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London Set to Host Screen China and British Chinese Film and Television Summit in September 2014

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A programme of events (12 – 18 September) which will introduce people to a wide selection of recent Chinese films not previously seen in Britain and will facilitate ties between the British and Chinese film and television industries was announced today (17 April, Beijing) at the Beijing International Film Festival.

This combination of activity, Screen China and the British Chinese Film & Television Summit, is being organised by Allied China Europe Society (ACES) with its China partners the China Record Cultural Media Company and CTV Audio-Visual (Beijing) International Culture Exchange Centre.
The programme has the full support of China Film Fund and State Administration of Press Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) and China Film Co-Production Corporation. To participate in this

first British Chinese Film and Television Summit, a party of senior officials from SAPPRFT will attend as will an industry delegation which will include more than 200 guests including directors, producers and film stars.

Screen China, the celebration of Chinese culture and film, will take place over four days and nights (Saturday 13 September – Tuesday 16 September) as part of the Mayor’s Thames Festival – London’s only river-focused multi-arts festival and the largest of its kind in the world. Some Chinese multi cultural arts organisations will showcase food and handcraft art pieces and there will also be circus and other performances designed to appeal to the general public and tourists from around the world. “To top it all, we have an amazing list of 39 recent, popular films, eight to ten of which we will be showing on outdoor screens around The Scoop at More London in the shadow of the world-famous Tower Bridge” explains Huilin Proctor, Chief Executive of ACES and Chair of the organizing committee.

The British Chinese Film & TV Summit (Monday 15 September), which is being supported by China Film Co-Production Corporation and run in partnership with the British Film Institute, will take place at the BFI’s Southbank venue. It will include panel discussions on a range of topics including co-production, film finance and distribution and will also provide unparalleled networking and business matching opportunities to help put UK film makers in touch with potential Chinese contacts and vice-versa. One of the first speakers confirmed is Lord Julian Fellowes (writer of Gosford Park and creator of Downton Abbey) who will also be a guest in the evening of the 15 at a glamorous Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony which will bring together the most prestigious players in Chinese and British film and television.

The British Chinese Film & TV Summit has also confirmed its first sponsor, global law firm DLA Piper. “We hope that being the first to offer our encouragement to the Summit and Screen China will encourage other companies to get in touch” says Lord Tim Clement Jones, Honorary President of ACES and London Managing Partner of DLA Piper UK LLP.

More information on Screen China and the British Film & Television Summit can be found on all of the following.

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Facebook: Allied China Europe Society, ACES and Screen China

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Notes to editors:

Allied China Europe Society (ACES)

Founded in March 2004, Allied China Europe Society (ACES) is a not for profit organisation. Its mission is to promote co-operation across various sectors including economics, education, legal and culture between European countries and China. The Honorary President is Lord Tim Clement-Jones, who is also Deputy Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on China.

State Administration of Press Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT)

Its main task is the administration and supervision of  state-owned enterprises : ..  engaged in the television : .. ,  radio : .. and  film : ..  industries.

It has given its authorisation and support to the organisers of Screen China as part of the Mayor’s Thames Festival and the British Chinese Film & Television Summit. The goals are to support the sustainable development of the Chinese film industry, to promote the Chinese film industry including the screening of Chinese films and to promote co-operation in film between China and Britain and between companies involved in the industry.


The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive.

Founded in 1933, the BFI is a registered charity governed by Royal Charter.

The BFI Board of Governors is chaired by Greg Dyke.

The Mayor’s Thames Festival

The annual Mayor’s Thames Festival is London’s only river-focused multi-arts festival and the largest of its kind in the world.

The Mayor’s Thames Festival is presented by the  Thames Festival Trust : .. , a not-for-profit charitable trust with an independent board of trustees, with the support of London Mayor Boris Johnson and Arts Council England. Via its year-round learning and participation programme,  Rivers of the World : .. , the Trust also works with over 120 schools across London and internationally, engaging more than 9,000 young people each year. This year’s festival will form part of Totally Thames, a new, annual season of events celebrating the river over its 42 London miles. This year’s festival takes place from 1-30 September 2014.

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