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1st New York Chinese Film Festival kicks off

2010-09-19 04:27:59 GMT2010-09-19 12:27:59 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Actress Jiang Wenli walks on the red carpet during the opening ceremony of the 1st New York Chinese Film Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York, the United States, Sept. 18, 2010.(Xinhua/Zhu Wei)

Singer Zhang Liangying speaks to the media during the opening ceremony of the 1st New York Chinese Film Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York, the United States, Sept. 18, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)

Actress Cecilia Cheung signs during the opening ceremony of the 1st New York Chinese Film Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York, the United States, Sept. 18, 2010. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)

Actor Zhang Hanyu signs during the opening ceremony of the 1st New York Chinese Film Festival at the Lincoln Center in New York, the United States, Sept. 18, 2010. The 1st New York Chinese Film Festival kicked off here on Saturday. (Xinhua/Zhu Wei)

NEW YORK, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The 1st New York Chinese Film Festival kicked off on Saturday at Lincoln center in New York and the Chinese movie "Deep in the Clouds" was showed after the opening ceremony.

Before the opening ceremony, top entertainers including movie stars cheung pak chi, Zhang Hanyu, Su Youpeng and Chinese "Super Girl" winner Zhang Liangying walked through the red carpet, raising fans' cheer and screaming.

Shen Jian, a producer of Chinese movie channel CCTV6, said the first New York Chinese Film Festival is to introduce Chinese history and social reality to the American public and show the achievements of the Chinese movie industry.

"New York is the center of economy and finance in the U.S. and also a city with highly-developed media and entertainment industry." He said.

"Chinese film festival held here is of great significance. The movie is a bridge to connect people's minds. It can help the people in New York understand the dream and pursuit of Chinese people through the screen."

The opening movie "Deep in the Clouds," which gained three awards in 13th Shanghai Film Festival, told a story about Chinese minority people's lives.

The film festival is jointly held by the Chinese American Arts Council and Chinese movie channel CCTV6.

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