Shanghai Int'l Film Festival Attracts Overseas Studios

More than 670 films and TV programs from studios and TV organizations in 46 countries and regions are to participate in the 6th Shanghai International Film Festival scheduled for June.

The film festival, which this year coincides with the 9th Shanghai TV festival, is the only one of its kind in China and one of only two A category international film festivals in Asia.

Major events at this year's film festival include an international film show, and a film and TV program trade fair.

An international symposium, with the themes "Entertainment Economy and the Film and TV Industry" and "Chinese-Language Films: Artistic Films and Commercial Films," will also be held during the festival.

Seventeen Chinese and overseas films will compete for this year's Golden Goblet Award at the festival.

(Xinhua News Agency April 23, 2002)

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