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China Film & TV Conference 2017

Updated: Jan 30, 2019

Chinese Film & TV Industry Leaders Visit Edinburgh, Paris and London for the 2017 China Film and Propeller TV’s annual conference showcasing the best of Chinese film and TV and bringing together industry experts.

Propeller TV (PTV) organised the China TV and Film Conference 2017 on Saturday 3rd - Friday 9th June in Edinburgh, London and Paris. The conference is a celebration of cultural exchange in digital content to bridge the gap between UK, France and China. This year’s conference builds on the success of the previous edition in 2015, again showcasing the very best in TV and Film of the Chinese-speaking world to the UK English audience.

The conference welcomed industry-leading Chinese delegates, top executives and experts including Guijun Wang, Vice Chairman, Perfect World Picture; Yang Weiguang, Senior Director of Alibaba Youk; Wang Ying, CEO of 21st Century Wink Media; and Xiong Lan, CE, Beijing CCTV Splendid Film and TV Corp. Ltd to impart, educate, and share knowledge on Chinese, British and French film & TV. Opportunities in China were discussed amongst the presentations from leading companies and producers and investors were able to talk to the Chinese delegates face-to-face about potential partnerships.

Each conference opened with a screening of the best 22 works of Chinese films, TV series and documentaries selected by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press, Radio, Film and Television. These award winning Chinese films, TV dramas, documentaries and animations that are participating in this year’s exhibition will be broadcasted in the UK on Propeller TV over a set period.

At the London Ceremony, China and UK government representatives joined film and TV industry experts to deliver speeches on how China and UK can build partnerships to promote cultural exchange. Speakers include Li Wei, Director of the Party Committee of Beijing Municipal People's Congress; Liu Xiaoming, the Ambassador of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the U.K.;Michael Charlton, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer at Department of International Trade (DIT). The Edinburgh event was addressed by Pan Xinchun, Chinese Consulate-General in Edinburgh; Frank Ross, Lord Provost of Edinburgh; and Lord Provost of South Ayrshire, Helen Moonie were amongst over 200 attendees.The final part of the conference took place in Paris on Thursday 8th June with meetings between film and TV organisations and publishing companies.

According to Ambassador Liu, “China-UK relationship is now at its best time in history, as evidenced by the ever-vibrant cooperation in all fields. The creative industries, the film and TV industry in particular, are fast becoming a new growth point in China-UK cooperation. This China-UK Film and TV Conference is one of the best examples.”

To further explore the possibilities of cooperation, Ambassador Liu suggested firstly, we should seize the historic opportunities in the “Golden Era” and the Belt and Road Initiative. Secondly, improve the mechanisms of cooperation and build new platforms. Thirdly, Chinese and UK film and TV cooperation should match up strengths to achieve win-win results.

Michael Charlton added: "The combination of storytelling capability, creative talent and technological excellence makes the UK a great place to make productions, for both film and TV, and to do business. I hope this visit will help to develop new projects and build on the success I have already described today." 2017 promises to be the biggest and most exciting year yet for Chinese film & TV, underlining the conference growing a reputation as a key event in UK’s cultural calendar.

Mr Charlton believed that the both countries have thriving film and TV industries and are highly expected to witness further cooperative projects in the future.

Zhenzhen Ye as the Managing Director of Propeller TV Ltd summarized the Conference in his speech: “This Conference is a continuation of success from the 2015 China-UK Film and TV Conference. We hope this Conference can further contribute to the China-UK cooperation and mutual understanding in the fields of film and Television, so that China-UK cultural exchange and friendship can be boosted to a new level.”

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