Jackie Chan Actor of the Year at star-studded Silk Road Film Festival

International film crews and some of the biggest stars in Chinese show business walked the red carpet at the close of the fourth Silk Road Film Festival in Fuzhou, southeast China’s Fujian Province on Sunday night.

Jackie Chan was awarded the Actor of the Year 2017 award. /CGTN Photo

Famous Chinese actor Chen Sicheng, Wang Baoqiang, and Liu Haoran being interviewed in their Detective Chinatown outfits./CGTN Photo

Iranian movie “The Salesman”, Slovakian/Czech production “Little Harbor” and German movie “Bye Bye Germany” were given Best Picture awards.

Iranian movie "The Salesman" won a Best Picture award /Photo via Internet

Jackie Chan received a standing ovation while receiving the Actor of the Year 2017 award.

Jackie Chan being interviewed /CGTN Photo

“I’m very honored to be the film festival’s ambassador again,” said Chan. “This is my second time attending this film festival. I hope more countries can attend in the future, and I thank audiences, home and abroad, for supporting Chinese films. Chinese films are getting more and more influential around the world.”

Yao Chen, the other ambassador, said the Silk Road Film Festival had been getting better and better every year.

Actress Yao Chen being interviewed /CGTN Photo

British actress Kristin Scott Thomas was named Actress of the Year 2017.

British actress Kristin Scott Thomas /Photo via Internet

French/Canadian anime “Louise by the Shore” won the title of Best Animated Film at the festival. Interviewed by the organizer, the crew said they hope there can be more cooperation between Chinese and French animators, and that they would love to see more independent Chinese anime enter the market.

The crew of French/Canadian anime “Louise by the Shore” being interviewed /CGTN Photo

The Best Documentary prize was taken by Chinese series “The Belt and Road”.

A title card for Chinese documentary series "The Belt and Road" /Photo via Internet

Director and screenwriter Huang Jianzhong, chairman of the judging panel, said as the Chinese movie industry continues to develop, the country’s filmmakers should take responsibility to tell China's story to the world.