5 Pakistani films screen at SCO Film Festival in China

5 Pakistani films screen at SCO Film Festival in China

Jackie Chan is the ambassador of the ongoing film fest!
14 Jun, 2018

A five-day long Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday night with stunning performances in front of a packed audience at a local concert hall in Qingdao, east Chinas Shandong province.

The festival, co-hosted by the State Film Administration and Shandong provincial government aims to promote cooperation and exchanges between the member states.

The festival, first of its kind, will screen around 55 movies from SCO countries including five Pakistani films, with more than 200 delegates from eight SCO states in attendance.

Executive vice Minister Publicity Department of CPC Central Committee and Head of State Film Administration of China welcoming the delegations from members countries and observer states during the opening ceremony and welcoming banquet.

Terming the festival as an important cultural event, he said it would enhance people to people contacts between the SCO member states and help build a community of shared future of mankind. He informed that China, one of the largest film industries with 55,000 cinema screens, is producing more than 700 films annually and said his country is willing to share its expertise with the film industries of SCO countries.

Pakistan movies to be screened during the film festival include Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Punjab Nahi Jaungi, Parchi, Bin Roye and Chalay Thay Saath.

Kung Fu giant Jackie Chan has been named as the festival's promotional ambassador and filmmaker Han Sanping will head the jury panel.

CEO of Hum TV Channel, Ms. Sultana Siddiqui is representing as a jury member, while the Pakistani delegation is led by Director External Publicity Wing, Ms. Ambreen Jan. Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid and Vice Secretary General of SCO, Vladimir Potapenko were present during the opening ceremony.

The movies, all brought by the SCO member states, will allow spectators to feast their eyes and experience different cultures. The festival organizer will play the movies for over 260 times on 23 screens of nine cinemas in Qingdao.

The SCO Film Festival is the first international film event being held in Qingdao after the place was named City of Film by the UNESCO. The festival will present characteristics and charm of the coastal city. The SCO now includes China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan as full members


Aamer Jun 14, 2018 03:10pm
Good selection of movies from Pakistan.
Kailash Singh Jun 14, 2018 03:13pm
Jacky Chan acted In India - China venture 'Kung fu yoga'.
Junaid Ali Jun 14, 2018 04:22pm
@Kailash Singh Is that even relevant to this topic? Why feeling so Insecure
PAKRAT Jun 14, 2018 09:15pm
@Junaid Ali Not insecure....just apprising you
Ayesha Jun 14, 2018 09:41pm
@Junaid Ali Why feel so insecure? He just said Jacky Chan acted in their movie.
kevin Jun 15, 2018 12:02am
@Junaid Ali of course. It is every Indias duty to promote India in every forum whether relevant or not.
Zak Jun 15, 2018 04:04am
Unfortunately, India looks and sounds the odd one out.
Zak Jun 15, 2018 04:07am
@Junaid Ali absolutely right. Poor Indians.
rosh Jun 15, 2018 04:34am
@Junaid Ali good response
Adnan 2 Jun 15, 2018 07:58pm
@Junaid Ali Very well said. You nailed it. Indian feel so insecure.
jamal Jun 18, 2018 07:34pm
Good to know Pakistan sent 5 movies to SCO FF.