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I. About Next Wave Awards International Student Documentary Competition
Started from 2003, Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival（GZDOC） aims at building a professional platform to facilitate exchanges between China and the global documentary industries, to connect domestic and international producers, distributors, broadcasters and to promote Chinese documentaries. GZDOC is the only state-level documentary film festival,with a longest history in China. It is the biggest documentary film festival inAsia. It’s also a market place with financing and trading functions.
Supported by GZDOC， Next Wave Awards is the top-level student documentary competition in China. It was established in 2014 and has been held for seven consecutive times. There are hundreds of colleges and universities at home and abroad participating in this competition every year.
Next Wave Awards is committed to educating and finding newtalents for documentary industry. By offering Competition, Campus ScreeningTour, Masterclass, Training Camp, Academic Forum and University Media Association，Next Wave Awards not only brings industrial insights to the students, but alsoallows them to learn deeply about production, marketing, distribution, andpost-production. Passion, curiosity, determination, and perseverance, are thespirits that Next Wave Awards sheds spotlights on.