What can we expect from the SCO Film Festival?

(CGTN)| Updated : 2018-06-11

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The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival 2018 will be held in Qingdao, China's eastern Shandong province, from June 13 to 17.

This event, co-hosted by the State Film Administration and Shandong provincial government, aims to promote cooperation and exchange between SCO states. Film is a universal language and can build a bridge of friendship between different nations.

What can you see?

The festival will screen around 60 movies, including "4 Big Heads," "White Blessing," "The Children of Genghis," from the 12 member and observer states, and hold more than 30 themed events.


More than 60 movies will be screened. [Photo/1905.com]

The jury penal of the festival

The panel will invite film professionals from the eight member states and four observers to select the winners. Kung fu giant Jackie Chan has been named as the festival's promotional ambassador, and filmmaker Han Sanping will head the jury panel.


Filmmaker Han Sanping will head the jury panel. [Photo/1905.com]

Why Qingdao?

Qingdao as the host city of the festival has always been deeply attached to movies.


The first SCO Film Festival conference on 18 April 2018. [Photo/1905.com]

In November 2017, Qingdao was named the first "film capital" in China by UNESCO. It not only has international-class film and television facilities but also owns abundant talent resources, such as Lingshan Bay Film and Television Culture Industry Area, covering 44 square kilometers with a total investment of 120 billion yuan ($18.7 billion).

More than 160 films and television enterprises have registered in the Qingdao West Coast New Area. Besides, many high-end facilities will be put into use, including 30 international standard studios, the world's largest studio area of 10,000 square meters and Asia's largest underwater thermostat setting center.

(With input from Xinhua.)