At 18:00 November 24, 2016, the thirteenth golden words award of Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies of Beijing Film Academy awarding ceremony was grandly held in standard video hall of Beijing Film Academy.
The thirteenth Golden Words Award was chaired by Mr. Huang Dan, director of Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies and Mr. Cao Baoping was the executive chairman. The participating guests and school leaders were: Mr. Zhang Hong, vice party secretary and vice chairman of Chinese Film Association, Mr. Zhou Jiandong, deputy director of Film Bureau of SAPPRFT, Mr. Yin Li, a famous director and vice chairman of China Film Association, Mr. Cao Yin, director of CCTV-6 program center, Mr. Jiang Heping, national first-grade director and vice chairman of China Film Co., Ltd., Ms. Yang Wei, chairman of YoukuTudou (Shanghai) Film Co., Ltd., Mr. Ni Zhengwei, chairman of Donghai Film Group, Ms. Zhang Lili, chairman of Beijing DimeiTianxiang Culture Media Co., Ltd., visiting professor of Animation School of Beijing Film Academy, ZhaiJunjie, famous director with August First Film Studio,Ms. Yan Geling, American writer and famous screenwriter, Ms. Li Shaohong, chairman of China Film Directors’ Guild and well-known director, Mr. Zhang Yongchen,famous screenwriter, Mr. WangZhebin, famous screenwriter, Mr. Wang Xingdong, famous screenwriter, Mr. Li Qiang, famous director, Mr. JiaZhangke, famous director, Mr. Ning Hao, famous director, Ms. Guan Hu, famous director, Ms. Shi Jianquan, famous screenwriter, Ms. Wang Lifu, famous screenwriter, Ms. Gao Xuan, famous screenwriter, Ms. Ren Baoru, famous screenwriter, Mr. Shi Hang, famous film critic, Mr. HouGuangming, party secretary of Beijing Film Academy, Mr. Yu Jianhong, vice chancellor of Beijing Film Academy and factory director of Youth Film Studio, and Mr. Zhang Jian, vice secretary of Beijing Film Academy.
Mr. Zhou Jiandong, deputy director of SAPPRFT, and Mr. HouGuangming, Chairman of Beijing Film Academy Council, gave a speech after the opening ceremony was started with the advertising video. On behalf of Beijing Film Academy, Professor. Hou thanked all the guests and students for their attendance and their strong support for the Golden Words Award. Hou said that the "Golden Words Award" was committed to the film talent education and the development of the film industry, it would encourage students to participate in healthy competition, and urge students to move forwards a mature film market with quality works, and provide film and television companies a good chance to select scripts and talents, which was significant and far-reaching. Finally, Hou once again thanked the community for the support for the Golden Words Award and hoped the award by the Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies could become a platform for young screenwriter to achieve their dreams!
Speech by Deputy Director Zhou Jiandong
After the passionate speech by Mr. Hou, we officially entered the awarding link, this year's Golden Words Award set up four awarding units: YoukuToudou Film long-form film script unit, Donghai Film Group scripts venture capital investment unit, DimeiTianxiang Animation Film scripts unit, short films and short film scripts unit. Each unit set the best award and the best nomination award, a number of guests and teachers revealed and delivered the awarding speech and issued the awards.
Professor. HouGuangming's speech
The first was DimeiTianxiang Animation Film scripts unit. Starting from the 9th Golden Words Award, DimeiTianxiang has been supported the establishment of the Golden Words Award amination film scripts unit and encouraged students to create with their rich imagination, provided an opportunity of self-demonstration and mutual exchanges for those who truly love amination arts and promoted the development of national aminations. Mr. Jiang Ping, General Manager of China Film Co. Ltd. and Zhang Yongchen, famous screenwriter presented the top award of the Golden Words Award, namely DimeiTianxiang award for best short animation film, to Interstellar Lovers, a film by Yang Qi, student of undergraduate class of amination planning admitted in 2013 to the Amination School.
Ms. Zhang Lili, Chairman of Beijing DimeiTianxiang Culture Media Co., Ltd. and Mr. Zhang Hong, Party Secretary China Film Association, presented DimeiTianxiang award of best long animation scripts to Incessant Chatter of Sheep by Cao Siqi, graduate student of amination planning admitted in 2015 to the Amination School in 2015, who gave an award-winning speech and took a group photo.
Then enter the short film and short film script unit. Vice President of the Chinese Film Association and Director of the China Film Directors Association, the famous director Miss Li Shaohong on stage announced the best short film script award attribution, I regret that the award vacancies. The Department of the Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies Gold Award in line with high standards and strict requirements of the rigorous attitude, after consideration, decided to vacate the award, I hope the students make persistent efforts, next year there are excellent script.
Mr. Yin Li, a famous director and vice chairman of China Film Association and Li Shaohong, famous director and chairman China Film Directors’ Guild, went onto the stage and revealed the best award for short film scripts, and the award was vacant. The organizing committee of theDepartment of Screenwriting and Film Studies, in line with high standards and rigorous attitude, decided to vacate the award after serious considerations. They hoped the students make persistent efforts for more excellent scripts next year.
The best short film award went to You Are the Flower, the River, and the Neon by Tian Feng, undergraduate student of film creativity and planning class of Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies admitted in 2013, and the winner was awarded by famous director JiaZhangke and famous director Mr. Ning Hao.
Followed by the film feature film script unit, and the film support film award feature film feature film unit, aimed at discovering and recommending young film creative talent, support young writers, Chinese film needs fresh vitality. Ms. Yang Wei, Chairman of the Film Industry and the writer of the US, Ms. Yan Geling, the well-known screenwriter, won the prize for the Best Film Screenplay Award for the Film Industry and the awarding of the award and congratulated the MFA classmate Liu Quanwen Works "swamp" award.
Followed was long film scripts unit, YoukuTudou Film supported the long film scripts unit of Golden Words Award to discover and recommend youth film production talents and support creation by youth screenwriters since Chinese film needed freshness and vitality. Ms. Yang Wei, chairman of YoukuTudou Film and Yan Geling, American writer and well-known screenwriter delivered the awarding speech, revealed and presented YoukuTudou best award for long film scripts. They also congratulated Liu Quanwen, MFA student of film production of Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies admitted in 2015 for his film works "The Swamp".
This Golden Words Award set up the scripts venture capital investment unit exclusively sponsored by Donghai Film Group. The cultivation and growth of youth screenwriters is the guarantee of the development of Chinese film and the joint establishment of the best award for long film venture capital investment plan by Donghai Film Group, one of industry supporters of the Golden Words Award, with initiators, is aiming to provide youth screenwriters better development opportunities and make those scripts into movies. Old Men and Women, a film by Tian Jiahe, graduate student of film production of School of Literatures admitted in 2016, won the best award for long film venture capital investment plan, a heavyweight award by Donghai Film Group. The award was presented by Ni Zhengwei, chairman of Donghai Film Group and HouGuangming, Chairman of Beijing Film Academy Council. The audience released warm applauses and expressed the recognition to the award-winning student.
After the awarding ceremony, Cao Baoping, famous director and executive chairman of Golden Words Award, delivered a closing speech. Cao said each award was a kind of praise and affirmation to the teachers and students of Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies. They started from Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies and the Golden Words Award and moved towards a broader boundary. Finally, Cao gave the students sincere encouragement and blessings, and expected students to create more and better works.
Mr. Cao Baoping’s closing speech
After the awarding ceremony, the film titledA Negligible Problemby Mr. Meifeng, teacher of the department was shown to the audience as the closing film of the 13th Golden Words Award. The film won Best Art Contribution Award at the 29th Tokyo International Film Festival on November 3. The film A Negligible Problem adapted from a short novel published by writer Lao She in 1943 and acted by Fan Wei, Yin Tao, Zhang Chao, Liang Tingwei, Jiang Zhongwei, Wang Zitong and other stars told a story about the depression of the richly endowed Shuhua Farm under the management of Director Ding Wuyuan in the city of Chongqing in 1940s during China's War of Resistance Against Japanese invasion.
Finally, we should thanks to the lovely volunteers of Golden Words Award. The volunteers were organized, serious and responsible and provided an important guarantee to the successful convening of this event.
In the audience's prolonged applause, the thirteenth Golden Words Award by the Department of Screenwriting and Film Studies of Beijing Film Academy concluded successfully. Next year at this time, we will appreciate your presence here at the fourteenth Golden Words Award!