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Bif&st 2018 – China Insight: The Chinese Film Industry and its Relationship with Italy

First edition of “China Insight” at Bif&st 2018, organized by Apulia Film Commission in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute of Shanghai
(Bari, 23 April 2018).

The first edition of “China Insight” was held at the 9th Bari International Film Festival, and was organized by Apulia Film Commission in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute of Shanghai. Sinoglobal Investments Advisory supported AFC in the planning and organization of the event.

The two-day conference provided a new window on the Chinese audio-visual sector: the first panel explored the development of Chinese film industry and collaboration opportunities between Italy and China; the second panel presented the peculiarities of Chinese film and documentary production in China, with an in-depth focus on the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival (中国广州国际纪录片节), as Guangzhou and Bari have been sister cities since 1986.

The event saw the participation of a Chinese delegation of the Hengdian Group, one of the top-ten private-owned enterprises in China, owner of the Hengdian World Studios (also known as “Chinawood”), one of the world’s largest movie bases. Billy Lü, President of Hengdian By Creations Film Media, shared an interesting insight on the new trends of Chinese film industry in the Internet era with the so called “Watch & Buy” integration system.

The event was moderated by Mr. Gianpaolo Camaggio.

The videos of the first-day panel are available here.

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