Cannes: Marche du Film Launches China Summit Program

Nansun Shi H 2015
AP Images/Invision

Panelists will include former jury member Nansun Shi and other leading players from the world's second-largest film market.

Reflecting China's emergence as the world's second-largest film market, this year Cannes' Marche du Film will hold its first-ever China Summit.

The program will feature a series of conferences and events including numerous roundtable panel discussions focusing on key topics identified as most relevant to the current Chinese market.

These include theatrical and VOD distribution as well as a discussion on international productions.

"With the increasing global interest in China’s film industry, combined with the increasing presence of Chinese executives at the Marche du Film, this exclusive three-day series of conferences and events will help promote business opportunities and international partnerships among professionals," said Marché du Film executive director Jérôme Paillard.

"It will cover all aspects of partnerships with China, from international co-productions and French-Chinese collaborations to theatrical and VOD distribution," he said.

The event will include a host of big names in the industry.

The Marche du Film China Summit will run from Saturday, May 16, to Tuesday, May 19, concluding on the Tuesday evening with the annual China Night Party, which is to be hosted in partnership with China Movie Channel and Champs Lis International. The Marche du Film will run May 13-22.