Indian films have made their way into China in recent years, but remain strange to most Chinese viewers compared with European, American, Japanese and South Korean films.
Since Dangal grossed 1.3 billion yuan in mainland China to work a miracle of Indian films in China in 2017, a growing number of Indian films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Secret Superstar have achieved brilliant results in China and enjoyed growing popularity among Chinese viewers. Both film powers, China and India have much in common and huge potential for cooperation.
During the "Indian Film Week", to enhance the contacts and mutual understanding between the Chinese film circle and the Indian film circle, and promote the exchanges and cooperation between Chinese filmmakers and Indian filmmakers, the China-India Film Co-Production Dialogue will invite Chinese and Indian professionals to have a dialogue from different perspectives and dimensions, seek a path for the common development of Chinese films and Indian films, and create more opportunities for further strengthening China-India film co-production.
The following four guests will share their views on China-India film co-production and seek a path for the common development of Chinese films and Indian films.
Wen Muye, Director and Screenwriter.
His feature film directorial debut Dying to Survive was released in the summer of 2018, received positive response and achieved a box office success. It won the "Best Screenplay" award in the Competition Section of the 42nd Montreal World Film Festival in 2018, the awards of Best Feature Film, Best Leading Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor at the 14th Changchun Film Festival in 2018, as well as the 55th Golden Horse Awards for Best New Director, Best Leading Actor and Best Original Screenplay.
Zhou Maofei, Party Secretary and Chairman of Beijing Cultural Investment Development Group Co., Ltd.
He invested in and produced films starring Jackie Chan like Dragon Blade, Railroad Tigers and Kung Fu Yoga, and invested in a number of outstanding film & television works like Wolf Warriors II, I Am Not Madame Bovary, The Island, A Cool Fish and The Wandering Earth. Framestore, a world-class film & television visual effects company he holds a stake in has won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects three times. He is also committed to building and operating National Base for International Cultural Trade, and exerting its advantage in resource integration to provide outstanding services for more international film & television resources.
Shahrukh Khan, Indian Actor, Producer and Host
He has appeared in over 80 Indian films since 1992, including Devdas (2002), Veer Zaara (2004) and My Name Is Khan (2010). Known as the "King of Bollywood", he has won a lot of awards, including 14 Filmfare Awards, the Padma Shri from the Indian Government and the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government. In 2008, he was named one of the fifty most powerful people in the world by Newsweek.
Kabir Khan, Indian Director and Screenwriter
His feature film directorial debut Kabul Express won the Indira Gandhi Award in 2006. The Forgotten Army won the Jury Award in Film South Asia 2000. Mechanics of Change won the Best National Film Award of 2002 Mumbai International Film Festival. In 2015, Bajrangi Bhaijaan earned him the National Film Awards once again. His documentary/film works have spread in more than 70 countries.