While the Chinese movie market has attracted Australian filmmakers over the past decade, only eight coproduction projects have taken off since 2006, when the two countries first signed a treaty to encourage film partnership. But with seven new coproduction deals signed in Beijing on April 20, the number is expected to rise.
Centered on individuals, five documentaries by Chinese and foreign directors win at a Hangzhou festival.
Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke has teamed up with four established directors from Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa to make a movie.
Empires along the ancient Silk Road may have faded into obscurity over time, but a coin exhibition shows how trade thrived on the legendary Eurasian route.