Highlight of GZDOC 2018

The Golden Kapok Award Competition

4542 film entries were submitted to the GZDOC 2018 Golden Kapok Award Competition. Among the submissions were 2073 domestic documentarie and 2469 foreign productions.

Festival Participants

8 delegations including Asian Content Business Summit (ACBS), Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), Australian Delegation, British Delegation, French Delegation, Italian Delegation, Korean Delegation, and Polish Delegation participated in the GZDOC screenings and market events. Over 20 professionals from BBC and National Geographic Channel were invited to the festival as special guests. New media companies such as Bilibili.com, Baidu Haokan Video and Tencent Video joined partnership with GZDOC this year by setting up exhibition booths at the Guangzhou Library. During the festival, overall 4057 participants were registered; among them were 168 international guests. 564 domestic organizations and 124 international institutions attended GZDOC, leading 862-million-CNY-worth intended investments on documentary market.


Over 70 forums and conferences were successfully held during the festival. Among the events, the ACBS Conference, the Global Factual Content Summit, and the International Co-Production Forum received highest attendance as well as positive comments.

‘China Story’ International Pitching Session

212 project-entries from 20 countries and regions were submitted to GZDOC 2018. The three-part ‘China Story’ International Pitching Sessions drew attention to social and current affairs; with support from China Media Group’s Documentary Channel (CCTV-9), the festival aims at aiming at promoting China stories to the global audiences.

Golden Kapok Special: One Night in Guangzhou

The GZDOC 2018 Golden Kapok Screening was run during 8th December to 16th December at several official venues, including CGV cinema at K11, UA cinema, Shuter Life Café, Documentary Center at the Guangzhou Library, etc. With 100 screening schedules, 60 films were presented to the local audiences; 24 Q&A events were successfully held and filmmakers were invited to share their experience with the audiences.