Year of the Rooster has arrived!

Celebrating the Chinese New Year, Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, Ateneo Celadon and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China brought Spring Film Festival at Shangri-La Plaza, launched last January 25.

The Gala Night opened with a bang as the traditional Chinese Dragon and Lion dance opens the program. The Chinese, Filipino-Chinese guests were astonished with the colorful setting of the Shangri-La Grand Atrium together with the different institutions that made the event possible.





To initially present the Chinese culture,representatives from the said institutions stunningly walked the runway wearing different traditional Chinese costumes of different designs and colors, oh how it evolves through time.

After the glamorous walk, the guests were directed to Shang Cinema 4 as they were accompanied by the Chinese Lion and Dragon Dancers for a sneak peek of films.


Photo credits: Ateneo de Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies


-Andrea Claire Belen