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Chinese films awarded at Houston international film festival

(Xinhua)    09:28, May 01, 2017

Chinese actor Wang Luoyong attends the 50th annual WorldFest-Houston in Houston, the United States, on April 29, 2017. More than 10 Chinese films were awarded here on Saturday at the 50th annual WorldFest-Houston, an independent international film festival, which will end on Sunday. (Xinhua/Zhong Jia)

HOUSTON, April 29 -- More than 10 Chinese films were awarded here on Saturday at the 50th annual WorldFest-Houston, an independent international film festival, which will end on Sunday.

The Chinese films won different awards at the festival, but there is no doubt that it is a great success for "Reset," a science fiction supervised by Jackie Chan.

Yang Mi won the Best Actress Remi Award for her great job in the movie "Reset," which also received the Remi Award-Best in Show.

Five Besties-Divoice Busting, a comedy and romantic movie directed by Chen Jianfei, received the Gold Remi Award.

Masters in Forbidden City, a documentary, won the Special Jury Remi Award while Survival in Shanghai, a documentary, received the Gold Remi Award.

Sun Chun, a famous Chinese film star, also received the Outstanding Contribution Award.

As the third largest film festival in North America, just after San Francisco and New York, the Houston film festival, founded 50 years ago, kicked off on April 21.

The 10-day festival premiered 88 features and more than 100 shorts from more than 30 countries and regions. Of which, Panorama China, a platform especially for showing Chinese films, presented the audience 33 films from China.

Hunter Todd, founder and CEO of Houston Film Festival, told Xinhua that he is glad to set up a platform like Panorama China three years ago as he realized the importance and excellence of the Chinese film-making.

"As one of the largest film producers in the world, China is now producing a lot of films. Chinese films are good and I like them," he said.


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