Television festival kicks off in Shanghai

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Screening of TV productions vying for the Mongnolia Awards, which is open free to local residents, starts on June 8. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The 25th Shanghai TV Festival, an international platform for exchange in the television field in Asia, kicked off on Monday in Shanghai.

Five forums themed around the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People's Republic of China and the development of the television industry will be held from June 10 to 13, covering television reviews, TV series creation and other TV-related topics.

During the same period, global experts will discuss and analyze the creation and development of documentaries, animations and TV series.

One of the highlights of the festival, the Magnolia Awards Ceremony will be held on June 14. The event recognizes outstanding works in categories including TV dramas, documentaries, animations and TV shows.

This year, the jury panel received a record number of submissions totaling nearly 1,000. The entries came from 52 countries and regions.

The internet television summit for international films and TV series will also be held from June 11 to 12. This event focuses on the current situation and future development of the internet films and TV series industry.

A total of 37 international TV works will be showcased on local TV channels during the festival. Citizens can view 27 global television works at locations such as the China Art Museum, the Mercedes-Benz Arena, the Shanghai Natural History Museum and the Power Station of Art in Shanghai.

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