The 10th edition of the Silk Road International Film Festival attracted nearly 500 films from 84 countries and regions to compete for awards.
The festival's organizer announced during its launch ceremony in Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian Province in southeastern China, last Monday evening, that 20 participating films had been selected to compete for 10 awards.
Film screening activities began last Saturday, among nine major events on the festival's agenda, which also includes forums, an exhibition and the selection process for the "Golden Silk Road Awards."
More than 200 films are scheduled to be shown throughout Fujian Province and Xi'an, the capital of northwestern China's Shaanxi Province.
The Silk Road International Film Festival, which is hosted alternately between Xi'an and Fuzhou, was established to promote exchanges in the film industry between countries participating in the "Belt and Road" construction.