The Chinese American Film Festival hosted by EDI Media Inc. held the 2017 Chinese American Film Festival & Chinese American TV Festival Press Conference on September 1st at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Central Library. The Organizing Committee has officially announced that starting from 2017, the “China’s Outstanding TV Series Golden Angel Award” of the Chinese American Film Festival will be officially upgraded to the “Chinese American TV Festival”, and this act was authorized by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT).
Chairman of the Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) and Chinese American TV Festival (CATF) and EDI Media Inc., James Su, Cultural Department of the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles, Wang Jin, the city Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library John F. Szabo , and CAFF Co-Chairmen, which are Academy Award winner, Producer of THE GODFATHER Andre Morgan, Chairman and CEO of Pandemonium Films, formerly served on the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, President of the Judging panel for Berlin Film Festival and Tokyo Film Festival, Producer of HACKSAW RIDGE Bill Mechanic, along with the former First Lady of the Los Angeles County Christine Hu, jointly revealed the “Chinese American Film Festival” and “Chinese American TV Festival”, concept of a “Double Festival” and the first reveal of this year’s festivals posters, in hopes that more Chinese and American Film and Television companies and their productions will attend this year’s grand festival.
The Representative Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Jimmy Wu, West Covina Council Member Lloyd Johnson, City Council member of Duarte Samuel Kang, Mayor of Walnut Mary Su, San Gabriel City Council member Qinhe Liao, Mayor of Fullerton Bruce Whitaker, Vice Mayor of Monterey Park Lin Dajian issued a Congratulatory Certificate to the Organizing Committee, and wished great success in the “Double Festival”. John F. Szabo, the city Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, expressed that he was incredibly honored to be one of the screening locations for this year’s Chinese American Film Festival; he hopes to bring a visual feast to more American fans through a series of screening events, and to further facilitate understanding between the two cultures.
As a supporting entity of the Chinese American Film Festival and the Co-Organizer of the Co-production Summit, Head of the PGA’s China Task Force, Elizabeth Dell, hopes to work together with the Organizing Committee to provide a platform for better cooperation between China and the United States. Chairman of Datang Brilliant Media Co., Ltd. Wang Hui and the President of Beijing Documentary Development Association, Liu Xiaolin, as the Co-Organizer of the Chinese American Film Festival film and Television market, and the representatives of the China Radio and Television Publishing House Film and Television Union, wish the successful cooperation between two parties, but also hope that the Film and Television Union members can strengthen communication with the Hollywood industry through this year’s festival. IMAX Head of the International Development Department Christopher Tillman and other film company executives attended the event and expressed they were much honored to perform international exchanges and cooperation through this platform and are looking forward to the arrival of October.
Chinese American Film Festival Organizing Committee Member, Academy Award winner, INDIANA JONES and LION KING Sound Effects Editor Richard Anderson, Producer of RUSH HOUR Arthur Sarkissian, music writer and composer who has worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and Madonna Peter Rafelson, Hollywood Chinese Film Stars Wu Junmei, Zhang Yuji, Li Zaiyang, Famous International Producer, Lianne Hu, Professor of Political Science at USC Stanley Rosen, Professor of Cinema Practice at USC, Jason Squire, Professor of Los Angeles Community College Liao Maojun, the Secretary-General Zhang Donghui of the China Film Association Film Commission, high-tech all attended the conference and thanked the guests for their support for the Chinese American Film Festival for many years. Grammy Award winner Omar Akram, Hollywood Famous Director Chris Nebe, DIAOYU ISLANDS– THETRUTH , China Hollywood film industry expert Anthony Vogels also attended the conference and wish the festival great success.
The 2017 Chinese American Film Festival and Chinese American TV Festival will be held between October 29th to November 30th; a month long of Film & TV festival events including: Film & TV Summit, Film & TV Market, “The Golden Angel” Award Ceremony and over 10 seminars, discussions and screenings. The Chinese American Film Festival TV Co-Production Summit is co-organized by the State Administration of Press Publication, Radio, Film and Television of People’s Republic of China (SAPPRFT) International Division and TV Drama Division. The Film Co-Production Summit is Co-Organized by PGA and China Film Co-Production Corporation, The Film & TV Market is Co-Organized by China Film Co., and China Radio and Television, Film & Television Union.
Universal Pictures, Fox, HBO, Netflix, CBS, IMAX and many widely known US Film & Television Institutions will participate in this year’s festival. Up until now, the Chinese American Film Festival and Chinese American TV Festival are open to registration, and have already received over 200 productions from both US and China.
During the Press Conference, the Chinese American Film Festival Organizing Committee issued the ”Consultant Certificate” to Famous Performing Artist, Chinese American Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Yalei Gui, President of Beijing Documentary Development Association Xiaolin Liu. The Chinese American Film Festival and Chinese American TV Festival’s Honorary Sponsor East West Bank Senior Vice President, Emily Wang, Festival Official Airline China Airlines, Director of North American Division Zhihang Chi, Manager of Bicycle Resort Leo Chu have all attended the Press Conference.