THE SCOTLAND-CHINA ASSOCIATION (SCA) IS RUNNER-UP IN
THE PEARL AWARD FOR MEDIA EXCELLENCE
FOR ELECTRIC SHADOWS, THE SCA'S SECOND CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL
PRESS RELEASE for immediate release 22 September 2004, 5.00pm
The Scotland-China Association (SCA), the only Scottish finalist in
this year's Pearl Awards, was pipped at the post today at a Gala
Lunch in Café Royal, London. The SCA was nominated for ELECTRIC
SHADOWS, Glasgow's second Chinese film festival for a Pearl Award
for Media Excellence recognising achievements in film, broadcasting,
new media and publishing.
Sue Hillman, Treasurer, and François Josserand, Secretary said,
`We were very proud to represent Scotland at today's event.
And although we were only runners-up, our nomination has given a
tremendous boost to next year's ELECTRIC SHADOWS, Glasgow's
Chinese Film Festival'.
ELECTRIC SHADOWS is the first-ever film festival in the UK to be
devoted to the Chinese Diaspora and the British-Chinese community in
particular. The Festivals, in 2002 and 2004, have given voice to the
British-Chinese community and easy access for the British public to
a programme of quality films and special events. The Festivals
attract high-profile film guests, strong audience figures and the
close involvement of the Chinese community. The Festival's Patrons
are British Chinese actor David Yip (The Chinese Detective) and
international film star Zhang Ziji (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
Scottish Minister for Culture Frank McAveety has given full support
to the festival becoming an annual event. Planning is now under way
for the next edition of ELECTRIC SHADOWS, due to coincide with
Chinese New Year in February 2005 in Glasgow's city centre cinemas
(GFT, CCA and UGC). The festival will continue to bring together
classic and cutting-edge Chinese films from Mainland China and the
Chinese Diaspora all over the world. The festival will also provide
a rare opportunity for young British-Chinese film directors to
present their films and take part in special events with
international Chinese film-makers and actors of the highest calibre.
For more information, interview requests and photo opportunities,
please contact François Josserand (07939 226 367).
Notes for editors
1. The Scotland-China Association (SCA) exists to foster friendship
and understanding between the people of Scotland and China.
2. The Pearl Awards are the UK's first ever awards created to
recognise and celebrate the achievements of the Chinese community in