As an extension to the first stage of the UK-China Film Collaboration Project, together with our partners, we will be organising an investment call event to share some of our findings, insights and new ideas in Shanghai this December.

December 10 2019, 13:30-15:30
Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Association
Room 803, No.58, Nanchang Road, Shanghai, China

 

Introduction 

This investment call event is informed by the first stage of UK-China Film Collaboration Project, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. Led by Dr Hiu Man Chan from Cardiff University, between February and October 2019, the project conducted a scoping study on different models of collaboration related to film distribution and exhibition. The UK is the most innovative country where it comes to cinema culture and economy. On the other hand, China is currently the second biggest film market which will soon take over the US. What are the unexplored opportunities for entrepreneurs to work together between Shanghai and the UK? How can we successfully combine both the culture and industry aspects of film via these opportunities? In addition to trading film rights and organising film festivals, the project team has identified several new innovative models which yet exist in the market. Alongside its project partners, via this one-off event, the UK-China Film Collab Project will share with you the latest ideas, insights as well as proposals that we have put together to gather initial investment interests.

Attendees to this event will be selected. If you are interested in attending, please send a copy of your business card and a paragraph of your intention to [email protected] no later than 30 November.

 

Event Agenda

Welcoming Speech: Mr Hui Jin, Secretary-General, Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Association

Introduction to CBBC: Representative from China Britain Business Council

Latest Film Policy in Shanghai: Professor Yueming Rong, Shanghai Culture Research Centre, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences

Introduction to the UK-China Film Collab Project & Investment Opportunities: Dr Hiu Man Chan, Cardiff University

Break & Networking

Introduction to Trinity Cineasia: Cedric Behrel, Co-founder and Managing Director

Introduction to The Big Picture, advisers to cinema: Rob Arthur, Senior Consultant & Director

Future Plans for UK-China Film Collab Project: Dr Hiu Man Chan, Cardiff University

Q&As and Discussions

Ends

 

Acknowledgement

Shanghai Culture Research Centre, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences is Academic Partner of the UK-China Film Collaboration Project; both China Britain Business Council and Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Association are Strategic Partner, while Trinity Cineasia and The Big Picture are Industry Partner of the project.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is part of UK Research and Innovation, a body that works in partnership with universities, research organisations, businesses, charities, and government to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish. The UK-China Film Collaboration Project was funded by AHRC’s UK-China Creative Industries Partnership Development Grants 2019.