Xiamen, Wellington seek cooperation in film industry
Xiamen in East China's Fujian province and its sister city Wellington, New Zealand reached consensus on cooperation in the film and television industry during a video meeting on April 22.
The two sides agreed to expand cooperation in film exhibitions and evaluation, talent training, holding forums and post production, taking the Golden Rooster Awards, which will be held in Xiamen for 10 years since 2019, as a platform.
Xiamen and Wellington have achieved fruitful results in cooperation in various fields since their sister-city ties were established 34 years ago, said Lin Na, executive vice-president of Xiamen Municipal People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.
Lin noted that Wellington is a global film production hub that boasts first-class facilities and talent, while Xiamen is dubbed the “most beautiful natural film studio” for its charming coastal landscapes and year-round warm weather and is the host city for the Golden Rooster Awards.
She said the strengths of both sides have laid a solid foundation for exchange in the film and TV industry, which will further strengthen the friendship between the two cities.
An official from the Wellington government agreed with Lin, stating that Wellington has attached great importance to its friendship with Xiamen and has been expecting the two cities to deepen cooperation in culture, education, and the film industry.