On March 17th, 5 p.m., the Chinese Film Festival hosted by the Confucius Institute at University of Szeged was organized in the City Center Cinema of Szeged. His Excellency Duan Jielong , Chinese Ambassador to Hungary, and his wife, Mrs. Li Bei, Mr. Hua Wu, Leader of Education Division, Mr. Yuan Cao, Director of Government Affairs, Prof. Dr. Nagy Katalin, Vice President of the University of Szeged and Chairwoman of the International Cooperation Council of the Hungarian Principals Association, Prof. Dr. Karsai Krisztina, Vice President of the University of Szeged, and Mr. Fei Xie, famous Chinese film director, Mr. Zhang Lin, Chinese Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged, and Mr. Mohr Richard, Hungarian Director of Confucius Institute at the University of Szeged attended the opening ceremony of the Chinese Film Days.
Prof. Dr. Nagy Katalin, Vice President of the University of Szeged, expressed her warmest welcome to the guests on behalf of the University of Szeged and highly recognized the work of the Confucius Institute at University of Szeged. She also extended the best wishes to the Chinese Film Festival.
Then Ambassador Duan Jielong delivered a speech. He sincerely congratulated the holding of Szeged Chinese Film Festival at this special occasion of the 67th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Hungary, and also, paid an earnest tribute to Director Fei Xie who made a special trip from China to Szeged, and thanked all the community for their efforts to organize the ceremony. He pointed out that Sino-Hungarian cooperation will be developed to a wider area and a higher level under the policy of “the Belt and Road” (the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road). The existence of Confucius Institute at University of Szeged has created new conditions for the cooperation and communication between China and Szeged. He hoped to achieve a cross-cultural communication in this festival by introducing film director Xie Fei’s cultural-rich films to the Hungarian audience. Finally, the ambassador gladly accepted the commemorative plate for his first visit to Szeged awarded by Prof. Dr. Karsai Krisztina, Vice-President of University of Szeged and member of the Board of Directors at Confucius Institute at University of Szeged.
Then film director, Fei Xie, introduced his award-winning film entitled "A Mongolian tale" which was played after the opening ceremony to more than 300 audiences. And he accepted the commemorative plate for his contribution for the Chinese Film Days in Szeged awarded by Prof. Dr. Nagy Katalin, Vice-President of University of Szeged.
The hosts of the ceremony were Ms.Váradi Viktória, Doctoral student at Beijing Film Academy, and Ms. Chunrong Qin, Volunteer teacher of SZTE Confucius Institute. Kindergarten kids from Nádor Kindergarten Chinese interest class sang three Chinese songs. Varga Ákos, SZTE Confucius Institute student, and He lijiao, Volunteer teacher at SZTE Confucius Institute, say a piece of poetry of Petőfi Sándor's sonnet entitled “Lennék én folyóvíz.” Farkas Eszter Abigél, Chinese Bridge 1st prize winner, sang the Chinese song entitled "Xiao Xingyun" (Little Lucky). Then Maya Sade H-Mills performed a traditional Chinese dance called "HeTang YueSe" (Lotus Pond and Moonlight). Csóti Patti recited an old Chinese Tang-dynasty poetry "Chunxiao" (Spring Morning). Last but not least, Wu De Martial Arts School performed “Yong Chun” martial arts boxing.
At the end of the opening ceremony, all the cast and crew took a group photo together. Among the audience more than 300 people enjoyed the film entitled "A Mongolian Tale." After the film, Xie Fei invited everyone to the cinema’s gallery to discuss the screened film.