Lights, camera, cooperation: China-Thailand Film Festival held in Bangkok

Updated: 2019-09-02 15:24

Chinese Ambassador in Thailand, Lyu Jian, second from left, accompanies Thai Minister of Culture Itthiphol Kunplome, second from right, in testing a VR device during the opening of the 14th China-Thailand Film Festival in Bangkok on Aug 24, 2019. [Photo/]

Attending the event's opening at the China Cultural Center in Bangkok on Aug 24, Thai Minister of Culture Itthiphol Kunplome said hosting a film festival is one of the most important drivers for mutual cultural understanding.

During his remarks, Chinese Ambassador in Thailand Lyu Jian said the 70 years after the founding of New China also witnessed seven decades of development for the country's film industry.

"As the world's second-largest film market and a major film producer, Chinese films have participated in global exchanges with unprecedented vitality," Lyu said. "I hope the China-Thailand film and television exchanges and cooperation will go deeper and deeper through this film festival."

The event was co-sponsored by the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok and the Thai Ministry of Culture.