Last night, June 17 in QingDao, the first ever SCO Film Festival came to a epic close. It was another star studded affair, with A-list Chinese actors like @baibaihe_yep
and 佟大为 announcing and handing out the festival winners.
I can’t possibly stress more how blessed I am to be a part of this historic festival and rubbing shoulders with the likes of them as well as other international talent. The week of events wasn’t without some odd existential questions that rose to mind however!
Here I found myself, a Chinese Canadian, in a Chinese film festival representing a Pakistani film as part of the Pakistani delegation. Mind blowing.
Thank you Pakistan for welcoming me into your lives, and into your media, and for proudly supporting me as one of your delegates. It’s truly heart warming.
Thank you the Shanghai Corporation Organization and the Chinese Government for organizing and hosting this event. It brings me great pride that my mother country welcomes such talented and creative individuals from so many different countries, cultures and religions. You did a kick ass job hosting.
One of many things I took away from this festival is that #pakchinedostizindabad
is strong and growing. It appears that Pakistan China co-productions are only going to be a matter of time before finding themselves in Pakistan and Chinese theatres. I can’t wait. .
#scofilmfestival #上合组织国家电影节 #青岛 #qingdao #kentsleung #kentleung #mrdandy #razzle #cerruti #cerruti1881