/R E P E A T -- News conference - Canada-China International Film Festival launches in Montreal/

MONTREAL, Aug. 30, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Montreal will be host to a new international film festival as of this fall. The inaugural edition of the Canada-China International Film Festival will be held September 16 to 19, in partnership with Concordia University.

In addition to public screenings of films in competition, the festival will be a meeting place for people working in the fields of art, technology and digital interactive media. A co-production pitch forum also aims to develop new collaborations and expand markets for producers and distributors in China and Canada.

Festival highlights include:

  • An Entertainment Technology Summit featuring industry leaders, including executives from Cirque du Soleil, Disney, IBM and Google
  • An interactive exhibition showcasing the latest in virtual and augmented realities
  • A forum on women in film and television featuring Oscar winner Beverly Shaffer and director Ning Zhaoyu

Full program details will be outlined at a news conference:

Date: Thursday, September 8th
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: 1250 Guy Street (FB Building), room 600
Concordia University


SOURCE Concordia University

For further information: media@cciff.net, 514-497-9688 www.cciff.ca


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