Award-Winning Film by Canadian Film and Television Institute at Hainan International Film Festival

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The newly shot film, The Dawn, has just won the Best Short Film Award at 2015 Hainan International Film Festival. The film is shot and produced entirely by Canadian Film and Television Institute. Actors are all students and instructors from CFTI. The Dawn tells a story between a thief and a bind girl. A fortuitous encounter brought them together. Supporting each other, they revive and reborn by the dawn. The script of the film is unique and original. The film is directed in an artistic style with many creative thoughts , and students delivered excellent performance.

The committee of the film festival spoke highly of the film. CFTI’s strategic partner Dr. Wu Qilun and the China representative of Canadian Film Academy Ms. Zhang Ying accepted the award.


The president of CFTI, Xiaomin (Demi) Zhang, was granted Special Contribution Award by the committee.


As the graduating season approaches, students at CFTI has participated the productions of original films. We sincerely hope graduates from CFTI and current students will produce more award-winning films and television programs.