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The 2019 GuangzhouInternational Documentary Film Festival successfully closed on the 12th December. Over four days, the festival brought together thousands of participants from home and abroad and held hundreds of industrial forums and screenings.


Below is the list of winners and nominees of GZDOC 2019 Golden Kapok Award Competition.


 Best Feature Documentary Award 

 Best Feature Documentary Award Winner



Confucian Dream

Director: Li Mijie

Country / Region: China

Length: 82 min

Production Company: Soul Wish Films/ Fish+Bear Pictures / Beijing Runzhi film co. LTD


Best Documentary Feature Nominees


Kabul, City in the Wind

Director(s): Aboozar Amini

Country / Region:  Netherlands

Length: 88min

Production Company: Silk Road Film Salon


Of Animals and Men

Director(s):  Łukasz Czajka

Country / Region: Poland

Length: 70min

Production Company:  Autograf Karol Wozbinski /Telewizja Polska (TVP) / Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury



 Best Documentary Director Award 

Best Documentary Director Award Winner



Dynasties

Executive Producer: Michael Gunton

Country / Region: UK

Length: 50min*5sets

Production Company: BBC Studios Natural History Unit / BBCAmerica / Tencent Penguin Pictures / France Télévisions / CCTV-9, China Media Group



Best Documentary Director Nominees



Of Animals and Men

Director(s):  Łukasz Czajka

Country / Region: Poland

Length: 70min

Production Company:  Autograf Karol Wozbinski / Telewizja Polska (TVP) / Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury



Confucian Dream

Director: Li Mijie

Production Country: China

Length: 82 min

Production Company: Soul Wish Films / Fish+Bear Pictures / Beijing Runzhi film co. LTD



 Best Short Documentary Award 

Best Short Documentary Award Winner



Reflecting Ice

Director(s): Nina Forsman

Country / Region: Finland 

Length:28min

Production Company: Niina Virtanen / Pasi Hakkio



 Best ShortDocumentaryNominees


Still Flying...

Director(s):  Miroslaw Dembinski

Country / Region:  Poland

Length: 33min

Production Company:  Film Studio Everest / PolishTelevision



 ThePromise

Director(s): Danel Aser

Country / Region: Spain

Length: 18min

Production Company:  El plató de Cinema



  Best Documentary Series Award 

Best Documentary Series Award Winner



200 Years of Surgery

Director(s): Chen Zijun / Ke Min / Shi Lan / Shen Hua /Chen Dong / Liu Wen/ Chu Jinping

Country / Region: China

Length: 50min*8sets

Production Company: CCTV-9, China Media Group




Best Documentary Series Nominees


Dynasties

Executive Producer: Michael Gunton

Country / Region: UK

Length: 50min*5sets

Production Company: BBC Studios Natural History Unit / BBC America / Tencent Penguin Pictures / France Télévisions / CCTV-9, China Media Group



Savage Kingdom

Director(s): Brad Bestelink

Country / Region: America 

Length: 60min*6sets

Production Company: National Geographic


Best First Feature Documentary Award

Best First Feature Documentary Award Winner


Talking About Trees

Director(s): Suhaib Gasmelbari

Country / Region:  France 

Length: 93min

Production Company: Vidéo-de-Poche


Best First Feature Documentary Award Nominees


Hope Frozen

Director(s): Pailin Wedel

Country / Region:  Thailand / China

Length: 76min

Production Company: 2050 Production Co., Ltd / Bili Bili



Kabul, City in the Wind

Director(s): Aboozar Amini

Country / Region:  Netherlands

Length: 88min

Production Company: Silk Road Film Salon



  Best International Production Documentary Award 

Best International Production Documentary Award Winner



The Remnants

Director(s): Paolo Barberi / Riccardo Russo

Country / Region:  ITA / CHE 

Length: 72min

Production Company:  Nacne Sas / Fiumi Film / AmkaFilm




Best International Production Documentary Award Nominees


Kabul, City in the Wind

Director(s): Aboozar Amini

Country / Region:  Netherlands

Length: 88min

Production Company: Silk Road Film Salon


Serengeti

Executive Producer: John Downer

Country / Region: UK

Length: 50min*6sets

Production Company: XIX Entertainment / JohnDowner Productions / BBC



Best Art Doc Award

Best Art Doc Award Winner



Of Animals and Men

Director(s):  Łukasz Czajka

Country / Region: Poland

Length: 70min

Production Company:  Autograf Karol Wozbinski / Telewizja Polska (TVP) / Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury



Best Art Doc Award Nominees



Our Time Machine

Director(s): Yang Sun / S.Leo Chiang

Country / Region: China

Length: 81 min

Production Company: Shanghai Flying House Media Co.,Ltd.



Salt for Life

Director(s): Zhang Xiaoying

Country / Region: China

Length: 50min*6sets

Production Company: CCTV-9, China Media Group



Special Jury Prize

Special Jury Prize Winner



Kabul, City in the Wind

Director(s): Aboozar Amini

Country / Region:  Netherlands

Length: 88min

Production Company: Silk Road Film Salon



Special Jury Prize Nominees



Roll Red Roll

Director(s):  Nancy Schwartzman

Country / Region:  America

Length: 81min

Production Company: Sunset Park Pictures / Brass Mill Media




Of Animals and Men

Director(s):  Łukasz Czajka

Country / Region: Poland

Length: 70min

Production Company:  Autograf Karol Wozbinski / Telewizja Polska (TVP) / Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury



China Story: Best Feature Documentary Award

China Story: Best Feature Documentary Award Winner


The Third Coal Mine

Director(s): Guo Dongsheng

Country / Region: China

Length: 90 min

Production Company: CCTV-9, China Media Group



China Story: Best Feature Documentary AwardNominees


New China in Color

Director(s): Xie Shenzhao

Country / Region: China

Length: 50 min

Production Company: SMG Documentary Center (DocuChina)


Daughter of Shanghai

Director(s): Michelle Chen Miao / Hilla Medalia

Country / Region: China / Israel

Length: 90 min

Production Company: SHANGHAI SMG Pictures Co., Ltd. /SHANGHAI SEEDLING FILM INC.



China Story: Best Short Documentary Award

China Story: Best Short Documentary Award Winner


Farewell Day

Director(s):Wu Haiying

Country / Region: China

Production Company:  Yunji Media Co.,Ltd. / Tencent / bilibili



China Story: Best Short Documentary Award Nominees


Little Engineer Wan – Glittering Like Gold

Director(s): Ma Zhidan

Country / Region:  China

Production Company:  Ma Zhidan Studio, GRT



The Guardians

Director(s): Chen Yi

Country / Region: China

Production Company: Foresight Productions



China Story: Best Documentary Series Award

China Story: Best Documentary Series Award Winner


From Chung Kuo to China

Director(s): Zhu Yun

Country / Region: China

Length: 48min*5sets

Production Company: Beijing SDT Media Co.,Ltd



China Story: Best Documentary Series Award Nominees


The First Day

Director(s): Fan Zhiyuan

Country / Region: China

Length: 50min*5sets

Production Company: CCTV 9, China Media Group / CCTVDocumentary International Media Co., Ltd/Nanjing Broadcasting System


Salt for Life

Director(s): Zhang Xiaoying

Country / Region: China

Length: 50min*6sets

Production Company: CCTV-9, China Media Group



Best New Media Documentary Award

Best New Media Documentary Award Winner


The Eve of Tomorrow

Director(s): Andrey Zhu / Joshua Veselka

Country / Region: China / UK

Length: 55min*4sets

Production Company: Tencent News / Grain Media



Best NewMedia Documentary Award Nominees


Childhood Elsewhere

Director(s): Zhou Yijun

Country / Region: China

Length: 50min*6sets

Production Company: Youku Information Technology (Beijing)Co., Ltd. / askY studio



Legend of Fruit

Director(s): Su Lei

Country / Region: China

Length: 30min*8sets

Production Company: YUNJI MEDIA (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. /TENCENT / DISCOVERY NETWORKS AISA-PACIFIC



 Best Sino-Foreign Coproduction Documentary Award

 Best Sino-Foreign Coproduction Documentary Award Winner



Hope Frozen

Director(s): Pailin Wedel

Country / Region:  Thailand / China

Length: 76min

Production Company: 2050 Production Co., Ltd / Bili Bili



Best Sino-ForeignCoproduction Documentary Award Nominees




Dynasties

Executive Producer: Michael Gunton

Country / Region: UK

Length: 50min*5sets

Production Company: BBC Studios Natural History Unit / BBC America / Tencent Penguin Pictures / France Télévisions / CCTV-9, China Media Group



Daughter of Shanghai

Director(s): Michelle Chen Miao / Hilla Medalia

Country / Region: China / Israel

Length: 90 min

Production Company: SHANGHAI SMG Pictures Co., Ltd. / SHANGHAI SEEDLING FILM INC.



Best Global Impact China Documentary

Best Global ImpactChina Documentary Winner



Confucian Dream

Director: Li Mijie

Production Country: China

Length: 82 min

Production Company: Soul Wish Films / Fish+Bear Pictures / Beijing Runzhi film co. LTD


Best Global ImpactChina Documentary Nominees



Our Time Machine

Director(s): Yang Sun / S.Leo Chiang

Country / Region: China

Length: 81 min

Production Company: Shanghai Flying House Media Co., Ltd.




Daughter of Shanghai

Director(s): Michelle Chen Miao / Hilla Medalia

Country / Region: China / Israel

Length: 90 min

Production Company: SHANGHAI SMG Pictures Co., Ltd. / SHANGHAI SEEDLING FILM INC.



Organizing Committee Special Award


Historic Journey

Director(s): Yan Dong / Wang Milin / Xu Jie

Country / Region: China

Production Company: CPC Central PublicityDepartment / CPC Central Party History & Literature Research Institute / NationalDevelopment & ReformCommission, PRC / National Radio And Television Administration,PRC /China Media Group / Political Work Department, PRC Central MilitaryCommission


Changing China: Life is Marvelous

Because of You

Director(s): Cheng Gong / Zhang Hui / Xu Zheng / WangXiaofeng

Country / Region: China

Production Company: Shenzhen Media Group / ChinaIntercontinental Communication Center / Foshan Culture Development InvestmentManage-Ment Co.,Ltd. / Shenzhen Top Vision Film Co.,Ltd. / China InternationalTelevision Corporation / China Radio, Film & Television Programs ExchangingCenter / China Film South Cinema Circuit Co.,Ltd. / Shenzhen Cftide FilmCo.,Ltd. / Shenzhen Film Studio Co., Ltd / Shenzhen Media Film &TelevisionCo., Ltd / Meialinks Capital / Xi'an Cloud Vision Television Culture Media Co.,Ltd



Our Boy

Director(s): Shen Shu

Country / Region: China

Production Company: CCTV 9, China Media Group /Heilongjiang Broadcasting Station



The Untold Story of 221

Director(s): David Lee

Country / Region: China

Production Company: Shanghai TV Station / QinghaiBroadcast and Television Bureau



The Huaihai Campaign

Director(s): Dai Bo / Zhang Hao / Du Jun

Country / Region: China

Production Company: Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation



Qi Jiguang

Director(s): Wang Xin / Mao Libo

Country / Region: China

Production Company: Zhejiang Radio & TelevisionGroup / Zhejiang Satellite TV