Oliver Stone wins award in Shanghai film fest

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Shanghai, June 16 — 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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