BEIJING, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The fifth International Jackie Chan Action Movie Week will open in late July in Datong, north China's Shanxi Province, to honor contributors to action movies worldwide.
Running from July 21 to 27, the movie week will screen dozens of action movies from home and abroad, present awards to action movies and filmmakers, and invite business insiders to share thoughts about the development of action movies.
Chinese action movie star Jackie Chan said Sunday in Beijing that making an action movie was not easy as actors frequently sustain injuries or even risk their lives. But much of their hard work remains unknown to the public.
"The action movie week is to commend those who have made remarkable contributions to action movie development worldwide and make their voices heard," Chan said.