2017 ASEAN-China Film Festival kicks off in Malaysia
The 2017 ASEAN-China Film Festival (ACFF) kicks off in Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia on December 2 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN.
The ACFF, initiated by the ASEAN-China Center, will be set up as a long-term platform of film exchanges and cooperation, in line with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Lin Yi, vice chairman of CPAFFC, made a speech during the opening of the ACFF, saying the first ACFF aims at using film to strengthen non-government exchanges between China and ASEAN in order to promote mutual understanding and expansion of each other's cultural cooperation in the humanities.
The festival will be screening a total of 29 films – eight films from China and the rest from ASEAN countries.
On the awards night, all the films will compete in the categories for the five main awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and the Special Jury Award.
The Chinese films to be screened at the film festival include Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior II, Ding Sheng’s Saving Mr. Wu, Stanley Tong’s Kung Fu Yoga, Xue Xiaolu’s Beijing Meets Seattle II: Book Of Love, Huo Jianqi’s Xuanzang, and Alan Mak’s Extraordinary Mission.
The inaugural ACFF runs from December 2 to 4 and the awards presentation ceremony will take place on December 4 at the Putrajaya International Convention Center (PICC).