​Short film project to mark 25th anniversary of Macao's return to China

By Zhang Rui
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A Chinese short film project was launched on Nov. 3 in Xiamen, Fujian province, during the 2023 China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival, to mark the 25th anniversary of Macao's return to China next year.

Organizers launch the "Chinese Stories - 2024 Macao Stories" project at the Film Practitioners' Night during the 2023 China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in Xiamen, Fujian province, Nov. 3, 2023. [Photo courtesy of China Film Press]

China Film Press Co. Ltd. announced the "Chinese Stories - 2024 Macao Stories" project during the Film Practitioners' Night, organized by the China Film Association and the China Film Performance Society. The initiative calls for creative ideas and scripts about the Macao Special Administrative Region from filmmakers in the Chinese mainland, Macao, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. 

A jury of senior film industry insiders and experts will select five outstanding proposals, each receiving 500,000 yuan ($68,500) to support their short film production. Upon completion, these five shorts will premiere at a grand celebration event to commemorate Macao's return in 2024.

Zhang Guangbei, secretary-general of the China Film Performance Society, praised the project in a speech on behalf of the jury panel. He noted its role in promoting Chinese culture, sharing Chinese stories, and encouraging the reflection on and practice of passing on traditions among filmmakers.

He added that the panel will involve directors, producers, scriptwriters, art directors, post-production workers, critics, and cultural experts and will be strict, professional, and fair in evaluating the entries. He stated that the panel also welcomes public supervision.

The project aims to showcase compelling Chinese and Macao stories through short films, highlighting the characteristics of the new era and promoting diverse exchanges between creators from Macao and the Chinese mainland. It also strives to present the significant achievements of Macao since its return 25 years ago through high-quality films and contribute to the creation of a new chapter in Chinese film art, according to the organizers.

Zhu Hongzi, chairman of China Film Press, described the project as "aimed at the younger generation with dreams of filmmaking." He expressed his hope for filmmakers and film industry insiders to unite, promote communication and cooperation, and collectively work toward the prosperous development of Chinese cinema. 

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