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Beautiful Country International Micro Films Festival 美丽乡村国际微电影艺术节 - Jury

November 2020

Penned Pictures' co-managing partner, Josef Brandmaier, has been announced as one of the jury members for the Beautiful Country International Micro Films Festival in Qingdao, China.

The other members of the jury are Shi Chuan 石川, Vice-Chairman of Shanghai Film Association, Bin Li 李滨, winner of the "Best Newcomer Award" at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival for "Beijing Bicycle"; and nominated for Best Actor at the 2005 Cannes International Film Festival for "Qing Hong" (Green Red), and Stephen Castor of Rocket Science 3D & Motion Capture Studios, whose credits include  Spider-Man for Columbia Pictures/Sony, beginning with The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and continuing through The Amazing Spider- Man 2 (2014), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019);  the Michael Jackson hit documentary, This Is It (2009); The Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader (2010); Gulliver’s Travels (2010); Conan The Barbarian (2011). 

The Beautiful Country International Micro Film Festival takes 'Beautiful Country' and 'Kindness, Beauty, Goodness, and Authenticity' as the theme.  Promoting the beauty of human nature in the beautiful landscapes across the countries around the globe, promotes positivity to life and a glimpse of human culture in this point in time.  This festival provides a platform to showcase and bring economic understanding and cultural exchange across nations with the common theme of beautiful humanity, beautiful countries. This is a yearly event with the final award ceremony held in China, founded by China's Agriculture Film and Television Association to encourage filmmakers to tell beautiful stories.

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