China and the United States
launched here Saturday a short film competition open to Chinese university
students to promote IPR protection.
The organizing committee of the 14th Beijing Student Film Festival and the
Motion Picture of America Association (MPAA) jointly launched the contest for
the one-minute films.
Budding university film makers must hand in their works by March 15. Films
will be judged in three categories: digital video (DV), cartoons and mobile
phone films, according to the organizing committee.
The winner of the contest will win a trip to Hollywood, the Avenue of Stars,
Warners Brothers Studio and Disneyland.
The Beijing Student Film Festival, launched in 1993, offers a platform to
small-budget Chinese-made films and new directors and actors.
The contest will popularize knowledge of IPR protection among Chinese young
people, sources with the organizing committee said.
China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and Ministry of
Culture signed a memo on film copyright protection with the MPAA in July 2005,
reaching consensus about copyright protection for U.S. film products in the
The China Film Copyright Protection Association (CFCPA) and MPAA signed a
memorandum of understanding on March 3, 2006, boosting China's efforts to
protect film copyright.