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Festival introduces German cinema to audiences in Beijing

Updated: 2021-12-06 17:02 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Poster for the 2021 Festival of German Cinema. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The 2021 Festival of German Cinema held its first screening event at the Broadway Cinematheque MOMA in Beijing on Dec 3. The festival is organized by German Films and co-organized by the Goethe Institute (China), the Goethe Institute in Beijing (China) and Broadway Cinematheque. Simone Baumann, general manager of German Films, Anke Redl, representative of German Films in China, Clemens Treter of the Goethe Institute in Beijing and filmmaker Jia Zhangke, ambassador of this year's event, expressed their congratulations on the success of the film festival.

The 2021 Festival of German Cinema opened with Maria Schrader's I'm Your Man. Maren Eggert, one of the most promising and talented actors in Germany, won the Silver Bear for best leading actress at the Berlinale for her performance in the film.

This year's film selection panel puts forwards six masterpieces to be screened at the Broadway Cinematheque in Beijing, including Curveball, A Symphony of Noise, Home, Nico and Nuclear Forever.

The Festival of German Cinema has been held annually since 2013 and is now in its ninth year. It has brought new, outstanding German films to Chinese audiences. In this particular year, when the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the world, the significance of this film festival will be even greater. Over the next two weeks, let's experience the glamour of German cinema on the big screen.

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The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]

The 2022 China International Travel Mart was launched in Kunming, Yunnan province today. The three-day event opened at the Kunming Dianchi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Centre, with a theme focusing on smart innovation and high-quality tourism industry aspects.

The news conference was held in the city on Thursday. Zhang Xilong, first class inspector of the Bureau of the International Communication and Cooperation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and Lou Kewei, deputy-director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Yunnan province presented the meeting along with academy and entrepreneur representatives.

The conference introduced the preparations and relevant activities of the mart, such as a forum on smart tourism and innovation, a symposium on international travel communication and cooperation in the framework of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and a workshop on the China-Laos railway’s contribution to building an Asian community with a shared future.

According to the news meeting, the 2022 travel mart covers about 80,000 square meters, with about 4,200 standard booths. 71 countries and regions attended the event both online and offline, and 31 domestic provinces, cities and autonomous regions and 261 independent exhibition teams.

Online services will be provided to the overseas buyers and sellers in the light of time zones. They could also have a face-to-face negotiation at the mart as well.

The mart also has diverse displays to show culture and tourism, physical education and tourism, as well as overseas tourism and museums.

The National Cultural Heritage Administration, the Palace Museum and museums from other provinces will attend the travel mart.

At the event, Yunnan province will have 2,000 standard booths in four separate sections; each will show culture tourism, healthy lifestyles, physical education tourism and culture tourism consumption.

The travel mart will also stick to the rules of pandemic prevention and control while having the activities go on smoothly.

The news conference of the 2022 China International Travel Mart, Kunming, Yunnan province. [Photo/Chinaculture.org]
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