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The First Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale Competition

1. Organizing Team

Organizer: Shenzhen OCT LOFT Culture Development Co., Ltd.
Curators: He Jinfang, Wang Chunchen, Zhang Xiaotao (also the Secretary-General for the Competition)

2. Significances

1) To encourage creating independent, original and experimental animation works, so as to provide a larger space for the existence, development and discussion of independent animation.

2) To promote the academic and folk animation experiments and creations, especially to discover animated works by creative young artists, producing a promising prospect for Chinese independent animation. Read more »

The OCT Harbour, Shenzhen - Marriott Executive Apartments Completion Ceremony

The OCT Harbour, Shenzhen – Marriott Executive Apartments hosted its Completion Ceremony on December 2nd.  This is the sixth extended stay property in China, and the first in Southern China.


Ideally located in the OCT Harbour, Shenzhen’s most popular urban entertainment destination, the apartments provides the ultimate experience in luxury for the discerning traveler. Conveniently adjacent to Futian District, the CBD of Shenzhen, Shekou Industrial Zone, and Nanshan’s own Silicon Valley, as well as within a close 35-minute drive from Shenzhen International Airport and an even closer 10-minute drive from the Shenzhen Bay-Hong Kong Checkpoint, the apartment provides an ideal, strategic location for the businessperson on the go.

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Winners for Free Clockenflap Tickets Announced
 Clockenflap Tickets

Thanks for answering our quesitons. We got a lot of entries and we randomly picked two winners. Each winner will get two tickets to this weekend's Clockenflap event in HK.


Winner 1: Chen Jie

Winner 2: Chris Chambers


We will contact you for more infomation and deliver you tickets ASAP. Thanks! 

If you didn't win you can still try to buy tickets on


"Gingerbread House Build With Love" Launching and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 20112 @ Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen
Gingerbread House Build With Love

The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen launched the 3rd Community Footprints program “A Gingerbread House Built with Love” this afternoon, then hosted the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off its Christmas & New Year festivities. The ongoing Community Footprints efforts form part of The Ritz-Carlton’s commitment to consistently create extraordinary service experiences not only to its guests but also to the community.

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Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 and CCIFC 20th Anniversary Thank You

The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China (CCIFC) organized the event "Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 and CCIFC 20th Anniversary" on November 16th, 2012 to celebrate the arrival of the new wine and CCIFC 20th anniversary, with nearly 600 people from the Sino-French Business community at  Sofitel Guangzhou Sunrich hotel.

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First Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale “The World of Soul: As Virtual Artistic Engineering”
Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale

The First Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennale “The World of Soul: As Virtual Artistic Engineering”, organized by Shenzhen OCT-LOFT, will be exhibited on December 22nd, 2012 in  B10 art space of OCT-LOFT, Shenzhen, China. And it will continue to March 22nd of next year. A curatorial team formed by Wang Chunchen, Zhang Xiaotao and He Jinfang invites more than 50 domestic and oversea artists to participate in. They aim to retrospect the development course of Chinese independent animation art in the last decade, as well as to bring along more international works and views. Read more »

Round up of Thanksgiving Dinners in Shenzhen

Thanksgiving is Nov.24 this year.  It's today.


May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump.

May your potatoes'n gravy have vary a lump.


Let us express your gratitude this Thanksgiving. The restaurants below are all offering dedicated Thanksgiving Dinners, usually only on Thanksgiving itself or over the weekend. Booking in advance is highly recommended.


Thanksgiving Dinners in Hotels:


2012 Thanksgiving Dinner @ Flavorz Read more »

CCIFC Canton Beaujolais Nouveau 2012 Is Coming
Beaujolais Nouveau

The release of the New French wine "Beaujolais Nouveau" is widely celebrated in large cities all over the world. In Canton the event is becoming a tradition which has gathered more than 800 guests in 2011.

For the 2012 edition, the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Canton has the great pleasure to invite you to an exceptional evening on Friday, November 16th.

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LMFAO tickets Winners Announced


Thanks for answering our trivia quesiton. We got a lot of entries and we randomly picked two winners. Each winner will get two tickets to this Tuesday's show.


Winner 1: Rami Pelly

Winner 2: Lio Chang 


Each winner gets two tickets. If you are a winner email [email protected] immediately with your mobile phone number and we will arrange a time for you to come pick the tickets up at our office Saturday. 

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