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Siping City to host the 12th China International Children's Film Festival
2013/04/09     Source:

On the morning of April 7, the 12th China International Children's Film Festival preparatory work launching ceremony cum press conference was held. The State Press and Publication Administration of Radio, Film and Television approved Siping City and China Children and Teenagers Film Institute to co-host the 12th China International Children's Film Festival. The festival will be held in Siping City from September 10 to 14, 2013. This is the first time for China International Children's Film Festival to enter into the Northeast region, with the purpose of promoting and prospering the children film market in the second-tier cities in the three provinces in Northeast China, and enabling more primary and secondary school students in the Northeast region to truly enter the theater to watch good children's films, and plays a positive role in strengthening cultural construction in Siping, improving the level of opening up in Siping, and promoting economic and social development of Siping.

During the festival, 40 outstanding Chinese and foreign children's films and animated films are expected to enter the competition and screen. By then, a number of stars at home and abroad and the Children's Film guests will gather in Siping, learn from each other, discuss and exchange on children's film development plan. Nearly one hundred screenings of children films will go deep into many primary and secondary schools and communities of Siping City, and hundreds of film artists from around the world will go to the screening sites to exchange ideas with children.

According to Hou Keming, president of China Children's Film Society: "The broad participation of children will become the biggest highlight of the festival, and the jury composed of 200 primary and secondary school students will participate in the selection of multiple children's film awards. Before the opening of the festival, the children from the Northeast region can also watch domestic and foreign first-class works of children's films in advance, and participate in the film dubbing contest and other television cultural activities."

As the first city of the three provinces in Northeast China to host China International Children's Film Festival, Siping has a rich cultural heritage, is an important transport hub, and has a diverse culture, good film screening places and hospitable people. Siping as one of the cities that launch ideological and moral education of minors by using one hundred patriotic education videos always walks in the forefront of the country in terms of film and television education in primary and secondary schools.

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