[EDI reporter Lina Li reports from Shanghai] With the growth and development of Chinese film and television markets, the Shanghai International Film and Television Festival’s International Film and Television Market has become one of the most important activities in the industry every year. The 2018, 21st Shanghai International Film and Television Festival International Film and Television Market, was held at the Shanghai Exhibition Center from June 12th to June 19th. The international film and television market of Shanghai International Film and Television Festival is dedicated to represent the whole industry and diversified structure. The outstanding exhibitors both from China and abroad covered the fields of film and television investment, financing, production, post-production, special effects, visual effects, distribution, marketing, legal affairs, games and more. In 2018, the scale and activities of the international film and television market were further upgraded. The 8-day-exhibition used an area that exceeded 49,000 square meters, and provided cooperation opportunities for hundreds of exhibitors.

CAFF & CATF Organizing Committee were invited to participate in the international film and television market. Chairman James Su led the organizing committee members that traveled from Los Angeles to Shanghai, and shared and exchanged experiences with friends in the film and television industry. Many Chinese and foreign film and TV industry representatives and institutional representatives visited the CAFF & CATF booths to discuss and communicate.

General Manager of China Film Co-Production Corporation Miao Xiaotian; (left), CAFF& CATF Chairman James Su (center), and Secretary General of Shanghai Broadcasting Film and TV Production Industry Association Yu Zhiqing; (right)

Vice Chairman of China TV Drama Industry Association Ma Runsheng (second from left) and CAFF & CATF Organizing Committee

Vice Chairman of China TV Drama Industry Association Ma Runsheng (second from left) and CAFF & CATF Organizing Committee

The Chinese American Film Festival (CAFF) is supported by the State Film Bureau, State Administration of China National Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT), Producers Guild of America (PGA), Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the U.S. CAFF has received letters of recognition signed by two Former U.S. Presidents, Obama and Bush. CAFF is also the first Chinese-U.S. Film Cultural Exchange Event included in the United States Congress. It was the first Chinese-American Film Festival to be selected for the China- US People to People Cultural Exchange Project, and this year was once again selected in the list of the results as the 7th round of high-level consultations on Chinese-American cultural exchanges in 2016. Each year, more than 300 Chinese-American film and television companies exchange and cooperate on the platform of the CAFF. Each year, more than 500 outstanding Chinese and American films are displayed, and the number of audience exceeds 1.1 million. At the same time, every year, nearly one hundred outstanding TV dramas participate in the annual Chinese American TV Festival (CATF), opening up a new platform for China-US television cooperation and exchanges. In 2018, CAFF & CATF, enter into its 14th year, and will continue to use Hollywood’s international platform to showcase China’s outstanding film and television works, and tell Chinese stories to the rest of the world, using Chinese art work.


2018 is the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening up, and is also the 60th anniversary of the birth of Chinese TV dramas. The 14th CAFF & CATF organizing committee have set up a special unit of “A Wonderful 40 Years” and a special award “International Influencers of Chinese Culture”, to encourage the participation of film and television works of various subjects. These works also have the opportunity to be broadcast on the “A Wonderful 40 Years” special program on GETV, allowing more American audiences to experience and ponder the essence of Chinese film and television works in 40 years and to spread Chinese culture.


Registration for the 14th CAFF & CATF is welcomed. Organizing Committee contact Information:

CAFF & CATF Secretary-General Linny Lin

E-mail: linny@edimediainc.com

Phone: +1-626-5375015

WeChat: Snowwhite673450


CAFF & CATF Organizing Community Representative of China Office Linda Li

Email: linda@edimediainc.com

Phone: 13917142182

WeChat: liyinan2011