Original title: The 8th Golden Cotton Tree Film Festival closes and the box office hits a new high
On the evening of the 16th, the 8th Golden Cotton Film Festival officially closed in Guangzhou Paragon Cinema (igc store). More than 200 guests, audiences, professionals in the documentary industry, film festival staff and volunteers attended the grand event, and the 9-day 8th Golden Cotton Film Festival came to a successful conclusion.
That night, the closing film “Thailand Cave Rescue” was co-directed by Oscar-winning directors Jin Guowei and Elizabeth Chai Vasarelli, produced by National Geographic Channel, and was shortlisted for the 2022 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. This year’s Golden Cotton Film Festival received an enthusiastic response. The film “Silence of the Tides” sold out all three giant-screen cinemas, making it hard for fans to get a single ticket. Films such as “Thailand Cave Rescue” and “Jin Min: The Dream Machine” were also in short supply and were added one after another. According to the Organizing Committee, under the premise of strictly abiding by the 75% attendance rate for epidemic prevention and control, this year’s Golden Cotton Film Festival has a total of 42 performances, with a full performance rate of 47%. Compared with the previous session, the number of participants increased by 30%. %, the repurchase rate increased by 25%, and the box office more than doubled, reaching a new high. A total of nearly 30 films will be screened this time, and eight screening units – “Watching”, “Seeing”, “Looking Up”, “Collection of Light”, “Understanding China”, “IMAX Vision”, “Premiering in Guangzhou” and “Overnight Marathon” have their own characteristics. long. At the same time as the theater screenings, a large number of art and cultural spaces have been opened, and nearly 20 public welfare and public exhibitions have been shown, and many excellent documentaries have been screened for free.
This year’s Golden Cotton Film Festival also invited well-known documentarians such as Zhou Hao, Zhang Yang, Xu Bei, He Shan, Fan Shiguang and Chen Danyan to hold 21 post-screening exchanges. (Reporter Huang An)