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Festival to encourage local young film talents

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Video sharing website Tudou, known for encouraging young emerging filmmakers and amateurs, is holding its fourth Tudou Video Festival.

Teaming up with the independent Sundance Film Festival to help outstanding filmmakers, the winners of the Tudou Video Festival will be sent to Sundance for further competition.

Last year, the festival got 5,585 video submissions in three months for the competition, in four major and 15 others categories, and has seen new filmmakers have been emerge; the Chopstick Brothers’ Old Boy has been one of the most visited videos on the Internet in China, while Net Addition War went to the Hawaii Film Festival.

“Tudou’s slogan is ‘Everyone is the director of their own lives.’ We want to use the slogan for the festival…encouraging new filmmakers and young talents, to find the new inspirational Chinese works. We want Tudou to be the easiest and cheapest way for new talents to show their works,” said Wang Wei, CEO of Tudou.

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via China.org.cn

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