Chinese filmmakers encouraged to collaborate with foreign counterparts
A senior official with China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) has urged the country’s filmmakers to undertake more cooperative projects with their counterparts from Europe and other foreign countries and regions.
“Chinese and European filmmakers have common wishes and pursuits in promoting the diversity of world cinema. We encourage and support Chinese filmmakers to take advantage of our development and cooperate with their European counterparts and those from other parts of the world,” said Tong Gang, director-general of the SARFT Film Bureau.
Tong made the remarks Monday at a forum entitled “Passage to Sino-European Film Cooperation” as part of the six-day Beijing International Film Festival, which is being jointly hosted by the SARFT and the Beijing Municipal Government.
Since 2004, China has signed intergovernmental agreements on film co-production with Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, as well as several other countries.