Asian Film Festival to Include Free Screenings
Mascot of HAFF
The fifth Hangzhou Asian Film Festival will be held from October 18th to 26th, and the list of finalists for the competition and the poster were released on Sunday.
Hangzhou Asian Film Festival (HAFF), run by a group of young Hangzhou university graduates, is a non-profit event that does not charge audiences to attend. Its main activity is a competition that recruits films from young Asian directors, including overseas Asians. So far only short films are accepted.
This year it has received 374 films from 32 countries and regions for the final competition, and on Sunday at Inna’s Contemporary Art Space it released the list of 15 finalists, of which the directors are from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Lebanon, Iraq and Poland.
HAFF also released its poster, which is a painting by local artist Chen Dongfan from Inna’s Contemporary Art Space, who created a camera-head man holding a speaker and a color palette, and beside the man is a cat holding a movie clapper board. The image of the camera-man has been made into an actual-size sculpture, as the mascot of HAFF, named “Haff,” and small versions will be made as trophies for winners of the film competition.
The jury this year consists of renowned Chinese director Xie Fei, Japanese documentary director Kazuhiro Soda, and Park Kiyong, former head of Korean Academy of Film Arts who is now director of the Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival.
Besides screening 15 movies for audiences, the film festival this year will also include events such as playing Asian-themed movies directed by French masters as well as New Wave southeast Asian cinema. In addition, public forums and lectures will be given free during the festival. Details can be checked on http://haff.asia/2013/zh/.
Qiandao Lake in summer has many to offer and to enjoy the coolness of water in the lake and mountain streams are must-have. We did a thorough research ahead of time and hereby have collected a complete water fun guide of Qiandao Lake for you! Read on to learn more...
In order to improve the high-speed railway connection system and promote the construction of scenic areas in the whole region, Qiandao Lake opened its direct tourist buses to rural scenic areas on July 1. That is to say, people who are at the Qiandao Lake High-Speed Railway Station can take these buses directly to such rural scenic areas as the Xiajiang Village Scenic Area, the Shilin Scenic Area and the Jiangjia Scenic Area. These three routes pass through Fengshuling Town, Lishang Township, Shilin Town, Jieshou Village and Jiangjia Town. It will be more convenient for tourists to reach these scenic areas.