Shanghai Film Week 2019

Shanghai Film Week 2019 took place during October 14th-17th in the city of Liverpool, UK, to coincide with the Liverpool-Shanghai 20th Sister City Partnership anniversary celebrations. The Shanghai Art Film Federation, part of the Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Association, have hosted its first mini-edition in the English city this week, featuring four films, including a documentary by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald about contemporary Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang.

The Shanghai Film Week 2019 week was organised in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool Screen School, Liverpool China Partnership and the UK-China Film Collaboration Project funded by the AHRC.

True Education Parnterships’ CEO, Thomas Camilleri, is a director of the Liverpool China Partnership. The Liverpool China Partnership (LCP) was formed to expand, strengthen and deliver greater benefit from the Liverpool City Region and Isle of Man’s trade, investment, tourism, education, cultural, civic and other links with China. The city’s world-class educational institutions, favourable investment environment and state of-the-art deep water container port facilities continue to attract investors, students, business visitors and tourists from China. 

Liverpool China Partnership Collaboration

Our CEO, Thomas Camilleri, is a director of the Liverpool China Partnership. The Liverpool China Partnership (LCP) was formed to expand, strengthen and deliver greater benefit from the Liverpool City Region and Isle of Man’s trade, investment, tourism, education, cultural, civic and other links with China. The city’s world-class educational institutions, favourable investment environment and state of-the-art deep water container port facilities continue to attract investors, students, business visitors and tourists from China. 

Film Screenings
  • Sky Ladder: the Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (2016) | Dir: Kevin Macdonald
  • Shakuhachi: One Sound One life (2019) | Dir. Helen Yu
  • Pegasus (2019) | Dir. Han Han
  • Old Beast (2017) | Dir. Ziyang Zhou

Quotes from Shanghai Film Week organisers

Shanghai Art Film Federation

The Shanghai Art Film Federation, part of the Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Association, have curated films for audiences in Liverpool to experience four critically acclaimed Chinese-language films which represent different aspects of life in contemporary Chinese society. Jin Hui, Secretary General of the Shanghai Film Distribution and Exhibition Association said, “The development of Shanghai’s film industry is exciting and film enthusiasts from around the world will certainly want to pay attention.”

Deputy Major, Gary Millar

Gary Millar, Liverpool Deputy Mayor, added, “Liverpool is honoured to host the first Shanghai Film Week, celebrating the rich history, talent and culture steeped in Chinese film and cinema. With the much appreciated support of the Liverpool China Partnership, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool Screen School, LJMU, we’re looking forward to a busy week of showcasing the very best in contemporary Chinese film culture.”

TEP Shanghai Links

Through the True Education Partnerships’ Sister School Programme, we send thousands of students to visit Shanghai each year during their sister school visits. We have recently opened our office in Shanghai to continue our expansion and support within the Chinese education system.

If you’d like to create a link with a Shanghai school or business, contact us.

Shanghai Office