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A first glance at the 8th French Film Panorama 【french version】

  Difficile de dire qui du printemps ou du Panorama du cinéma français précèda l'autre tant les deux semblèrent s'être donnés rendez-vous en ce début d'avril pour ravir les cinéphiles comme les promeneurs de la capitale chinoise.   Le marché du cinéma en Chine, à l'image de la classe moyenne de ce pays qui de plus en plus adopte le grand écran parmi ses loisirs, ne cesse de s'étendre. C'est une plutôt bonne nouvelle tant pour la production locale que p...

8th French Film Panorama

  From April 5 to May 30 2011, UniFrance films - an organization promoting French cinema worldwide - and the French Embassy in China, are presenting the eighth edition of the French Film Panorama in China in Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen and Hangzhou.         A selection composed of ten recently released feature films and ten short films, established in cooperation with SARFT (State Administration of Radio, Film, Television), will be broug...

3rd Annual European Union Film Festival

Presentation :  The EU Film Festival will take place in Beijing from November 1 to 30, in Chengdu from November 17 to 23, and in Xi'an from November 26 to December 2, 2010. The EU Film Festival, which is financed by the Delegation of the European Union to China and supported by the Embassy of Belgium, current holders of the revolving EU Presidency, invite EU Member States to showcase one recent, populqr qnd succesful film. Such a wide and diverse selection will enable the Chines...

Francophonie Film festival : Audience Award for Panic in Town

The Francophonie Film Festival ended this Monday after a beautiful month of screening in Beijing.  On the last day, we were delighted to show once again "Panic in Town" to an overwhelmed audience who was thrilled to see the Belgium film for the first or second time. Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar's animation film won the Audience Award with more than 17 000 votes. An online vote had been organised on during the whole month of March for the audience to ch...

Senegalese director Mansour Sora Wade in Beijing

The Senegalese director, Mansour Sora Wade, was invited from March 22 to March 27 by the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "The Price of forgiveness" to the Chinese audience. "The Price of forgiveness" (2001) tells the story of a love triangle between Yatma, Mbanik and Maxoye who are living in a small fishermen village. Their passion will lead Yatma to the killing of his friend Mbanick.The murderer will then marry Maxoye and will have to live his entire li...

Férid Boughedir brings Tunisian cultural to China

Férid Boughedir, Tunisian director, cinema critic and African cinema specialist, was invited to Beijing to take part in the Francophonie Film Festival to present his film "A summer at La Goulette" (1996) to the Chinese audience.   The film deals with the friendship and cohabitation of different cultures and religions (Islam, Catholicism and Judaism) in the 1970s, just before the 6 days war started in the Middle East. The story evolves around three teenage gi...

Sophie Marceau and Christophe Lambert in Mongolia

  Sophie Marceau and her lover Christophe Lambert came to China from March 8 to March 12 to present their film "L'homme de chevet" directed by Alain Monne to the audience of the francophonie film festival.  After a few days spent in Beijing doing interviews and press conferences, the couple was taken by Christine Pernin and Sophie Molinier, the festival organisators to launch the francophonie film festival in Ulan Bator. The two French stars received a ve...

Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, "Panic in Town" directors coming to Beijing

    The Belgium directors of "Panic in town", Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, came to Beijing from Thursday, March 4 to Sunday, March 8 to present to the Chinese audience their animation film. The film is a 70 minutes animation in which the caracters are small plastic figurines and home-made settings, the movement being done by taking a picture of every frame. A long process that took them 5 years in total from the writing of the script to the who...

Francophonie Film Festival Opening Ceremony 2010.03.04

      This is it : the francophone film festival is started! And what a start! The opening ceremony was held at the Beijing Canadian International School, where are going to be hold half of the screenings, in the company of more than 250 guests, embassadors and delegates from many regions of the francophonie. The ceremony started with a cocktail organised by Comptoir de France and DCT Wines treated the guests with their delicious wine. Following w...

The Francophonie Film Festival Press Conference 2010.02.25

The Francophonie Film Festival is ready to offer you the very best of francophone cinema during the whole month of March, starting from March4.               The festival was announced by a press conference last thursday, February 25th held at the MOMA broadway cinematheque and the Kubrick cafe - dongzhimenwai, xiangheyuan lu n.1- to present to the press the different...

Australian Film Festival in China

The Australian Embassy in Beijing is organising an Australian Film Festival, “My Australian Life”, which takes place in Beijing in December 2009. The festival features a mix of newly releases and classics Australian films, award-winning animations and groundbreaking documentaries. All the films are screened in English with Chinese subtitles. Ten films are screened at the Megabox cinema in Sanlitun village from Friday December 4 to Sunday December 13. Eight award-winning Australian documen...

Actor present at the screening of the Austrian film for the EUFF

We were happy to welcome Mr Wang Biao, the grand-father in the Austrian film "Mozart in China", to the screening of the film at the German Embassy School in Beijing on Sunday November 29. Representatives of the Austrian Embassy in Beijing welcomed the actor and introduced the film. After the screening, Mr Wang answered the questions of the audience.     Mr Wang was Assistant Director...

Belgium film director in China for the EU Film Festival

At the Invitation of the Délégation Wallonie-Bruxelles in China, the director of the Belgium film “Formidable”, Dominique Standaert, traveled to Beijing and Chengdu to participate to the EU Film Festival's events. On Tuesday November 24, Dominique Standaert had a master class at the Communication University of China in Beijing in front of forty students. On Wednesday November 25,  Dominique Standaert presented his film at the Italian Istitute of Culture (It...

Images from the Opening Night of the EU Film Festival in Chengdu, in the Sichuan province

The EU Film Festival Opening took place on November 19 in Chengdu. The cocktail took place at the Sofitel Chengdu. Mikael Pulch, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Commission to China, Cheng Xiaolin, Director General of Chengdu Administration of Radio & Television, Zhang Kangmei, Vice Director General of Chengdu Administration of Radio & Television, Zhang Decai, Director of the communication department of Chengdu Administration of Radio & Television, Zhang Yarong from ...

The second edition of the EU Film Festival in China: already a success!

About 40 screenings already took place at the Brodway Cinematheque Moma, the French Cultural Center (Centre Culturel Français), the Ullens Center of Contemporary Art (UCCA), the Cervantes Institute (Instituto Cervantes), the Italian Institute of Culture (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) and the Cinema of the Polish Embassy. The audience is at 90% Chinese, and all age and social categories are represented. Most of them do not understand the language spoken in the film. There are always more...

Images from the Opening Night of the EU Film Festival in Beijing

The EU Film Festival Opening took place in a commercial theater called Saga Cinema on November 5. At the cocktail, the EU ambassador M. Serge Abou, the Swedish ambassador M. Mikael Lindström,  the Slovenian ambassador Ms Marija Adanja, the Greek ambassador M. Theodore Georgakelos, the ambassador of Finland M. Lars Backström, the ambassador of Malta M. Karl Xuereb and the Bulgarian embassador M. Georgi Peichinov were present. Chinese ac...

2nd Annual European Union Film Festival in China

Following the great success of the first Annual EU Film Festival in China, held in Beijing in December 2008, we are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual EU Film Festival in China will take place from November 5th to December 4th, 2009. This year the film festival is expanding and will take place in two cities: Beijing and Chengdu. The Ambassador of Sweden Mikael Lindström and EU Ambassador Serge Abou will hold a press conference to launch the festival in Beijing: Time: Wednesday 14th...


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Art Genesis is a dynamic Sino-French team, whose members are all trilingual in French, English and Chinese. Art Genesis specializes in organizing events and especially film festivals. Art Genesis director Christine Pernin has managed the French Film Panorama in China for 7 years and the EU Film Festival for 2 years.

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