Headlines from China: Lychee Film Festival Showcases 17 Chinese Films in Madrid

Lychee Film Festival Showcases 17 Chinese Films in Madrid

Lychee International Film Festival, a Madrid-based film festival focused on Chinese cinema, opened on September 11. It is the third edition of the festival. Produced by Asociación de Cine de China y España, the 5-day festival showcases a total of 17 films in four sections: “Official Competition Section,” “Documentary Section,” Shanghai Film Week: Chinese Opera and “Retrospective: Xie Fei.” Read more on Xinhua

Kuaishou to Tap Into Film Production and Distribution?

Recently, Chinese short-video platform Kuashou updated its business categories with government regulators, adding film production and distribution to its business scope. This is likely an indication that the short-video giant is planning to tap into the film sector in the near future. Currently, Kuashou’s rival Douyin is actively engaging with the film sector, acting as a key platform for film marketing. However, none of the major short-video companies have tapped into film production or distribution. Read more on TMT Post

A Look at Mid-Autumn Festival Box Office

On September 13, the first day of the three-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, China box office sales nearly reached RMB 280 million, setting the highest record for single-day box office in the past two weeks. Chinese fantasy film Jade Dynasty I, which opened in theater today, became the only film that crossed the RMB 100 million mark, ranking No.1  at the single-day box office chart. No. 2 on the chart is Japanese animated film Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire, which also opened today and has earned RMB 62 million. Read more on Ent Group