On May 18th, the award ceremony for the Second Cross-Straits Youth Creative Short Film Contest was held at Guangzhou Media Harbor, Haizhu District, Guangzhou. The three finalists were decided and their entries were screened to applause from the audience.
Cui Yongjia and his partner Mo Zhiqing from Guangdong got the most votes and took home the first prize of 20,000 RMB cash.
Cui shot a story about the protection of ancient buildings in Guangzhou and the dreams of older generations.
Cui said he feels very happy and has learnt a lot from this contest. He also said that during the contest he tried a lot of new things which paid off for him, and he will keep trying new things in the future. This is the second time Cui has taken part in the competition.
As set out at a media briefing for the contest earlier in the week, the top 10 contestants began their final 48-hour filming challenge on the noon of May 15th.
They created their own themes from topics such as “scenery”, “memory”, “cuisine”, “nostalgia” and “building dreams”, as well as the locations to be shot under the respective themes.
About the short film contest
For the preliminary rounds, the Second Cross-Straits Youth Creative Short Film Contest required all participants to submit their 20-180 second short story to show their concept and thoughts of ‘home’ in China. A total 489 entries from both Guangdong and Taiwan.
The contest was sponsored by Newsgd.com, Nanfang Plus App and United Daily News Group, with the guidance of Guangdong International Culture Association, Guangdong Province Cross-Strait Exchange Promotion Association, and Guangdong Youth Federation, United Daily News Group Cultural Foundation.
Reported by Monica
Edited by Wing, Simon