“Golden Rooster” Chinese Film Awards Launched in Xiamen

Launched in 1981, the Golden Rooster Awards are a national event sponsored by the China Federation of Literary and Artistic Circles and the China Film Association.[Photo/Xinhua]

The 2022 China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival, with the 35th China Golden Rooster Awards, kicked off in Xiamen city, east China’s Fujian Province on Thursday. ).

The event, which runs until November 12, will see nominees compete for Golden Roosters in 20 award categories.

According to the China Film Association, films eligible for this year’s Golden Roosters are those that obtained screening permits in China from July 1, 2021 to July 15, 2022.

During the process, the organizers received submissions of 168 films of various genres in various categories, including 51 feature films, 50 low and mid-budget feature films, 13 children’s films, 15 animated feature films, 17 documentary films or popular science, 11 opera films and 11 foreign films.

The war epic “The Battle of Changjin Lake” received the most nominations, with a total of eight, including best feature film and best director. This year’s heartbreaking family drama “Lighting Up the Stars” and last year’s phenomenal romance film “B for Busy” each received seven nominations.

Around 20 domestic productions will be screened during the show, while arrangements have also been made to screen international films, as well as those produced by Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in China. In addition to the China Golden Rooster Awards ceremony, the festival includes various forums, exhibitions and other industry-related events.

Launched in 1981, the Golden Rooster Awards are a national event sponsored by the China Federation of Literary and Artistic Circles and the China Film Association.