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The Closing Ceremony and Opening Award Ceremony of the 14th Academy Awards of BFA (Beijing Film Academy)

Sponsored by BFA and enjoyed China's Animation Oscar, the 14th Animation Academy Awards had been paid close attention by home and abroad film industry, education sector and capital people from all walks of life since opened on October 30, 2014. The Closing Ceremony and Opening Award Ceremony of the 14th Academy Awards was held on November 1, 2014, at 14:30 in Standard Video Hall of BFA, and leaders, international movie friends, domestic animation professors and teachers and students from many colleges and universities participated in this award ceremony, and they got together joyfully to witness this animation festival in this special day.

At 14:30, the first warm-atmosphere performance, a traditional funny entertainment show of School of Animation of BFA was infectiously performed by professor Sun Lijun with a funny talk show, beginning the ceremony. When music was stopped, teacher Sun announced the next part-donation ceremony with his deep intonation, and all donation by auctioning today’s works would be given to children from Tibetan areas of Litang County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Garzê, Sichuan Province. Award ceremony was most fascinating part of closing ceremony and award part was remarkable. Over 100 works from over 100 domestic and overseas colleges and universities, including BFA, Communication University of China, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Tainan National University of the Arts, and colleges and universities from France and the United States, competed for 10 professional awards and Special Jury Prize and 20 corporate sponsorship awards.Wind from Hamburg Application Technology in Higher Professional College won the Best Short Film Award; Anime Taste from Xi'an Academy of Fine Arts won the Best Director Award, and After School from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics won the Best New Artist Award. Besides, Back to Life from BFA won the Best Drama Award, and The Dream from Sichuan Department of Fine Arts won the Best Sound Effect Award.

Then, teacher Huang Ying, Committee President, introduced and decrypted evaluation rules of this Academy Awards, and elaborated jury always carried out “fair, just and open” principles and strict work process and professional dedication. Some judges share evaluation details and feelings in the platform. After this, all the 1990 students give Lifetime Achievement Award to teacher Pu Jiaxiang, and on-site recalled how former artists pursued their studies, and then further explained school motto that “respecting teachers and teachers’ instruction, passing skill and technology on to a new generation”.

This film festival improved participation and interaction between education and industry, as well as highlighted vision features and academic style in harmony with national mainstream spirits. All these aspects were increasingly important symbols of the festival. Last, the 14th Closing Ceremony and Award Ceremony of School of Animation of BFA will be closed with warm applaud and unwilling to part, and we firmly believe that China’s animation will have a better future.

Hu Qiang
Zhi Hongwei
Qian Jun
Professor Xie Fei, Department of Directing of our school, …