Oliver Stone wins award in Shanghai film fest

Shanghai, June 16 (IANS) Hollywood director Oliver Stone won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the opening ceremony of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival Saturday night.

The 66-year-old Stone is known for his Oscar-winning films like “Midnight Express”, “Platoon”, and “Born on the Fourth of July”.

Tsui Hark, 52, a film director and producer from Hong Kong, was given the Chinese Film Award for Outstanding Contribution, Xinhua reported.

A total of 14 films will compete for this year’s Golden Goblet. A jury panel headed by Oscar-winning British director Tom Hooper will decide the winner.

American 3D animated comedy film “Monsters University”, produced by Disney/Pixar was the opening film of the film festival.

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