At 18:00 of December 8, 2017, the Sixth Student Director Award Ceremony sponsored by Beijing Film Academy Department of Directing was held at the standard video hall of BFA. Representatives of teachers and representatives of graduates of the School and distinguished guests attended the ceremony. Vice President Sun Lijun, Ni Yuehong, Yu Jianhong, Deputy Secretary Zhang Jian, Tong Qifu, Member of the Party Committee and Director of the Organization Department, Huang Yingxia, Dean of the Graduate School of BFA, Hu Qiang, Director of the Academic Affairs Office and leaders from departments and schools also attended the award ceremony.
Wang Rui, Director of Department of Directing made a speech at first. He said, the director award set another good example for young directors. The Department of Directing has always honored teachers and esteemed truth. The first director award, Contribution Award, was presented to Xie Fei and Zheng Dongtian, professors of the School. Zheng Dongtian expressed his heartfelt thanks via a VCR, and expressed his care about the Department of Directing. Xie Fei was satisfied about teaching efforts and and filming results of the Department of Directing in these years, and encouraged students to keep working on.
(Vice President Sun Lijun and Dean Wang Rui are presenting the award to Xie Fei)
After the showing of 15 movie clips of the entries, the award ceremony kicked off. The director award is divided into 3 parts, awards by Department of Directing, sponsorship awards and awards by distinguished judges. Awards by Department of Directing include contribution award, the best documentary, the best department homework, the special award and outstanding tutor award. The awards by 5 sponsors include China Youth New Power Pictures award, the best C2M Media director award, the best Xinpianchang director award, Arc Light award and Jinyu award. Awards by 6 distinguished judges include special judging panel award, silver judging panel award, gold judging panel award. 15 short feature films were shortlisted by judges of Department of Directing at various levels. 4 documentaries and 6 self-raised graduation works and 21 works from the class for advanced studies took part in the selection activity.
At first, Xie Xiaojing, Professor of Department of Directing and Fu Jia, Chief Inspector of China Film Directors' Guild presented the special award sponsored by Department of Directing to Xie Xiaoshan with the work of Pink Pill.
(Fu Jia and Xie Xiaojing are presenting the award to Xie Xiaoshan.)
Yao Zubiao won the best documentary award with the work of A Family of Sky Hole. Xia Gang, Distinguished Professor of Department of Directing and Chen Zhen, famous documentary director are presenting the award to Yao Zubiao.
(Xia Gang and Chen Zhen are presenting the award to Yao Zubiao)
Next, Huang Yingxia, Dean of Graduate School of Beijing Film Academy, and Hu Qiang, Section Chief of Office of Academic Affairs announced the best school homework. Li Yuexi won the award with the work of Assortment of Paris.
(Huang Yingxia and Hu Qiang are presenting the award to Li Yuexi)
In recent years, China has come a long way in filming. Facing the market and audience, young directors shall be encouraged. The School established sponsorship awards of the director award in a partnership with 5 film companies.
Kong Xiangbao won the China Youth New Power Pictures award with the work of Crab. Pan Jie, General Manager of China Youth New Power Pictures and Zhou Xinxia, class I national film cutter, professor of Department of Directing are presenting the award to her.
(Zhou Xinxia and Pan Jie are presenting the award to Kong Xiangbao)
For high quality entries, C2M Media established the best director award nomination on the basis of the best C2M Media director award. Wang Yueyang and Li Qi won the awards with their works of My Father and Bluish Yellow respectively.
(Li Jing, Chen Shuang and Jiang Wei are presenting the award to Li Qi and Wang Yueyang)
Later, Chen Yue, founder of Xinpianchang Media Co., Ltd., and Vice President and Fang Gangliang, Adjunct Professor of Department of Directing announced “the Best director award sponsored by Xinpianchang”. Wang Yueyang won the award with the work of My Father.
(Fang Gangliang and Chen Yue are presenting the award to Wang Yueyang)
Zhang Dongliang won Arc Light Award with his work of Exhausted. Qi Qianrong, CEO of Wuyuan Culture, and producer as well as Xu Haofeng, teacher of Department of Directing presented the award.
(Qi Qianrong and Xu Haofeng are presenting the award to Zhang Dongliang. Xie Xiaoshan accepted the award on his behalf.)
Class for advanced studies of Department of Directing has trained quality film talents since its founding. To carry forward the tradition, the director award had a new award, Jinyu award. Wang Jingyu, Chairman of AFT Movies Co., Ltd and director Mi Jiashan, director Lu Xiaowei, director Qu Jiangtao, Qian Lingling, class I national film cutter announced the award. The awards were presented to Xu Xiaohui, He Zouyang, Zhou Shengsheng, Ping Tan and Yang Lixue with their works of Wife, Pepper, Big Sea Wave, Awake Lion, Dust respectively.
(Wang Jingyu, Qian Lingling, director Qu Jiangtao, director Lu Xiaowei, director Mi Jiashan are presenting the award.)
Special judging panel award was presented to Long Ying with the work of Crossing the Yangguan. Guo Xiaohu, professor of the Composition Department at the Central Conservatory of Music and Wang Zhi, Associate Dean of Fine Arts School of Beijing Film Academy presented the award to her.
(Wang Zhi and Guo Xiaohu are presenting the award to Long Ying)
Zhang Dongliang won the Silver Award of Judging Panel with the work of Exhausted. Ai Liya, famous actress and young producer Dong Runnian presented the award to him.
(Ai Liya and Dong Runnian are presenting the award to Zhang Dongliang, Xie Xiaoshan accepted the award on his behalf. )
Gold judging panel award of the director award was presented to Xie Xiaoshan with the work of Pink Pill. Sion Sono, famous Japanese director, and Lv Le, famous director and photographer presented the award to her.
(Sion Sono, famous Japanese director, and Lv Le are presenting the award to Xie Xiaoshan )
Graduation projects every year cannot go without tutorship. The last award of “outstanding tutor” was presented to Qiao Liang, professor of Department of Directing.
(Yu Jianhong, Vice President of BFA are presenting the award to Qiao Liang. Long Ying accepted the award on his behalf. )
At the end, the director award ceremony came to an end amid a video of the past and the future. Young directors and students had a group photo. After the award ceremony, Pink Pill, the work with two gold director awards, was screened.
At the end of the director award, senior students of Department of Directing were graduated. Young directors will take words of their tutors of Department of Directing, stay true to the mission, and realize their dreams.
(All the attendees had a group photo.)
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