SINAPSESCONSEILS presents Shanghai Screenings

    • Saturday 10 December 2.30pm – 5.00pm at The Press.
      Screening of 3 European shorts, discussion with
      Olaf  Taranczewski and live music performance

    Organised by EU Short Film Tour Asia

    In cooperation with European Film Academy, Unifrance, Alliance Française, Goethe Institute Shanghai and CourtCourtRico.

    Screening of 3 short films:  (Germany), The Runner (Spain) and The Translator (UK / Turkey).

    Discussion and live performance with Olaf Taranczewski.

    Olaf Taranczewski is the music composer of the German short film Dissonance which won the best music at Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2015 and the best director prize at Shenzhen International short film festival on Friday 24 November 2016.

    During this special event, you will be able to watch 3 European short films (subtitled in English and Chinese) which have all won awards in European major film festival. You will then have the opportunity to discuss with Olaf TARANCZEWSKI about the relation between music and film and listen to a live performance of great music themes of its own.

    A participation of 50 RMB will grant access to the screening and will include a nice glass of wine, beer, soda or juice. (Early bird price at 40 RMB for any booking before Tuesday December 6).

    The Press
    309 Hankou Road 9 (metro East Nanjing Lu, exit 3)

    Participation : 50 RMB (including one drink)

    Number of seats is limited.
    Purchase of tickets on Wechat: CourtCourtRico.

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    • Sunday 11 December 3.30pm – 5.30pm at Alliance Française.
      Screening of 4 European shorts, discussion with Lola QUIVORON
      , French director and Olaf  TARANCZEWSKI, German music composer

    Organised by EU Short Film Tour Asia and Alliance Française.

    In cooperation with European Film Academy, Unifrance and Goethe Institute Shanghai.

    Screening of 4 short films: Son of the Wolf (France), Dissonance (Germany), Picnic (Croatia) and Over (UK).

    Discussion with Lola Quivoron and Olaf  Taranczewski.

    Born in 1989 in Paris, Lola Quivoron completed a preparatory school, studied modern literature and obtained a Masters in Cinema. In 2012, she entered the Film Directing Department at LaFémis. She also practices photography. After two narrative short films and a short documentary directed within the school, SON OF THE WOLF is her fourth film.

    Olaf Taranczewski is the music composer of the German short film Dissonance which won the best music at Annecy International Animation Film Festival in 2015 and the best director prize at Shenzhen International short film festival on Friday 24 November 2016.

    During this special event, you will be able to watch 4 European short films (subtitled in English and Chinese) which have all won awards in European major film festival. You will then have the opportunity to discuss with Lola QUIVORON and Olaf TARANCZEWSKI.

    Alliance française de Shanghai (Hongkou)

    297 wusong lu,

    5th floor

    Free entry

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    • Thursday 15 December, 7.00pm – 10.30pm at The Press.
      Screening of 6 French shorts, discussion with Lola QUIVORON, French director

    Organised by CourtCourtRico

    In cooperation with La Fête du Court Métrage, EU Short Film Tour Asia, European Film Academy and Unifrance

    Screening of 6 French short films including Son of the Wolf (France). Discussion with Lola QUIVORON.

    Born in 1989 in Paris, Lola Quivoron completed a preparatory school, studied modern literature and obtained a Masters in Cinema. In 2012, she entered the Film Directing Department at La fémis. She also practices photography. After two narrative short films and a short documentary directed within the school, SON OF THE WOLF is her fourth film.

    During this special event, you will be able to watch X French short films (subtitled in English and Chinese). You will then have the opportunity to discuss with Lola QUIVORON.

    The Press
    309 Hankou Road 9 (metro East Nanjing Lu, exit 3)

    Participation : 50 RMB (including one drink)

    Number of seats is limited.
    Purchase of tickets on Wechat: CourtCourtRico.

     

    • Saturday 16 December, 6.00pm – 9.00pm at Moca Shanghai.
      Screening of 5 European shorts, discussion with Lola QUIVORON, French director.

    Organised by EU Short Film Tour Asia

    In cooperation with Moca Shanghai, European Film Academy and Unifrance.

    Screening of 4 short films: Son of the Wolf (France), Dissonance (Germany), Picnic (Croatia) and Washingtonia (Greece).

    Discussion with Lola QUIVORON

    Born in 1989 in Paris, Lola Quivoron completed a preparatory school, studied modern literature and obtained a Masters in Cinema. In 2012, she entered the Film Directing Department at La fémis. She also practices photography. After two narrative short films and a short documentary directed within the school, SON OF THE WOLF is her fourth film.

    Moca Shanghai

    People’s Square

    Free entry

     

     

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    General Manager

    SINAPSESCONSEILS

     

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Short Film Night at THE PLACE SHANGHAI

Short Film Night @ THE PLACE SHANGHAI

China Indie Film is following up the successful Shanghai International Short Film Contest screening with a night of short films at the rooftop venue The Place Shanghai. We have collected some great short works of professionals working in the film industry here in China in Shanghai, Beijing and beyond and bringing them to you as great entertainment for a wintry evening. We will have some special additions to the mix with some international content including a selection from the Zimbabwe International Film Festival, midnight Internet vigilantes and we answer the question, does China REALLY love Trump?

Enjoy drink and food specials all evening. Advance tickets RMB50 / RMB60 at the door – admission includes one free drink.

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Thursday, 8 December 2016
18:30 – 23:00
Screening @ 19:00
Venue:
The Place Shanghai,
Espace, Bridge 8 Phase IV, R floor [Roof level]
457 Jumen Road, near Quxi Road

taxi directions
上海市黄浦区局门路457号星会舘, R楼

To purchase advance tickets contact:
email :info@shanghai-shorts.com
or wechat: richardtrombly / 13818837641

THE PLACE SHANGHAI is the place to be in Shanghai

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The Place Shanghai hosts a night of shorts, networking and film-related fun.

The Shanghai International Short Film Contest will celebrate the talents that participated in this year’s contest as well as to network with film fans and creatives of all sorts. The Place Shanghai is providing their great venue for a night of film and fun on the roof top of Bridge 8 (indoors). We will start with a dinner and drinks mixer and then screening of some specially curated films from Zimbabwe International Film Festival and other international film festivals and then enjoy the entries to this year’s contest. Following the screenings, the SISFC will present the grand prize of USD $ 1000 to the winning film project.

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Following the screening, there will still be great food and drinks flowing into the night with music and the video performance art of “TINA SPARKLES”, a specialist in the arts and entertainment scene of Shanghai and a curator who has a special art of video presentation.

See you at The Place.

Date: 5 November 2016, 17:00 to 24:00

tickets 80 RMB in advance

https://yoopay.cn/event/30330785

100 RMB at the door

Venue: Venue: The Place Shanghai,
Espace, Bridge 8 Phase IV, R floor [Roof level]
457 Jumen Road, near Quxi Road

taxi directions
上海市黄浦区局门路
457号星会舘, R

contact: info@shanghai-shorts.com or +86 13818837641

www.shanghai-shorts.com

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PhotoLX focuses on the Shanghai International Short Film Contest

James Angrave has been an active part of the art, film and theatre scene in Shanghai for many years. He has founded PhotoLX especially to focus on the people and events in this community.

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There were many other options of photography studios that could have partnered with us, but because of James’ mission, we especially wanted to work with him. So we gave him a shot.

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No, not that kind of a shot.

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Well, you know what we meant.  So many of the talents in the art and entertainment community rely on having great photography that shows them at their best. James is great at capturing artists at their best and he is fun to work with. Some even say they get a kick out of it.

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But PhotoLX is not only for actors. They also do great portrait photography and portfolio head shots for anyone from an actress to a producer or anyone that wants to look great on film.

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Shanghai International Short Film Contest http://shanghai-shorts.com/ is proud to cooperate with James Angrave and PhotoLX. Their goal matches ours, which is to focus on improving the arts and entertainment community in Shanghai. We appreciate the work he does with actors and entertainment professionals and all that he offers to support the community.

Please check the PhotoLX website http://www.photolx.biz/ for more information and more examples of the beautiful and fun art photography of James Angrave.

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ZIFF finds common ground in Shanghai

Zimbabwe International Film Festival http://www.zimfilmfest.co.zw/ is partnering with Shanghai International Short Film Contest www.shanghai-shorts.com to share content bringing African Cinema to China and Sharing short films from this contest in Zimbabwe. SISFC believes that film is a powerful tool to bring cultural understanding and to give voices to the people. In China, the culture and society are rapidly changing and film is a great tool to explore that culture and to share it with the world. We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with ZIFF and to share this window into African culture with people in China.

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ZIFF’s theme is “Finding Common Ground” which is meant to connect Africans across the continent, in the Caribbean, the Pacific, Europe, the Americas and Asia. Africans in and out of the continent are constantly looking for that common ground that binds us together as a people and has been indefinable for centuries. African cinema plays that role of bringing people together through the portrayal of our similar histories, heritage, varying degrees of our skin color, the African spirit and experience. To help us realise that actually we are very much the same people, that there is more that binds us together than we realize, that we have a lot of ground common to share and to start a dialogue between Africans of all languages. And Cinema is the tool to assist us find that common ground as it has the ability to bring the world to our audience.

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Shanghai International Short Film Contest shares a similar goal in helping people pursue cultural communication through film. As technology has become cheaper and easier to use there is an opportunity for people of all walks of life to explore their culture and to speak out. As a new culture emerges in China, that is more important than ever. And Shanghai is a great place to hold this contest because it is the former center of film making in Asia and today is an important part of the emerging independent film movement in China. It is also the most cosmopolitan city in China.

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SHVFS offers film workshops at Shanghai International Short Film Contest

Shanghai International Short Film Contest welcomes you to Join Us Oct 15 and 16 for film making workshops with Shanghai Vancouver Film School http://www.shvfs.cn
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Want to shoot, edit and  be the next Internet video sensation? This workshop is for you.

You will learn:

  • Basic cinematography
  • Basic video making and production design
  • Basic directing
  • Basic screenwriting

Bring in your own cameras, laptops, hard drives, smart phones and any questions about film making.

For more information, contact: info@shanghai-shorts.com

Workshop Sessions:

Saturday 15 October 2016

-13:00-15:00: Michael Bruce Adams, 5 Steps to Cinematic Story Success @ The Market

5 Steps to Cinematic Story Success

In this two-hour story development seminar SHVFS screenwriting instructor Michael Bruce Adams guides you through the process of creating irresistible story ideas that are built to succeed.

Guarantee storytelling success by putting these internationally proven techniques into your story preparation:

1. Design characters that you can relate to.

2. Maximize your hero’s transformation.

3. Create a desire or goal powerful enough to drive your plot.

4. Develop deep motivation that is intimately connected to your hero’s desire.

5. Amplify your hero’s weakness with a moral cost.

Better stories start by making good ideas great!

 

-16:00-18:00: Peter D. Marshall, What is a Director? @ The Market

This 2 hour presentation with Peter D. Marshall will introduce you to the essential roles of the film director and covers the director as story teller, the director’s visual concept and filmmaking as a profession.

Sunday 16 October 2016

-13:00-15:00: Lars Herrmann, This Is How A Film Is Created @ LINCKIA

A practical workshop on how a fiction film is made. The audience will be taken through the stages of filmmaking (SCRIPT, PREPRODUCTION, PRODUCTION, POSTPRODUCTION) and during the workshop a simple short film will be created.

16:00-18:00: Dena Skalin, Production Design-The Visual Story @ LINCKIA

She will give a two-hour seminar on creating the visual story for the Shanghai Short Film Contest.

(PS – That food element requirement in this year’s contest is Production Design! Food and drink are always handled by the Props department and sometimes food stylists.)

Workshop Speakers: 

  1. Peter D. Marshall: 
    Directing Instructor, Film Production, Shanghai Vancouver Film School

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Peter D. Marshall is a filmmaker and film directing coach from Vancouver, Canada.

He has worked in the Film and Television Industry for over 40 years – as a Film Director, Television Producer, First Assistant Director and TV Series Creative Consultant.

Peter has Directed over 30 episodes of Television Drama such as “John Woo’s Once a Thief”, “Wiseguy”, “21 Jumpstreet”, “Neon Rider”, “The Black Stallion”, “Scene of the Crime”, “Big Wolf on Campus” and “Largo Winch.”

As a First Assistant Director, Peter has worked on 12 Feature Films (including “Dawn of the Dead”, “The Butterfly Effect”, “Happy Gilmore”, “The Fly II”); 17 Television Movies; 4 Television Series Pilots; 7 Television Series and over 20 Commercials.

He has written, directed or produced over 50 hours of documentary and educational programs and his documentaries and dramas have won, or been nominated for, 14 International film awards.

Peter has worked for directors such as John Woo, Zack Snyder, Phillip Noyce, Ed Zwick, John Badham, Mark Rydell, Roger Vadim, Dennis Dugan, Anne Wheeler, Bobby Roth and Kim Manners.

He has also worked with actors such as Peter O’Toole, Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Kathy Bates, Michelle Pfiefer, Marcia Gaye Harden, Madeleine Stowe, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Goldie Hawn, Judy Davis, Halle Berry and Adam Sandler.

Since 2006, Peter has been a directing instructor and film mentor at the Vancouver Film School and the Shanghai Vancouver Film School. Peter has also taught workshops for Raindance Canada, Directors Guild of Canada, Victoria Motion Picture School, Shoreline Actors lab, Capilano College and Mediacorp (Singapore.)

He has also developed several filmmaking workshops that he has presented over the past 18 years – from Canada to Haiti to Singapore to Dubai.

In 1999, Peter created his website, ActionCutPrint.com and began to publish the free monthly ezine, “The Director’s Chair” which is presently read by over 3000 filmmakers in 100 countries around the world. He also has his own filmmaking blog called FilmDirectingTips.com.

 

Michael Bruce Adams: Screenwriting Instructor, Shanghai Vancouver Film School

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Michael Bruce Adams is a produced writer with over 23 years of film and television production experience. He has written 33 feature length screenplays and is a Script Consultant for feature films, documentaries and television series with clients in Canada, the US, Asia, Africa and Europe. His production experience includes over 120 film and television projects as an Assistant Cameraman.

The invaluable ‘on-set’ filmmaking experience he gained on productions including; “Dark Angel”, “The ‘L’ Word”, “Elektra”, “I Spy”, “Beyond Borders”, “The Thirteenth Warrior” and “Miracle” allows Michael to contribute to projects not only as a creative force offering imaginative solutions to storytelling challenges, but as a practical collaborator with years of production experience. 

Michael’s produced Screenwriting credits include his short feature “Bombshell” which had its world festival premiere on opening night of the 2014 Burbank Film Festival, the award winning feature film “Reach For Me” (Critic’s Choice Award Oldenburg Film Festival, Best Feature and Best of Festival Lake Arrowhead Film Festival, Centerpiece Gala Screening Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, Audience Choice Best Feature San Diego Film Festival, AARP Movies for Grownups Award), as Story Editor for the feature film “A Shine of Rainbows”, as Script Consultant for the television movie “Taken in Broad Daylight”, as Story Consultant for the feature length documentary “Nash”, the story of NBA MVP Steve Nash, and as Creative Consultant for the educational comedy series “Terry Jones and Rob Buckman’s: Top Ten Tips For Health” with Terry Jones of “Monty Python”.

Michael’s screenwriting projects in development include two original feature film projects for First Breath Films (US), “Kiss The Sky” and “Turtle Man”, cowriting and consulting on the feature film “Toploader” for Tantrum Films (UK), series mapping and writing the pilot episode for the dramatic series “Catherdral”. He is currently writing an adventure biopic feature “355” for Momentum Films (US) and an action adventure feature “The Battle for Qasr Al Sarab” for Dream Chaser Productions (CA).

Michael has published technical articles on screenwriting and filmmaking (actioncutprint.com; Your First Draft: Breaking Free of Structure Paradigms, Getting Started as a Screenwriter, and Notes on a Year as a Working Screenwriter, Canadian Society of Cinematographer News, Feb. 2008; Painting in the Dark: The Rebellious Adolescence of Digital Cinematography). Michael teaches the courses Story Structure for Directors and Producers” and “In Camera Effects For Emotional Impact“ for The Art and Craft of Directing seminar series presented by Peter D Marshall, the independent seminar “Shot Through the Heart: Technical Filmmaking Choices for Maximum Emotional Impact” and “Transformative Tools for Identifying, Assessing and Creating Outstanding Stories” for the Vancouver Film School. Michael’s most recent contributions include instructing screenwriting for the Hollywood Comes to Malaysia 3-day seminar in Kuala Lumpur and as a guest writing instructor at Shanghai’s Vancouver Film School Campus.

 

Lars Herrmann: Cinematography Instructor, Shanghai Vancouver Film School

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Lars has had a successful career as Director of Photography for film, television, documentaries, and as a video artist.

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Lars has worked for well known directors (Richard Shepard, Roger Christian) and been recognized in film festivals (Raindance Film Festival, Festival International du Film d’Amiens, FICG and FCIM).

DOCUMENATRY

Lars has shot some great number documentaries (BBC, Discovery, PBS, DW, ORF). Outstanding is “El Silencio de Sarajevo”, shot during the Bosnian War (U2, Dead Can Dance), and “The Journey of Hanuman” (Ron Fricke, Peter Coyote, Kronos Quartet.

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His unique “eye and style” has given him a name in the TV commercial industry (Coca Cola, Heineken, GM, Corona, Burger King, Pepsi), and directors such as Jeffrey Kimball (Top Gun, Mission Impossible) and Steve Miner.

VIDEO ARTIST

Lars is a visual conceptualist, a passionate of the Arts, a storyteller, a music lover, a singer, a video artist and adventurer, constantly involved in artistic initiatives, such as his recent video mapping pieces (Tajin Summit Festival, Zapopum, 3 Legged-Dog NY). As an adventurer, Lars likes to travel and is a hang glider pilot, holding the 2nd national place.

Lars lives in Shanghai, China, and is a Cinematography Instructor at SHVFS. His latest graphic art and video installation was exhibited in the The China Art Museum in Shanghai.

Dena Skalin, Production Design, Senior Film Production Instructor, Shanghai Vancouver Film School

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Dena started working in film in 1988. She says she was thrilled – as a scenic painter – to be using her education as an artist, and loving it. For 22 of the past 28 years, she’s been actively employed in all practical areas of the art department in film and television. Recent films include “Fifty Shades of Grey” and the soon-to-be-released China Film Group/ Legendary East/ Universal feature “The Great Wall.” She has been at SHVFS for just over a year. “It is a thrill to pass on my craft, and China is an amazing place to do it,” says Skalin.

Shanghai Vancouver Film School (SHVFS)

SHVFS is the only higher education institution in China with a western education model delivered in English by highly acclaimed North American Teachers from the film industry.

 

Short Film Contest partners with SHVFS for filmmaking workshops

Shanghai International Short Film Contest welcomes you to
Join Us Oct 15 and 16 for film making workshops with Shanghai Vancouver Film School.  Signup : https://yoopay.cn/event/09532808?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0
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One of the goals of the Shanghai International Short Film Contest www.shanghai-shorts.com is to help raise the quality of film making in China and also to allow amateurs discover the art and for professionals to cooperate and collaborate with other professionals and new talents alike.

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We felt it was very important to have an educational component as well as inspiring people to make a team and make a film. We are delighted to announce that Shanghai Vancouver Film School www.shvfs.cn is partnering with us for this education outreach with a weekend of fun and filmic workshops by some of the great film professionals that have become educators at SHVFS http://www.shvfs.cn

The aim of these is not necessarily going to land anyone a starring role in the next blockbuster or train you to be the next great director. However if you join these fun and informative workshops you script, produce, direct and upload onto the internet a short film of your very own.

For more info: email info@shanghai-shorts.com

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SHVFS Mission Statement

Shanghai Vancouver Film School is the only school with sino-foreign cooperation in China which follows the standards of Hollywood movie industry, the teaching faculties mostly come from the northern American and English is the school’s teaching language. The school is aimed to focus on the film post-production as the main content of the courses and become the cradle of top-level talents, who meet the requirements of international film industrial standards.

 

 

MandarinSpring shares film culture

The Shanghai International Short Film Contest www.shanghai-shorts.com welcomes our partnership with MandarinSpring. At SISFC, we feel film is an important way to communicate culturally through art and community. As a top language training program, MandarinSprings knows it is important to share the culture if you want to truly learn a language. We are happy that they are supporting us in volunteering at events and translating the films entered in the contest to help a wider audience share in the enjoyment of them.
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About MandarinSpring
With a history that spans more than 5,000 years, China is one of the world’s oldest and richest continuous cultures. Currently the most populous nation in the world, and its second largest economy, China continues to pave its way into the global arena.
The study of the Chinese language opens the way to different important aspects of the nation such as business, politics, economy and history. More than that, to study Chinese means to study a culture and its people. Whether your goals in China are business and career oriented, or simply to immerse yourself in the wonder that is has to offer, learning the language is half the battle; knowing the culture behind the language is the other.
MandarinSpring has been established under such a background. With a close and direct view of Shanghai Center, we are conveniently located in Xujiahui and Jing’an international financial hub. Our objective is to be the leader of Mandarin school in Shanghai where students have the best opportunity to immerse themselves in Chinese culture and language.
We will adhere to the idea of pursuing excellence. With the efforts of everyone on the team, Mandarin Spring will for sure make its contribution to Chinese education, which we all will be proud of.
Here at MandarinSpring we believe in a balanced approach that offers you both the best in language and cultural immersion. This creates a platform of knowledge and understanding that is crucial for effective communication. Our tailor-made courses are aimed at achieving your goals, and our curriculum constantly revolves around your progress and needs.
One fifth of the global population speaks Mandarin.
Why not you?

Crashdown Studio sponsors Shanghai International Short Film Contest

Crashdown Studio is devoted to education. Its animators and visual experts make educational materials as well as entertainment media. Crashdown Studio shares the goal of educating the next generation through creativity, imagination, culture and film. We are proud to cooperate with Crashdown Studio.

www.crashdownstudio.com

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Crashdown Studio is a boutique animation studio focusing on educational and youth entertainment and educational media. It is founded by Timothy Giovanni and the famed animation director Pierre DeCelles who is known for his work on productions like The Smurfs, Tiny Toons and Sonic the Hedgehog as well as directing the My Little Pony and Pound Puppies feature films as well as the TV series Spiral Zone.

THE MARKET Partners With Shanghai International Short Film Contest

We are proud to work with this great community space. The vendors at THE MARKET were very excited about film-related events and eagerly agreed to host our film educational workshops with Shanghai Vancouver Film School on October 15. THE MARKET also is hosting a short film screening, 6 FILMS 3 DIRECTORS, by our partner China Indie Film that introduces some professional short film works made by local film makers.

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The Market is a unique community events space with seven food vendors. Vendors include Pizza Topolino, Cambio Coffee, Asian+, Amelia’s, Happy Buddha, Dutch Pies and Papito Pancakes.

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