Reading: Important film events around the world
Which film festival is Fan Bingbing present at in the picture?
The Cannes Film Festival.
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Besides the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other film festivals both at home and abroad. Can you name some of them ?
1. How many film festival representatives appear on the TV show? 2. Who are they? Which film festival do they each represent?
2 Who are they? Which film festival do they each represent？ Isabel Rose Cannes Film Festival
Hanz Muller Berlin International Film Festival Kathy Barnes Sundance Film Festival Maria Bella Mike Taylor Xu Li Venice Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Shanghai International Film Festival
1 the Sundance Film Festival 6 the Venice Film Festival 4 the Cannes Film Festival 1 the Berlin International Film Festival 3
the Toronto International Film Festival 5
the Shanghai International Film Festival 2
Read the transcript (Lines10—32) and answer the following questions.
1.Why does Maria think it is appropriate for her to begin the discussion? 2.According to Kathy, what’s the difference between the Venice Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival?
3.What is the policy of the Venice Film Festival?
Let’s listen to the tape ( Lines33-51) and do some true/false questions.
T/F: If false, please correct them. 1. Cannes can make films famous.
2. Cannes was started in 1939 in that the Venice Berlin Film Festival only gave special attention to German and Italian films.
3. Hollywood films are in the majority minority at the Berlin Film Festival.
Berlin 4. Hanz represents the Shanghai International Film Festival.
Film festival (started in) Venice Film Festival (1932)
Representative Maria Bella
1_______ ?It has the 4 ___ history among all the film festivals. ? It regards film as a type of 5 ___ art and aims to include high-quality films, regardless of who makes them .
?6___ from the Venice Film Festival , it only includes small , independent films. ?It boycotts all Hollywood films , and is unlikely to include them in the future. ?In Isabel’s view , it is the most famous and exciting festival. ? Films shown at Cannes often cost much money , but the festival tries to maintain its international angle by treating films from all countries 7 _____. ? It is the most international film festival , 8 __ awards to films from all over the world. ? Films from smaller countries are very likely to win at this festival. ?It is a large festival in the world , 9___ only to Cannes. ?It tries to show films from many countries , but gives some bonus to Canadian films. ? It is 10 ____ than any of the other five festivals but enjoys a good reputation worldwide. ? The”Jinjue” or Golden Cup is the highlight of the festival.
Cannes Film Festival (1939)
Berlin International Film Festival (1951) Toronto International Film Festival (1975) Shanghai International Film Festival (1993)
Please fill in the blanks with proper words based on the text (within 3 words
Film festivals Representatives 1_______ Features (started in) longest history Venice Film Maria Bella ?It has the 3 _______ Festival among all the film festivals. (1932) ? It regards film as a type of contemporaryart and aims to 4__________ include high-quality films, regardless of who makes them . Kathy Barnes Sundance Film 2________ Festival (1978) Differentfrom the Venice Film ?5______ Festival , it only includes small , independent films. ?It boycotts all Hollywood films , and is unlikely to include them in the future.
Features Film festivals Representatives 1_______ (started in) Cannes Film Isabel Rose ?In Isabel’s view , it is the Festival most famous and exciting festival. (1939) ? The festival tries to maintain its international angle by treating films from all countries 6 equally _____. Berlin Hanz Muller ? It is the most international International film festival , 7 giving _______ Film Festival awards to films from all over the world. (1951) ? Films from smaller countries are very likely to win at this festival.
Film festivals Representatives 1_______ Features (started in) Toronto 8_______ ?It is a large festival in the world , Mike Taylor second only to Cannes. International 9_______ Film Festival ?It tries to show films from many (1975) countries , but gives some bonus to Canadian films. Shanghai Xuli ? It is 10 younger ______ than any of the International other five festivals but enjoys a Film Festival good reputation worldwide. (1993) ? The”Jinjue” or Golden Cup is the highlight of the festival.
Post-reading activity After the TV show, several journalists want to have an interview with each representative.
Role-play Student A: Hello. I’m…from…magazine/ newspaper.It’s great honor for me to… Student B: Our film festival…
Group discussion: What makes a long-lasting,
appealing and successful film festival?
Thanks a lot!
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