"FIRST Youth" Film Festival Opens in Xining

2011-09-27 10:41:00        Chinese Films

A grand opening party of the FIRST Youth Film Festival was held in Xining, Qinghai province , in northwest China on September 26. Deputy mayor of Xining city Wang Xuan made a speech during the party. [Photo: chinesefilms.com]

A grand opening party for the FIRST Youth Film Festival was held yesterday in Xining, Qinghai Province, in northwest China, Chinesefilms.cn reports.

Festival organizer Li Ziwei, Deputy Mayor of Xining city Wang Xuan, and jury president Teddy Chan made speeches during the party where the poster for the festival was unveiled.

The FIRST Youth Film Festival got its start at the International College Students Image Festival in 2006. It is the only domestic event where film stars honor young film fans.

More than 1,400 films and short films shot by college students are competing for the top Qinghe Award at this year's festival.

Chan and jury members Yan Ni, Sun Honglei, Li Yang, Guan Hu, Chen Baiqing and Dennis Mann will choose best films during the three-day festival, which runs until September 29.

By Liu Shuai

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