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九月 26

CCDF-7 Awards Media Release

CCDF-7 NINE AWARDS

Monday, 26 September 2016

international-potential

Taipei, Taiwan: After an intense three days of training with eight top international documentary experts and two full days of pitching to broadcasters, online services, distributors, foundations and festival directors from 17 countries, the seventh edition of the annual CNEX Chinese Doc Forum (CCDF-7) held its closing ceremonies and handed out nine major prizes. The big winners were Bank in School from Taiwan and People’s Hospital from China.

The prize for Best Pitch presented by CNEX and worth US$5,000 went to Taiwan’s Maso Chen for Bank in School, which also picked up two other awards from Sheffield Doc/Fest and China’s GZDOC. Chen Si-yi and Xu Ruo-han’s People’s Hospital won the CNEX-Illinois Public Media Research and Development Prize worth US$5,000 to the filmmakers and US$5,000 for CNEX to executive produce the film as well as a prize from IDFA, one of the world’s leading documentary festivals in Amsterdam. This project was deemed to have the greatest international potential.

The full list of winners is:

CNEX Best Pitch:

            Bank in School, Taiwan

CNEX-Illinois Public Media Research and Development Prize:

            People’s Hospital, China

The International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands Prize:

            People’s Hospital, China

The Sheffield Doc/Fest, UK Prize:

            Bank in School, Taiwan

The Asian Side of the Doc Prize:

            Arks of Confucius, China

The Dream of Super Bridge, China

The Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China Prize:

            Bank in School, Taiwan

The Dream of Super Bridge, China

Tokyo Docs Prize:

            China’s National Children, China

Docs Port Incheon, Korea Prize:

            A Road of Prayer (Tsekhor), China

The Australian International Documentary Conference Prize:

            Arks of Confucius, China

These prizes enable strong Chinese documentary projects to progress their development and to be exposed at other international events to new audiences of potential investors and buyers.

The combination of training, pitching to the world and a two-day Producers’ Workshop (26-27 September) at CCDF-7 which has developed many leading Chinese productions over the past six years is enriched by this bouquet of prizes presented Sunday evening. CCDF-7 enables both emerging and established Chinese documentary filmmakers to extend their Taipei experience into other events in Asia and around the world.