Shanghai Radio, Film and Television Industry Association and the Micro Movie Association. The Shanghai Taiwanese Service Center, The China Post, The Commons Daily, DrMaster Press Co., Ltd., xFuture Ltd. (Taiwan), the China Taiwan net (www.taiwan.cn), and Youth Commune (y.taiwan.cn) have also given their support for the competition.
The competition takes “We love” as its theme this year and has garnered a lot of attention since its inception on Feb. 21. It received 1,203 films from both sides of the Strait, from which 59 were chosen for the final list. In the Film Masters’ Camp held on June 23 to June 30 in Shanghai, industry heavyweights such as Wolf Chen, Yoko Chou, Gavin Lin, Hu Ding-yi, Qi Wei-li, Zheng Dasheng, Wang Xiaolung and Li Yizhong give the artists making the final list short movies lessons and tips to prepare them for a career in the film industry.
The opening ceremony of a film festival featuring winners and finalists of the 2017 Cross-Strait Youth Short Film Competition and a post-event forum will be held at Taiwan’s Chinese Culture University on Sept. 25. •
The China Post staff