Thursday, June 3, 2010

Festival Opens Doors for Collaboration Between US & China

MACAO, CHINA - Filmmaker Randall Dark recently returned from China, where he served as the artistic director for the inaugural Macao China International Digital Cinema Festival and Entertainment Technology Expo with a 3D Summit ( Dark says the purpose of the event was to showcase American and Chinese feature films and documentaries, as well as to host panels that address increasing globalization, technological expansion and changing standards. 3D was a hot topic, he notes.

The event also served as an opportunity for filmmakers to discuss possible collaboration, co-productions and distribution deals between the two countries, and to exchange creative ideas.

The Savannah College of Art and Design’s students served as an international education partner for the event, which wrapped up with a screening of Disney's Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure for over 100 children from the city of Macao.

"The heart and spirit of our festival was showcased during the Tinker Bell screening," says Dark. "Not only is the event designed to bring together the best minds in both the creative and technical industry world wide, but I want to also involve the community. Let them share in the excitement of world class events such as this.”

“Getting the support from the Chinese Government was key to launching a successful festival and already they have initiated discussions on how to make the festival bigger next year,” adds festival chairman Jeff Greene.

The festival kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that made use of 35mm film. Click on images to make larger.

reposted with permission from Post Magazine

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