HIFF Shanghai Swing fundraiser brings together US and Chinese filmmakersUPDATED 12:17 AM HST Oct 06, 2013Video Transcript
through music and dance. New at ten-- The bridge between the American and Chinese film industries grew a bit stronger this evening as the Hawaii International Film Festival rolled out the red carpet at the Halekulani. The Shanghai Swing fundraiser had Chinese stars and local notables in their formal frills to benefit HIFF educational programs with the University of Hawaii and the Academy for Creative Media at Shanghai University. 35:15WE DECIDED THIS YEAR WE WOULD CREATE A SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHINESE STUDENTS FROM CHINA, PARTICULARLY SHANGHAI TO HAWAII TO STUDY." 31:59 WE'VE SENT STUDENTS FROM UH TO SHANGHAI EVERY JUNE WITH OUR SISTER FILM FESTIVAL." 39:39 Actor Hu Bing, considered China's Brad Pitt, says he's thrilled to be in Hawaii to support the cultural and artistic exchange that will allow future American producers and budding Chinese producers to use the best resources of both countries. We'll have more from the HIFF benefit later in this newscast.