The 2nd China Science and Fiction Film Week (Exhibition) was held in Shangqiu city, Henan province from December 12 to 16, 2019.
The 2nd China Science and Fiction Film Week (Exhibition) is held in Shangqiu city, Henan province from December 12 to 16, 2019.
The event was co-sponsored by the China Film Producers’ Association, the Henan Association for Science and Technology (HAST), the Henan Administration of Film, the Henan Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and the People’s Government of Shangqiu City.
Among attendees of the opening ceremony were Jiang Ling, head of the Publicity Department of Henan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, Fang Weiping, vice president of HAST, Wang Zhanying, secretary of the Shangqiu City Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), and Zhang Jianhui, mayor of Shangqiu city.
Science and fiction film makers, famous science fiction writers, as well as experts and scholars of science, media and education from across China participated in the event.
The event aimed to build a platform for exchanges and cooperation on the development of science and fiction films, showcase the progress that had been made in science and fiction films and animations since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, and exhibit the latest achievements in China’s scientific and technological innovation and culture industry. The event was also expected to further promote the integration of film and technology, and boost the science and fiction film and animation industry.
During the five-day event, a total of 80 renowned Chinese science and fiction films and animations were screened for over 400 times at 5 local cinemas, 10 universities, secondary and primary schools, and 10 residential communities in Shangqiu.
The producing teams were also invited to communicate with the audiences before or after the screenings.
The event also highlighted six forums where experts and scholars studied successful cases of China’s science and fiction films and predicted the future of the sector.
There was also a carnival where the general public could experience the charm of technology and science fiction through drone performance, AR and VR.
Many works were awarded after experts’ reviews. Five works, including the science documentary Fly to the Mars, won gold awards. Another ten works, including the science animation Hundred Thousand Whys, received silver awards. 25 works, including the educational film Good Things about Remodeling A Pit Latrine, won bronze awards.
In addition, the Grand Jury Prize went to science fiction film the Wandering Earth, and the Best Art Innovation Award went to educational film Herons. Ten institutions, including CCTV 10, won Outstanding Works Organization Award, and another four organizations, including the Henan Film and Television Group, received the Organizing Committee’s Excellent Organization Award. And the Special Contribution Award went to Beijing Dongfangyi Tuozhan Cultural Group.