Magazine article Screen International

British Delegation Heads to Shanghai

Magazine article Screen International

British Delegation Heads to Shanghai

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The British Council, in partnership with the BFI, is supporting an increased presence for British film at the Shanghai International Film Festival (June 15-23).

As part of a new collaboration between the British Council and SIFF, the festival is screening seven contemporary British films: The Angel's Share, Berberian Sound Studio, Shadow Dancer, Ginger & Rosa, Everyday, Song for Marion [pictured] and Quartet. The majority of the films were backed by the BFI Film Fund.

Also the BFI's recent Hitchcokc 9 restorations will screen at SIFF. This is the first time that all nine films will be presented in China.

Two UK short filmmakers will attend SIFF supported by funds from the joint British Council/BFI Short Support Scheme; BAFTA-nominated TheVoorman Problem and The Craftsman will both screen as part of 'Mobile SIFF', the Festival's short film forum.

A full delegation from the BFI, led by BFI CEO Amanda Nevill and including Creative Director Heather Stewart and Head of International Isabel Davis, will attend the festival to meet Chinese counterparts.

A UK/China exchange programme in 2014 will see the largest ever retrospective of Chinese cinema at London's BFI Southbank.

Meanwhile, the festival welcomes Tom Hooper as jury head and Helen Mirren who is presenting Hitchcock. …

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