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Updated:2016-04-05 10:51:23Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallOcean Heaven with the martial arts superstar Jet Li is among the movies that the audience can enjoy in the Cinema House.[Photo/Xinhua] A week-long Festival of Contemporary Chinese Cinema kicked off for the second consecutive year here in Bulgaria on Monday, featuring nine Chinese film productions of the last decade.Tuyas Marriage, which won the Golden Bear at the 2007 Berlin Film Festival, as well as Ocean Heaven with the martial arts superstar Jet Li that topped three categories at the China Movie Channel Media Awards 2010, are among the movies that the audience can enjoy in the Cinema House.Addressing the event, Yin Yali, cultural counselor with the Chinese embassy in Bulgaria, said that currently the Chinese cinema is in the best period of its development.Prof. Ge Zhiqiang, Chinese director of the Confucius Institute in Sofia, which organized the event in cooperation with the Cinema House and the Cultural Center of the Sofia University, said that they have chosen a diverse selection of genres and themes to provoke and retain the spectators interest in the East.With the help of cinema, Bulgarian audience will be closely acquainted with the specifics and diversity of Chinese culture, morality, traditions, customs and history, Ge said.During the festival, the public can also see a photo exhibition “Confucius Institute — a bridge between two cultures.” 8.03KRelated Articles1st Berlin Chinese Film Festival kicks offChinese film wins cinematography award in BerlinChinese film at Berlin finds poetry in motion of Yangtze RiverChinese film Crosscurrent to compete at 66th BerlinaleChinese film industry embraces fantasyTagsFestival of Contemporary Chinese CinemaPhotoThousands pay tribute to Yellow Emperor on Tomb Sweeping DayStraw arts festival marked in ShandongCulture Insider: 8 things you may not know about Clear and BrightBanpo museum: a collection of prehistoric cultureQingming Cultural Festival celebrated in Kaifeng2016 Year of East Asia City of Culture opens in Nara, JapanArtFilmCelebrityFashionFoodTravelBeijing biennale to show artworks on Silk RoadSpring Equinox dance festival is coming to BeijingWu Guanzhongs portrayal of water town draws record bidMaking waves in the sandStraw arts festival marked in Shandong3D paintings displayed in E ChinaAi Jings tangible expressions in new solo art showBeijing now on global music map with Rubinstein contestDancing to a Cuban beat in the shadow of the Great WallTreats from city of canalsShow creates possibility of career options for localsPink fish makes a splash in ancient townAsian academy members protest Oscars Asian jokes2016 Canadian Screen Awards held in TorontoTop celebrities produce Chinese movieHoliday upsurge leads to record-breaking box-office revenuesChinese TV series become popular in RussiaRunning Man season 4 to debut in AprilHKs oldest free broadcaster ATV goes off airChina fully funds first Hollywood filmSino-Italian cinema co-production has big potential: expertsBatman v Superman rules Chinas box officeInternet giants in scramble to grab space on big screenHuayi Brothers seeks talent from HollywoodBaby dressed as Fan Bingbing goes viral onlineSweet Angelababy poses for LOfficiel magazineActress Mao Linlin releases latest photosShanghai Disney Resort introduces Honorary AmbassadorsNewlywed Liu Shishi poses for photosActress Yao Chen graces fashion magazineWang Ou takes street shots in ParisChinese TV host Sa Beining marries Canadian celebrityMilk Tea Sister gives birth to baby girl50-year-old Carina Lau shinesInternet stardom brings fast fortuneLin Yun poses for fashion shotChildrens Wear Collection presented during China Fashion WeekHighlights of Tokyo Fashion WeekModels present creations during Tbilisi Fashion WeekVeteran designer sets sights on the young crowdGiving dresses a digital twistHighlights of 24th China Intl Young Fashion Designers Contest1980s glam makes a Paris comeback as Chanel stays classyChina Super Model Contest held in BeijingLin Yun poses for fashion shots3D printed collection presented during Toronto Fashion WeekBIFT fashion week ends in BeijingLatest beauty meme clinches China at the waistWhite strawberry a new hit in ‪ChinaIn pics: 1985 edition of A Bite of ChinaRight time for fishThe perfect confectionPremium French vintages get a Chinese taste testPride of plateEat pizza, draw alleysCan you try this? 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