In celebration of the inaugural GREAT British Online Film Festival, the British Embassy Beijing will be hosting a series of film screening events in partnership with Meridian Space, bringing audiences a taster of what’s on offer during the festival with a few extra exclusive surprises.
Taking place in one of Beijing’s hottest new cultural venues, Meridian Space, this series of screenings will be comprised of award-winning or nominated British short films. Kicking off on Sunday 16 November at 5pm, this series aims to be the new winter Sunday evening entertainment for Beijing residents until 7 December. The series of screenings will also be organised in partnership with That’s Beijing and online arts portal, Phoenix Art.
Curated and supplied by the UK’s largest short film distributor, Shorts TV, each series of shorts will showcase different aspects of quality British film, from animation to creative story-telling to love stories. With many of these films including your favourite British actors, such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Dame Judi Dench, film lovers won’t want to miss this new Sunday evening entertainment in such a unique setting.
Organised by the British Embassy Beijing, VisitBritain and Virgin Atlantic Airways, the inaugural GREAT British Online Film Festival was launched on October 9th. The festival brings an unmissable array of 36 British features and 20 short films to netizens across the country, via the video portal, LeTV. Viewers can tune in from now until 12 December by going to filmisgreat.cn.
The venue hosts for the screenings, Meridian Space, is located inside the brand-new C&C arts and culture park, in the heart of Beijing. It’s a creative hub that brings together people, ideas, and products from all other the world, to provide renewed sources of inspiration and enjoyment. A cafe and bar, Meridian Space is also an events venue designed for a variety of activities, which makes it the perfect place for a relaxing Sunday evening.
Each screening event will explore a different theme, grouping 4 to 5 British short films together.
Screening event details:
- Sunday 16 November: 5-6pm, Your Favourite British Stars
- Sunday 23 November: 7-8pm, Animations
- Sunday 30 November: 7-8pm, Award-nominated Interesting Stories, including a Q&A with ShortsTV CEO and Producer, Carter Pilcher
- Sunday 7 December: 7-8pm, Love Stories