The GZDOC 2016 Closing Ceremony and Golden Kapok Award Ceremony is held in Guangzhou on the evening of Dec. 15, 2016. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]
The 4-day 2016 Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival (GZDOC) lowered the curtain on the evening of Dec. 15, with a record-breaking intended transaction value of about RMB 400 million.
Data of GZDOC 2015 & 2016
Nine award categories of 2016 GZDOC Golden Kapok Award were announced, 11 documentaries winning the Golden Kapok trophies. China’s documentary “Please Remember Me”, a story about memory, love and dignity of empty nesters, was the biggest winner of the festival. It won three awards, including Best Chinese Documentary for International Communication, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary Grand Prize (See the list of all the awards).
Representatives of Diving Into The Unknown (L) and Please Remember Me (R1 & 2) receive trophies and certificates on the stage. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]
GZDOC has established friendly cooperation relations with about 30 international documentary festivals and organizations over the years. This year, world-famous documentary filmfests gathered in Guangzhou, bringing high-class international resources for the GZDOC. They are MIPTV, IDFA, Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest. GZDOC also signed strategic cooperation agreements with MIPTV, Hot Docs, IDFA, Italian Documentary Association, British Sheffield International Documentary Festival and the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.
Leading figures from documentary industry also took part in 2016 GZDOC to hold documentary summits, forums and master classes. Some of the big names include Malcolm Clarke, British renowned director, screen writer and producer; Leonard Retel Helmrich, Dutch renowned director and cinematographer; Mary Ann Rotondi, American award-winning producer, script writer and director.
Winners accept the awards on the stage. [Photo: Newsgd.com/Monica]
It’s worth mentioning that GZDOC signed a screening cooperation agreement with 289 ART PARK which is affiliated with Nanfang Media Group. In the upcoming months, 289 ART PARK will screen outstanding documentaries for the locals.