‘Piano’ wins Shanghai pitching prize

'Goodbye Ani!' named most promising project

Zhang Meng’s “The Piano in a Factory” won the most creative project award in the Shanghai Film Festival’s China Film Pitch and Catch and Co-Production Film Pitch and Catch sections, which aim to bring together Chinese filmmakers and global producers and distributors.

South Korean filmmaker Jae-Yong Kwak’s “Goodbye Ani!” was recognized as the most promising project.

Altogether 217 projects from 17 countries featured in the two sections, and 315 investors and buyers attended the events.

Zhang Xun, prexy of China Film Co-Production Corporation, said it was double the number of interested parties seen last year.

Among the judges were helmer Huang Jianxin, scribe Yan Geling, Irresistible Films g.m. Lorna Tee and producer Roshanak Behesht Nedjad.

The fest also features an Asian New Talent event, with nine entries from India, Iran, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore and China.

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