(Xinhua) -- The 9th Tangier
International Film Festival kicks off on late Tuesday
with the participation of some 40 short films and
documentaries from around the world.
The Festival will screen some 27 short
fiction films from dozens of countries including China,
South Korea, Turkey, Lebanon, United States and
As for the documentary competition,
China’s “the Tibetan Girl” will take part alongside 11
The festival also screens a few other
movies outside the official competition.
Chaired by Spanish director Jorge
Dorado, the jury of this edition is composed of Egyptian
actor/producer Khaled Abou Annaja, French producer
Vanson Wong, Hungarian actor Daniel Horvath and Moroccan
actress Nadia Alami.
Togo-China film week kicks off, marking 44th
anniversary of bilateral ties
-- The Togo-China film week kicked off here
on Monday marking the 44th anniversary of the
establishment of diplomatic relations between the two
countries, with about 40 Chinese films waiting to be
screened to the Togolese people.
Chinese film “The Four Cupids” and
Togolese short film “Rhum’ heure” were shown to launch
“A very interesting initiative... A
very good movie story with suspense,” Togolese film
actor Dyann’k Djovakpo told Xinhua after watching
“The Four Cupids.”
Kouelo Tsifoaka, Togolese movie
production manager, said, “’The Four Cupids’ shows an
interesting storyboard, good settings and characters.”
In his speech delivered at the
launching ceremony, Liu Yuxi, the Chinese ambassador to
Togo, said the film week will be an open window to
enable Chinese and Togolese peoples to familiarize with
each other and know more about each other’s culture.
Togolese Communication and Culture
Minister Guy Madje Lorenzo welcomed the Togo-China film
“The cinema is an open door to the
neighbor,” he said.