China Night – Sci Innovation Festival 2019 Red Carpet Gala will be held on the Malaparte Rooftop at TIFF Bell Lightbox, during the Closing of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). The event is jointly sponsored by the City of Toronto, the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government, the Canada Confederation of Shenzhen Associations, and Sci Innovation Centre.

This is the third year of Sci Innovation Festival 2019, an event showcasing the collaboration and friendship between the two great cities of Toronto and Shenzhen.

Last year’s edition of the event focusing on the theme of music featured acclaimed pianist Lang Lang– the Shenzhen international image ambassador– as a guest of honour. The focus of this year’s China Night  is Chinese films.

Films are a powerful carrier of China’s national culture, combining many aspects of artistic expression such as painting, literature, drama, photography, and music in a medium that resonates strongly with the audience. Since production began a century ago in 1905, Chinese films have highlighted the Chinese civilization’s storied 5000 year-long tradition and heritage. 

Dress Code:Black tie or evening dress


  • 4:30 – 5:30    Guest registration & red-carpet admission
  • 5:30 – 7:00    Reception gala  
  • 7:00 – 7:30    VIP guest speeches
  • 7:30 – 8:30    Awards & performance
  • 8:30 – 9:30    Excellent Chinese Movies/short films screening & Topic Sharing
  • 9:30              Ending

The festival will be covered widely by the mainstream media of Canada and China, enabling it to showcase the Chinese culture and  introduce the city of Toronto to the world.

The event will include the following highlights: red carpet admission ceremony, outstanding Chinese film screening, film forum and performances.

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