Changchun Film Festival concludes with war epic Battle at Lake Changjin winning best movie award
Web Editor:International Daily
The closing ceremony of the 16th China Changchun Film Festival (CCFF) was held in the provincial capital of northeast China's Jilin Province on Saturday evening, with many renowned celebrities and filmmakers witnessing the honoring of the "Golden Deer Awards.
President of judging panel of the film festival Yin Li, judges and many famous movie stars attended the event, presenting 10 excellent movies with the outstanding awards at the ceremony.
Chinese famous actor Liu Ye and famous young actress Zhang Zifeng won the best actor and actress of the festival with movies of Island Keeper and My Sister, and the two movies also won the award of festival judging panel.
The Battle at Lake Changjin, a movie extolling the heroic Chinese People's Volunteers fighting in the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea (1950-53) won the best movie award at the festival, with top grossing China's box office chart.
"I appreciate the stunning 120 million viewerships across China. It is the public that support the movie to achieve the record-breaking China's all-time box office," said Yu Dong, producer of the movie The Battle at Lake Changjin.
The CCFF is the first national film festival named after a city since the founding of the People's Republic of China, and the Changchun Film Studio has become a cradle of films of the New China.
Several veteran artists who worked at the Changchun Film Studio also presented at the ceremony in a bid to encourage Chinese young movie makers.
"Film making is a serious undertaking requiring hard work. Film makers should have national identity and practice hard on their artistic skills," said Jin Deshun, a renowned director and screenwriter in China.
Four young movie makers selected by the Golden Deer Project - plan to cultivate and support outstanding young movie makers launched by the organizing committee of the CCFF and the movie channel of China Central Television (CCTV) - also shared their dreams of film making.
"I would like to do whatever I can to make films that can bring warmness to the audience," said Pan Long, one of the young movie makers of the project.
The CCFF is one of China's four major national-level film festivals founded by the city of Changchun in 1992.
This year's event, which kicked off on Dec. 21, was co-hosted by the China Media Group (CMG) and the Jilin provincial government. The biennial event will be held annually starting from this year.