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The Changchun Film Festival, one of China's major film industry events, opened on Monday night with a grand ceremony.
Let's hear from some of the celebrities that attended opening night and find out more about this year's competition.
Held at China's northeast city of Changchun, the opening ceremony was attended by some of the country's A-list film stars, including actress Xu Fan and actor Hou Yong.
Hou Rong, actor, said, "I have come to Changchun film festival four times. I was awarded here two times, eight and six years ago. I worked as a jury member three years ago. This time I'm performing for the ceremony."
|The Changchun Film Festival, one of China's major film industry events, opened on|
Monday night with a grand ceremony.
Xu Fan, actress, said, "This is my second time at the event. But I have shot films in Changchun for three consecutive years before. I think it's a beautiful city."
In the coming days, the fest will see its major trophy, the "Golden Deer Awards" given out. This year, over four-hundred Chinese films are participating in the competition, but only forty are included in the final round.
This year also inaugurates a special award for films with a rural theme. And the winner of the "Golden Ear of Wheat" Award will be chosen by farmers themselves.