Honorary President Xie Fei
Films should beware of not going with the unhealthy trend of the current market. Films are supposed to get the sensitive nerves of the entire society through the endowed senses of criticism and crisis. I very appreciate that FIRST International Film Festival Xining keeps the realism resurrection of Chinese film in mind. Instead of giving up the realism tradition, Chinese filmmakers should remember that films are artistic expressions and chronicles of our age and will be passed on to the next generations.
Film Festivals have discovered numerous emerging filmmakers, which is a good supplement to the mainstream film market, therefore, we should keep an open mind to and encourage the artistic culture market led by film festivals. I am highly astonished that FIRST International Film Festival Xining can be so great, so diverse and so magnificent.