“Focus on China” launched at 74th Venice Film Festival

Updated 2017-09-03 12:00:56 Xinhua

Themed event "Focus on China" was officially launched at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Thursday, becoming one of the highlights of the festival.

As part of the official program of the film festival, the event aims to build the Belt and Road cultural exchange platform and to further international promotion of Chinese film industry.

Guided by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Activities and Tourism, the Film Bureau of State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television of China and Electronic Information Department of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the event was co-launched by Xinhuanet and Italian Film Audiovisual and Multimedia Industries Association.

This year's event mainly consists of four parts: "Young filmmakers training program", "China Europe virtual reality technology forum", "China's most beautiful shooting locations" and "Sino-Foreign cooperation project roadshow".

By forums, roadshows, screenings and experience exchange, Chinese film talents, latest technology, shooting resources and concrete projects will be presented to the world participants.

The event will remarkably promote the influence of Chinese culture, strengthen China-Europe cultural exchange and build a China-Italy Belt and Road cultural exchange platform based on film industry culture.

The magazine Movie View, cooperative partner of this year's event, organized several exchange activities for filmmakers, including a master class on film making cooperation and a workshop on China's audiovisual market.

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