Dignitaries and VIPs Gather for UCD Confucius Institute For Ireland Made In China Film Festival Launch

Category: News Written by Super User / November 26, 2020

Last Thursday night, 22nd September, dignitaries including His Excellency Mr. Luo Linquan, Ambassador to Ireland for The People’s Republic of China and UCD President Dr. Hugh Brady gathered at the Swan Centre Omniplex for the first Confucius Institute for Ireland Made In China Film Festival.  The audience for the official launch was captivated by the movie Assembly  on the big screen at the Swan Omniplex in Rathmines, Co. Dublin.

The Confucius Institute Made In China Film Festival is just one of the projects developed to celebrate the Institute’s 5th Anniversary this month. 

Pic 1. (Left to right) Prof. Michel Picard, Dr. Wang Liming and Dr. Hugh Brady enjoying the reception at the Made in China Film Festival launch

In addition to the seven films in the theatre and a forum on modern Chinese cinema and the rapidly expanding Chinese film industry, the film festival also presented the first ever online Chinese Film Festival in Ireland.  

Pic. 2. His Excellency Ambassador Guo Jinlong giving his speech during the launch ceremony

“We encouraged viewers to engage with the project and offered opportunities to comment on the films and connect with other viewers online”, said Confucius Institute for Ireland Director and CII Made In China Film Festival Director, Dr. Liming Wang.  “We were delighted at the response to both the cinema and online offerings.  The feedback we received was truly encouraging.”  Six films and four animated shorts were offered online through the website: www.madeinchinafilmfestival.com

Pic 3. Two guests at the launch ceremony delighted with their traditional Chinese gifts, presented to all the VIP guests at the launch


Pic 4. The audience listening intently to the speeches during the launch ceremony


Pic. 5. A guest at the opening ceremony enjoying the Confucius Institute promotional material provided to everyone at the event
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