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China International Film Festival opens at the Central Hall Westminster in London
The first China International Film Festival London has opened with a gala ceremony at the Central Hall Westminster.
 
China's global influence is also growing in the world of movies. In the wake of the fifth China Image Film Festival in the UK last month, another major Chinese film festival has just begun. The first China International Film Festival London has opened with a gala ceremony at the Central Hall Westminster.

 
 International Film Festival London has opened at the Central Hall of Westminster

The star-studded evening was attended by movie stars including Fan Bingbing, Simon Yam and Jaycee Chan, among others. Among the participating celebrities is China's Olympic equstrian Alex Hua Tian. He encourages more people to take up horse riding especially during the upcoming Chinese year of the horse.
 
As the new year rings in, it's also time for these actors to round up their year and make some new year wishes.
 

Actress Fan Bingbing attends the opening ceremony of China Int'l Film Festival opens in London.

"It's my first time in London. I've been to the Busan International Film Festival before, but this is very different. I hope I can have some better film roles next year," actress Ding Zishuo said.

"It's been a special year for me because I became a mother. Next year I'll work harder in my film caree r- I'm very happy that I'll be starring in a new China-UK co-production, which is soon to be released," actress Huang Yi said.

A total of 15 Chinese films, including "Lost in Thailand", "So Young" and "Silent Witness" will be shown to British audiences during the four-day event, which is supported by the State General Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television and the British Council.

The organizers also plan to hold similar Chinese film festivals in four other European countries, including Germany, Italy, France and Austria.

Related News in Chinese: 首届伦敦国际华语电影节在威斯敏斯特中央大厅开幕
 
  Source: CNTV

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