Local TV festival to go global

Updated: 2009-10-21 10:47

The 10th Sichuan TV Festival is seeking a more international platform for TV programs.

More than 1,670 TV shows and films from China and 57 other countries will vie for the International Gold Panda Awards during the festival, which will begin on Nov 6.

A total of 54 awards in three categories - documentary, animation and student - are up for grabs in the two-day festival. There will also be honors for short films in new media content. The works cover issues related to anthropology, society, nature and the environment with an emphasis on diversity and development.

This year will feature a special award for films on natural disasters, including news, documentary and science education films. The award hopes to display the responsibility, humanity and concern of TV media, and to encourage victims to hold on to hope.