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GZDOC 2019 ‘China Stories’ International Pitching Session: TOP 10 Pitches and Awards Winners

Release Time:2020-01-08

After the 3-day intense pitching sessions, 50 GZDOC decision makers have selected winners for TOP 10 Pitches, Special Pitch Award by CNEX/CCDF and Wanda Elite+ Project Award. The project ‘Mom of the Ring’ won the Best Pitch and the Wanda Elite + Project Award. It will receive cash rewards of 100,000 RMB in total (50,000 RMB from each award).

 

In 2004, GZDOC set up Chinas first pitching session in the country, which changed into China StoriesInternational Pitching Session in 2016. This year, GZDOC received a total of 216 entries from 24 countries/regions, among which 25 were selected as the finalists and were presented to 50 Decision Makers from home and abroad during the festival. The finalists cover a wide range of topics, including food, art &  history, sport and social issues.

 

Below are the lists of winners:



TOP 1 (Best Pitch)

拳后妈妈

Mom of the Ring

Duration: 90 min

Director: Wu Yue

Producer: Vincent Du

 

TOP 2

花滑少女

Life on Edge

 

Duration: 90 min

Director: Dan Zhou

Producer: Du Qingchun

  

TOP 3

蝴蝶宝贝

Butterfly Children

 

Duration: 110 min

Director: Li Xiaofeng, Jia Kai

Producer: Li Xiaofeng, Jia Kai

 

TOP 4

乱弹

Let's Go Outing

 

Duration: 90 min

Director: Jin Xingzheng

Producer: Lu Shidong

 

TOP 5

玲珑

China Doll

Duration: 90 min

Director: Zhu Jie, Zhang Chi

Producer: Zheng Quan

 

TOP 6

开个演唱会好吗

Road of No Return

 

Duration: 80 min

Director: Qu Jiangtao

Producer: Qu Jiangtao

 

TOP 7

反光镜

Reflector

 

Duration: 90 min

Director: Patrick Carr

Producer: Li Wei

 

TOP 8

现代宠物

Modern Pets

 

Duration: 90 min & 52 min

Director: Madeleine Dallmeyer

Producer: Alex Tondowski

 

TOP 9

一直看着你来的路口

Eternal Gaze

 

Duration: 25min*6 episodes

Director: Liu Xiangchen

Producer: Xu Qiuli

 

TOP 10 (tied)

72家租客

72 Tenants

 

Duration: 30min*8 episodes

Director: Andie Wu

Producer: Wang Xun

 

TOP 10 (tied)

最后的船人

The Last Boatmen

 

Duration: 70min

Director: Hogan Ocean

Producer: Hogan Ocean

 

Special Pitch Award by CNEX/CCDF

Eternal Gaze 一直看着你来的路口


What is the story about?

Once he had stationed at Pamirs for two decades, the famous visual anthropologist Xiangchen Liu has been trying to tell the legend of Pamirs ‘ eastern edge and Tajiks humanistic conception of worship of the sun to the world. His fellow geologist, archaeologists, and he trudged together through kinds of splendid landforms, like GaiJiaKe Daban, Zarepuian Valley, Yarkant RIver, YinSuGaiTi Glacier and so on. They had ever stopped at ancient posthouse on the Silk Road, seeing the ancient rock paintings; They had ever gone to Tajiks’ houses, overlooking k2. These experiences were turned to precious fragments which are beyond time and space.

During the whole process of passing through the magnificent Pamirs,Xijiang, director Xiangchen Liu met Tajik friends again after being apart so many years.  

 

Wanda Elite+ Project Award

Mom of the Ring (拳后妈妈)

What is the story about?

Thirty-year-old Sisi is a WBC Asia Title champion and the mother of a two-and-a-half-year-old boy. This year, 2019, will be her most challenging yet. Not only does she have the opportunity to fight in a potentially career-changing International Boxing Federation match, she is also resuming full-time care of her son, who has been living with his grandparents.

Sisi was born and raised in a conservative family who believe––as many do in China––that motherhood is a womans most important job. After her son was born, Sisi suffered severe postnatal depression. Boxing became her way out, a way to show the world she existed.

Sisi worked hard to get where she is. But how will she face these new challenges? How to maintain a gruelling training schedule and raise a young son? And what about having a second child?

Can Sisi win inside and outside of the ring?

 

Other shortlisted projects are:

1

“苏禄与中国”系列

SULU AND CHINA Series

 

Duration: 100 min & 15 min*6 episodes

Director: Qin Leiyu

Producer: Lu Jialin

 

2

无非人间

The Fresco Catcher in Pingyao

 

Duration: 90 min

Director: Li Zhe, Monica Zhu

Producer: Clarissa Zhang


3

无象之象

Of Color and Ink

 

Duration: 90 min

Director: Weimin Zhang

Producer: Xiao Yao


4

翁丁

The Last Tribe In China

 

Duration: 120 min

Director: Chunyu LIU

Producer: Tao Gu


5

论为学

Learn to Unlearn

 

Duration: 70 min

Director: Wong Yik-Fung, Mark Li

Producer: Wong Suet Lee Anna


6

从军记

Joining the Army

 

Duration: 110 min

Director: Chen Luozhong

Producer: Guo Xiaoming


7

筑梦太行山

Dream Building of Taihang Mountains

 

Duration: 95 min

Director: Yang Qihua

Producer: Zhou Wenliang


8

《中国民居》第一季

Homeland of China Season 1

 

Duration: 30 min*6 episodes

Director: Marco Mo, Jonas Yan, Johnson Lau

Producer: Marco Mo


9

高原上的棒球场

The Plateau Stones

 

Duration: 89 min

Director: Wang Lu

Producer: Ma Kewei


10

霹雳浪子

The Lone Ranger

 

Duration: 50 min

Director: Chenghao Wen, Ziyi Gao

Producer: Yuming Qin


11

人生如戏

Drama Life


Duration: 45 min * 6 episodes

Director: Yao Liang

Producer: Zhang Li


12

一家之主

Needle and Thread

 

Duration: 70 min

Director: Jia Su

Producer: Chu Yupu


13

傲椒的湘菜

The Pride Of Hunan Cuisine

 

Duration: 25 min * 12 episodes

Director: Chen Shuo 、Zhao Keda

Producer: Xue Yunong


14

对望

The dimension of civilization

 

Duration: 60 min * 6 episodes

Director: : Liu NingNing

Producer: Zhang Ran, LiuGang



Congratulations to all the projects!