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Theme Forum I: International Cooperation against Piracy

As the only A-category film festival of China, Shanghai International Film Festival has the responsibility to strengthen the protection of film copyright so as to protect both Chinese and foreign films as well as to encourage the virtuous competition and orderly development. In fact, SIFF has set a model for the Chinese film market: the copyright of all the films for competition and for panorama are strictly protected according to the regulation of International Federation of Film Producers’ Association in cooperation with the government so as to ensure that their copyright is under control.
Then how can we protect the film copyright against piracy? How to create a safe market for the artists around the world? In this year's film festival, filmmakers and experts from FIAPF and MPA will discuss the meaning and feasible ways to carry out film copyright protection.


Han Sanping, General Manager of Chinese Film Group Company, Vice Managing Director of Chinese Film Producers' Association, Vice President of China Film Copyright Protection Association
*Guest speaker: 
Valerie Lepine-Karnik, President of International Federation of Film Producers' Associations (FIAPF)
Mike Ellis, Senior Vice President of Motion Picture Association (MPA)                                       
Loke-Khoon Tan, the Hong Kong and China Offices of Baker & McKenzie
Li Guomin, Vice President and Vice Secretary General of China Film Copyright Protection Association
Jacob Cheung, Film Director, Hong Kong SAR
Time: 10:00- 11:30, June 18th, 2006

Theme Forum II: Difference and Similarity: Relationship between Chinese and Hollywood Films
After its centennial anniversary Chinese films have gradually found the meaning of the relationship between itself and the Hollywood film. How will Chinese films including Hong Kong and Taiwan films explore their way into Hollywood? What role will they play in Hollywood cultural diversity? Is there a third kind of relationship besides opponents and alliance? How will we change the current one-way situation? In this forum, we invited celebrities from both parties to discuss this topic in a constructive way.

Raymond Chou, Publishing Consultant for Variety China
*Guest speaker:
Feng Xiaogang, Chinese Director                          
Peter Loehr, CAA, Managing Director - China             
Dennis Wang, Director of Board and President of Beijing Huayi Brothers Film Investment Co., Ltd             
Chris Lee, Film Producer
Time: 13:00-15:00, June 18th, 2006

Theme Forum III: Exploring New Territories: Sino-European Film Co-production
Filmmakers around the world have been trying hard to find feasible ways to explore new territories outside Hollywood and improve cultural diversity in world film market. In Europe, co-production has become a popular way to face Hollywood. And the potential of Chinese market is attracting attention and funds from Europe. In 2005, Sino-European Co-production Film Forum held by China Film Co-production Corporation, China Film Producers' Association and European Producers' Club had successfully brought out a Sino-European co-production, Jade Warrior. In year 2006, the forum continued to promote Sino-European co-production while cultivating new talents to meet the needs of the European producers.