1. Following our successful feature film Paris, je t’aime, which opened the 2006 Un Certain Regard official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, and New York, I Love You, which was shown worldwide in 2010, we are currently preparing the next episode of the Cities of Love series: Shanghai, I Love You (Shanghai Wo Ai Ni or SWAN).

    The Shanghai, I Love You Annual Student Film Festival is a short film competition involving many schools in Shanghai. At a time when the Chinese film industry is about to become the largest in the world, there is a major opportunity for students to discover all its facets. Established film industry professionals are leading this initiative, and every year 10 to 15 short films will be mentored and supported as part of this festival. A real link has been made with film industry suppliers to create one of the most exciting and cross-disciplinary opportunities for Shanghai based students.

    20 SWAN short-films have been produced in 20 months, involving 350 students with no experience in filmmaking, and representing 16 nationalities. These young apprentices have been mentored by a jury of established professionals. Their work has been screened, discussed and awarded.

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  3. After growing up in Latin America and West Africa, and performing as a violinist since the age of 5, Emilie Ohana was trained as an actress in New York and Paris.

    She participated in numerous plays and popular TV shows co-starring renowned French actors such as Mireille Darc and André Dussolier before obtaining lead parts in international productions such as “Vatel” by Roland Joffé with Uma Thurman, “Paris, Je T’aime”, which both opened the Cannes Film Festival 2006, and later “New York, I Love You”, in which she played the main linking character, Zoé, the video artist.

    Based in Shanghai since 2009, Emilie has been working on several films and TV series in mainland China and Hong Kong with established directors. She was the lead of the 2015 TV series “Love Me If You Dare” that was seen by more than a billion viewers in China.

    Emilie is also active on the theater scene, performing in international plays, local productions and musicals. She was recently Sally Bowles in “Cabaret”, the musical.

    She has also been discovering and exploring contemporary Chinese theatre: Emilie collaborated with the Chinese acclaimed playwright Nick Rongjun Yu on “Drift”. She was the lead in “North Bank Suzhou Creek”, a play written by William Sun, and directed by acclaimed Michael Leibenluft and Jeffrey Sichel, a musical set in Shanghai in 1942. Emilie played Shana, a young Jewish refugee trapped in a love triangle between a Chinese resistant and a Japanese official, singing in French, English, Chinese and Yiddish.

    Emilie was also on tour all around China to play the part of Meg Greenfield in “Top Secret, The Battle for The Pentagon Papers” directed by Brian Kite for L.A. Theatre Works; as a strong statement in favor of freedom of press, this play became a great success and was performed in all the largest venues in the country.

    Emilie is today one of the most active Foreign actresses in China, now preparing for the lead part in the Chinese equivalent of “Game of Thrones”, as she will play Queen Moses in “The City of Lost Memory” (2017).

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  4. “爱之城” 系列是展现城市与爱的一个倡议。作为这个系列的开篇,电影《巴黎,我爱你》是2006年戛纳电影节“一种关注”单元的开幕影片,随后的《纽约,我爱你》于2010年在全球上演也获得了巨大的成功。目前我们正在筹备拍摄 “爱之城”系列的下一集:《上海,我爱你》 (SWAN)。

    去年我们举办了2015“上海,我爱你”年度学生微电影集大赛,这个活动得到了众多学校的广泛参与。在中国电影产业规模即将成为世界第一之际,让学生们有极大的机会从各个角度了解到这个产业。在世界知名电影专家的带领下,我们每年将为10到15部参赛微电影提供指导和支持。我们已与各大电影产业供应商达成合作,这将使得上海的学生们可以得到令人兴奋的跨界机会。

    去年,九部学生微电影在“上海,我爱你” 电影节播出。他们是由来自16个国家,140名没有影片制作经验的学生制作的。这些年轻的学员在老牌电影专家的指导下,他们的作品经过筛选,讨论等过程,最后进行了颁奖。现在,全部9部影片将于2016年3月11日至4月10日在上海K11隆重展映。快来发掘这些年轻电影人的作品吧!

    Following our successful feature film Paris, je t’aime, which opened the 2006 Un Certain Regard official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, and New York, I Love You, which was shown worldwide in 2010, we are currently preparing the next episode of the Cities of Love series: Shanghai, I Love You (Shanghai Wo Ai Ni or SWAN).

    The Shanghai, I Love You Annual Student Film Collective is a short film competition involving many schools and universities in Shanghai. At a time when the Chinese film industry is about to become the largest in the world, there is a major opportunity for students to discover all its facets. Established film industry professionals are leading this initiative, and every year 10 to 15 short films will be mentored and supported as part of this Collective. A real link has been made with film industry suppliers to create one of the most exciting and cross-disciplinary opportunities for Shanghai based students.

    9 SWAN short-films have been produced last year, involving 140 students with no experience in filmmaking, aged from 13 to 22 years-old, and representing 16 nationalities. These young apprentices have been mentored by a jury of established professionals. Their work has been screened, discussed and awarded. All of the 9 short-films will be screened at K11 from March 11th to April 10th, 2016. Come discover the work of these young local filmmakers!

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  5. Following the Shanghai, Wo Ai Ni (SWAN) Gala 2015, it is the first time in 15 years that I bumped into a journalist, Christine Zhou, who makes the effort to really inquire about the purpose of the Cities of Love global initiative and embraces it.

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Shanghai, I Love You Collective

Cities of Love

The Shanghai, I Love You Annual Student Film Collective fits perfectly in the strategy of the Cities of Love initiative in China, and this collective will greatly benefit over the years from the funding and the expansion of the Cities of Love foundation.
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The Shanghai, I Love You Annual Student Film Collective fits perfectly in the strategy of the Cities of Love initiative in China, and this collective will greatly benefit over the years from the funding and the expansion of the Cities of Love foundation.
More than ever, it is time to say "Shanghai, I Love You" as this city is showing unprecedented qualities to become a top world metropolis. It is time to engage its students of Shanghai, Chinese and international, from high school to university, to illustrate through their short films Shanghai’s cultural heritage, economic achievements, and contemporary lifestyle.

Through this initiative, the young citizens of our city, with the support of their school, will show love “in” and “for” Shanghai through their yearly participation in an Annual Student Film Collective. With their stories, these young talent will make us all proud and confident in Shanghai’s cultural development through images and new media, and will help us promote our beloved city.

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