2016-03-16 Source: GZDOC
As the launch event is held in Hong Kong yesterday, 2016 Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (GZDOC 2016) has kicked off its calling for entries. GZDOC 2016 will be held in Guangzhou Library from December 12 to 15.
(The Launch Event)
Important figures present at the event are Zhu Ting, Deputy Publicity Director of Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Bai Jie, Director of Provincial Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of Guangdong, Liu Xiaoyi, Deputy Director of Provincial Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of Guangdong, Ye Ze’en, Vice-President of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Chen Yizhu, Chief Editor of Guangdong Radio and Television, Cai Fuqing, Chairman of Zhujiang Film Group, Zhao Jitao, Deputy Publicity Director of Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, Ren Tianhua, Deputy Director of Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film, Television, Press and Publication, Cui Songdong, President of Guangzhou Radio and Television, Yue Chuanjiang, President of Shenzhen Media Group, and Liu Jun, Secretary General of GZDOC Organizing Committee Executive Office.
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China
GZDOC is organized by China’s State General Administration of Press and Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SGAPPRFT) and the People’s Government of Guangdong Province, co-organized by Guangzhou Municipal People’s Government and Provincial Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of Guangdong, executed by Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film, Television, Press and Publication and operated by Global Raytur (Beijing) International Public Communication Organization. After 13 years of development, GZDOC has made great contributions to enhancing the communication between Chinese and foreign documentary professionals, boosting cultural invention, demonstrating achievements of Guangdong Film & TV industry reform and strengthening soft cultural power.
GZDOC 2015 has exceeded its Asian competitors and set new record in number of films submitted, countries and regions involved, individual participants and organizations home and abroad and trade volume. 2015 saw 3612 films and projects from 88 countries and regions submitted.
(Speech Given by Bai Jie, Director of Provincial Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of Guangdong)
As the only state-level international documentary festival in China, GZDOC 2016 will continue to play its role in leading the trend of China’s documentary industry and is expected to attract over 1,000 participants home and abroad to Guangzhou, including influential decision makers in broadcast and distribution, purchasers, providers and producers. Apart from competition, market, free communication, professional forums, international training and screenings, GZDOC 2016 will put emphasis on young director training and market trading.
There are two new changes in DZDOC 2016. One is that CCTV Documentary Channel will provide projects about Chinese stories with financial support, and the potential project must have global vision and stands out in the pitching. The other is that the Golden Kapok screening in 2016 will be held in seven different platforms. Besides screening campus tour and festival screening, there will be more cinemas involved in public screening, building the most famous documentary screening brand in China.
(Introduction to Guangdong Film Policy Given by Liu Xiaoyi, Deputy Director of Provincial Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of Guangdong)
Calling for Entries
From now on to August 31, global calling for entries to GZDOC 2016 is open for participating in Golden Kapok Awards Competition, Golden Kapok Screening, DocuMart copyright cooperation and pitching. In line with national strategy, the Golden Kapok Awards will set up a new award, “Maritime Silk Road” Best Documentary, to award films on this subject.
Meanwhile, as an important subproject of GZDOC, GZDOC 2016 College Students Documentary Festival has also kicked off its calling for entries. Authorized by the organizers of Understanding China Conference, the Festival will accept 100 ideas globally on the topic of understanding China. 10 of them will be selected for college students to produce short documentary films.
(GZDOC 2016 Calling for Entries by Ren Tianhua, Deputy Director of Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture, Radio, Film, Television, Press and Publication)
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