Home > About GZDOC > News

GZDOC 2018 Golden Kapok Award Competition Winners Announced

Release Time:2019-01-03



The 2018 Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival successfully closed on the 13th December. Over four days, the festival brought together thousands of participants from home and abroad and held hundreds of industrial forums and screenings. For the 2018 Golden Kapok Award Competition, 13 winners stood out from 4542 submissions.

 

Below is the list of winners and nominees of GZDOC 2018 Golden Kapok Award Competition.


 Best Documentary Feature 

 Best Documentary Feature Winner

Beyond the Mountains

Director: Jiao Bo

Production Country: China

Production Company: Jiaobo Guangying(Beijing) Media Co., Ltd


Best Documentary Feature Nominees

Minding the Gap

Director: Bing Liu

Production Country: USA

Production Company: KARTEMQUIN FILMS

 

Over The Limit

Director: Marta Prus

Production Countries: Poland | Germany | Finland

Production Companies: Telemark | Ventana Film | Marianna Films | Chimney Poland



 Best Documentary Short 

Best Documentary Short Winner

Dark Waves

Director: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis

Production Countries: Belgium | France | Switzerland

Production Company: Le Fresnoy

 

Best Documentary Short Nominees

Awakening Lion

Director: Guo An

Production Country: China

Production Companies: Guangzhou Song and Dance Theater 

Dragon Vast Media Co., Ltd.

 

Lonesome Willcox

Directors: Ryan Maxey | Zack Wright

Production Country: USA

Independent production



 Best Documentary Director 

Best Documentary Director Winner

Journey on Foot – Homeward

Director: Han-Seok KIM

Production Country: Korea

Production Company: KBS


Best Documentary Director Nominees

The Kingdom - How Fungi Made the World

Director: Talas Annamaria

Production Countries: Australia | Canada

Production Companies: Smith & Nasht Pty Ltd | Real to Reel Productions Inc.

 

Extreme Road

Director: Cheng Gong

Production Country: China

Production Companies: Beijing Five-Star Legend Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Beijing Tiancheng Jiahua Culture Media Co., Ltd.

Guiyang Tian Cai Minzu Culture Development Co., Ltd.

Horgos Zhongheqiancheng Film Media Co., Ltd.

Bilibili Pictures



 Best Documentary Series 

Best Documentary Series Winner

Blue Planet II

Director: James Honeyborne

Production Country: UK

Production Companies: BBC Studios Natural History Unit


Best Documentary Series Nominees

Big Pacific

Director: Sue Houghton

Production Countries: China | New Zealand | USA | Germany | France | Japan

Production Companies: CCTV DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL | PBS | ARTEm | Discovery | ZDF | NHK

 

Sky River of the Himalayas

Directors: Klaus Feichtenberger

Production Countries: China | Austria

Production Companies: China Media Group’s Science and Education Channel (CCTV-10)

China International Television Corporation

Pre TV



 Best New Media Documentary 

Best New Media Documentary Winner

Every Treasure Tells a Story

Directors: Xu Huan | Zhang Yuejia | Feng Lei | Wang Zhe | Pan Yi | Zhu Jie | Cui Yu |

 Kou Huiwen

Production Country: China

Production Company: China Media Group’s Documentary Channel (CCTV-9)


Best New Media Documentary Nominees

China to Siberia: Crossing the Lonelist Lake

Directors: Ivan Xu | Guo Rongfei

Production Country: China

Production Company: Jiemian·Arrowfactory

 

Ten Years: Forget Me Not

Director: Fan Jian / Yu Runze

Production Country: China

Production Company: Tencent News



 Best International Co-production Documentary With China 

Best International Co-production Documentary With China Winner


Sky River of the Himalayas

Directors: Klaus Feichtenberger

Production Countries: China | Austria

Production Companies: China Media Group’s Science and Education Channel (CCTV-10)

China International Television Corporation

Pre TV


Best International Co-production Documentary With China Nominees

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Director: Yan Dong

Production Countries: China | USA | Singapore

Production Companies: China Media Group’s Science and Education Channel (CCTV-10)

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific

Guangdong Radio and Television station

Zhuhai Broadcast Television Station

 

Big Pacific

Director: Sue Houghton

Production Countries: China | New Zealand | USA | Germany | France | Japan

Production Companies: China Media Group’s Documentary Channel (CCTV-9)

PBS/ ARTEm/ Discovery/ ZDF/ NHK



 Best Debut Documentary 

Best Debut Documentary Winner


Minding the Gap

Director: Bing Liu

Production Country: USA

Production Company: KARTEMQUIN FILMS


Best Debut Documentary Nominees

Stammering Balled

Director: Zhang Nan

Production Country: China

Production Company: CNEX Foundation Beijing Office

 

Four Springs

Director: Lu Qingyi

Production Country: China

Production Company: Rivers Pictures Co.,Ltd.



 Special Jury Award 


Loving Cantonese Opera

Director: Lu Chuan

Production Country: China

Production Companies: Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture Press and Publication

Beijing Bojing Culture & Media Co., Ltd.



 Best Chinese Documentary For International Communication 

Best Chinese Documentary For International Communication Winner

China Wild

Director: Liu Na

Production Country: China

Production Company: China Intercontinental Communication Center


Best Chinese Documentary For International Communication Nominees

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Director: Yan Dong

Production Countries: China | USA | Singapore

Production Companies: China Media Group’s Science and Education Channel (CCTV-10)

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific

Guangdong Radio and Television station

Zhuhai Broadcast Television Station

 

Loving Cantonese Opera

Director: Lu Chuan

Production Country: China

Production Companies: Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Culture Press and Publication

Beijing Bojing Culture & Media Co., Ltd.



 Documentary to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Reform and Opening-up in China

Documentary to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Reform and Opening-up in China Winner

Innovating China

Director: Shi Yan

Production Country: China

Production Company: China Media Group’s Documentary Channel (CCTV-9)

ShenZhen Media Group

CCTV Documentary International Media CO., Ltd.


Documentary to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Reform and Opening-up in China Nominees

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

Director: Yan Dong

Production Countries: China | USA | Singapore

Production Companies: China Media Group’s Science and Education Channel (CCTV-10)

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Authority

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific

Guangdong Radio and Television station

Zhuhai Broadcast Television Station

 

By the Lalin Riverside

Director: Shen Shu / Dong Changqing / Yan Zhiyong

Production Country: China

Production Companies: Heilongjiang Broadcasting Station

China Media Group’s Documentary Channel (CCTV-9)



 GZDOC 2017 Audience Choice Award 

Aerial China

Director: Cui Yi | Zhang Chao

Production Country: China