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Wednesday, September 20 2017 - 17:31
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When Science Technology Encounters Art and Climate: The 2nd Shenzhen (International) Science Film Week Opens
SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 20, 2017 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Exhibitions on virtual reality, hardware and AI, technological calligraphy, as 
well as the screening of films on science and science education... Such a 
visual feast of culture and art with technology, film and humanity, has been 
presented at the 2nd Shenzhen (International) Science Film Week, which, with 
the theme "The Eyes of the Future", kicked off at the Museum of Contemporary 
Art and Planning Exhibition on September 17th. 

Organized by China Association for Science and Technology and Shenzhen 
Municipal Government, the event is innovative, high-end, special and 
interesting as it continues the former theme of "Future" and combines science, 
technology, culture, film etc. It comprises of seven categories and twelve 
topics, including the Handle Climate Change Film Festival (HCCFF), 30th 
Anniversary of China Science Film Kelei Cup 2017, Morning Star & Water Drop -- 
China Original Science Fiction Contest, innovation and entrepreneurship 
competition, intelligent technology exhibition, science and culture exhibition, 
technology photographer contest, and screening of films for popularization of 
science. From 17th to 24th September, the event exudes the charm of Shenzhen, a 
city of innovation, with a perfect integration of science and film, and that of 
science and humanity. 

The event also offers more choices for the public to watch films on science and 
science education through collecting, demonstration, screening and appraisal by 
the organizing committee. During the HCCFF, over 1,600 science films from 102 
countries will be appraised and the award-winning films will be screened at the 
China Pavilion of the Bonn Climate Change Conference in November this year. 

Green Path, a film that captures the stories related to low carbon achievement 
of Shenzhen, together with other five award-winning films in the 1st Handle 
Climate Change Film Festival 2015 were screened at the UN climate change 
conferences in both 2015 and 2016. The act reflects China's active response to 
climate change and contributions to global climate governance, which are 
drawing international attention. 

Deputy mayor of Shenzhen Wu Yihuan pointed out in his speech at the opening 
ceremony that the Science Film Week, which showcases the fruit of technological 
innovation and the culture of Shenzhen, would bridge the gap between Shenzhen 
and the world, between the general public and technological innovation. It 
would also boost the technological innovation and the science education in 
Shenzhen. 

Source: Shenzhen Municipal Government

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