Sino-Foreign Co-produced Films Summit
March 16, 2017   HKCEC, Hong Kong


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China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable at Filmart on "Sino-Foreign Co-produced Films Summit" on Mar 16
China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable at Filmart on "Sino-Foreign Co-produced Films Summit" on Mar 16
Mr. ZHOU Li was giving welcoming remarks.
Mr. CHEN Yiqi said diversity of co-production should be explored and encouraged. China can invest in US films and the other way around, while US filmmakers can also remake Chinese films and vice-versa.
Mr. Dagan POTTER said we have the distinct advantage of having China-based, as well as Los Angeles-based crew. The collaboration between these two groups could bring unique ideas and vision to the process.
Ms. Amy LIU said the development potential of China's co-production film market is huge as the average time Chinese people spend on watching movies remains low at present despite the rapid box office growth on the Chinese mainland.
Mr. YA Ning stressed that it would take time for us to figure out how to promote Chinese films to the US and overseas markets and to adapt our productions to suit the viewing habits of audiences overseas.
Mr. Teddy CHEN said “Today, there's no such thing as a pure mainland film, Hong Kong film or Taiwan film. They have integrated with one another already.”
China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable at Filmart on "Sino-Foreign Co-produced Films Summit" on Mar 16
Ms. Ann AN highlighted that mastering Hollywood’s production skills and camera language is one of the pre-conditions for exporting Chinese culture successfully.
Mr. William PFEIFFER expressed concern that there will be more blurry lines when it comes to co-production. Globalization is inevitable and technology is the key to solving problems in co-production. Hopefully, the actors will be able to speak their language along with the translations.
Mr. CT YIP pointed out the mainland’s film industry has been developing fast, fueled by the advent of internet ticketing and distribution platforms. He said films represent the “crystalisation” of humans’ thoughts and creations, so people in the industry need to keep learning, observing and changing to meet the challenges.
Dr. MA Runsheng said Sino-foreign co-produced films offer a great opportunity for Chinese culture to go out, as well as for advanced international culture to enter China, but great co-productions have yet to emerge.
Mr. William FENG said China's cooperation with the West in film production will be stepped up, not only through co-production but also general cooperation based on local productions. He stressed that for Chinese films to go out, their story lines need to be improved to enable the world to better understand Chinese stories.