NZ Cinema in Beijing
The 2008 New Zealand Film Festival opens in Beijing and includes screenings of Eagle vs Shark, No. 2 and Out of the Blue. The Festival is a means of offering Chinese audiences an opportunity to learn more about New Zealand through cinema. A delegate from the New Zealand Film Commission said the festival would act as a bridge between Chinese and Kiwi people, and also allow New Zealand to promote its movie industry worldwide. The commission is also discussing joint film ventures with Chinese producers, the official said.