@movie fans, what is the big news in Chinese film industry recently? The Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival would be the answer.
In the evening of Sept. 16, the award ceremony of the 31st Chinese Golden Rooster Film Awards and the closing ceremony of the 26th Chinese Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival were held in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. Fan Bingbing was awarded Best Actress, Deng Chao was awarded Best Actor and Feng Xiaogang got Best Director the second time. Many famous director and actors gathered and 19 awards were announced at the ceremony.
Above all, Foshan has successfully received the flag at the closing ceremony of Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival, which means that Foshan will hold the film festival next September for a second time!
Guo Wenhai, Standing Member of the CPC Foshan Municipal Government and Minister of Foshan Publicity Department waved the flag of Chinese Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival.
20 years ago, the 6th Chinese Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival was held in Foshan in 1997. 20 years later, Foshan will become the first city in China to hold this film festival twice.
What makes Foshan the host of this film festival twice? Know more about this charming city through the following video.
As early as June this year, Foshan held the promotion conference of Gollyood Southern China Film and Television Center project at Shanghai International Film & TV Festival. At the conference, the first batch of 60 Foshan Gollywood shooting spots were released to the world. They can be divided into four characteristic categories, including natural landscape, historical culture, modern metropolis and film and television shooting base. Let’s have a look!
自然景观 Natural Landscape
南国桃园：Nanguo Peach Garden
Nanguo Peach Garden, one of the Foshan Eight New Landscapes, is located in Songgang, Shishan Town, Nanhai District, which is known as the village of peach blossom. The scenic spot consists of tens of pools, reservoirs and hills like Pingding Mountain and Jianfeng Ridge with an altitude of around 100 meters. In March every year, when the peach blossom season is coming, Nanguo Peach Garden is decorated with beautiful spring scenery, attracting lots of tourists.
顺峰山公园：Shunfeng Mountain Park
As one of the Ten New Landscapes in Shunde, Shunfeng Mountain Park is built on “two mountains and two lakes” (Taiping Mountain, Shenbu Mountain, Guipan Lake and Qingyun Lake), which fully combines local cultural history and Lingnan folk customs. With historical sites like ancient towers and temples and classical garden-styled architecture, it forms a landscape pattern of “green mountain, clear water, one temple, two lakes and two towers”.
历史人文 Historical Culture
The Ancestral Temple used to be a petition location for flood in Foshan in the Northern Song Dynasty. After over 1,000 years, it eventually becomes the pearl of ancient architecture cluster in Foshan, an ancient city with long history. The Ancestral Temple is called “the Palace of Eastern Folk Art” with traditional Chinese architecture style and Lingnan features. It includes ancient architectural complex, Confucian Temple, Wong Fei-hung Memorial Hall, Ip Man Hall, etc. Every year, many folk activities such as Spring Festival Blessing and Sanyuesan Festival will be held here.
南风古灶：Nanfeng Ancient Kiln
Nanfeng Ancient Kiln is located in Shiwan, a famous capital of ceramic. It is a national AAAA scenic spot built on key culture relic protection sites such as Nanfeng Kiln, Gao Kiln, Gao Temple and Lin’s Hall. Built in the Ming Dynasty, Nanfeng Ancient Kiln has a history of nearly 500 years and is the oldest and most traditional firewood-burning dragon kiln in the world that is still in use. The scenic spot combines traditional crafts like miniature sculptures and straw sandals making, and folk arts like lion dance, martial art, Cantonese opera and paper cutting.
现代都市 Modern Metropolis
佛山市创意产业园：Foshan Creative Industrial Park
Foshan Creative Industrial Park is a market subject supported by government, fully invested and operated by private enterprises. Covering an area of over 13 hectares and containing more than 1,000 companies and 25,000 people, it has become a famous creative industrial park nationwide and the biggest gathering place of Foshan micro, small and medium sized enterprises and e-commerce companies. There are creative offices, education and training sites and facilities, experiential shopping street and a number of restaurants and recreational sites.
亚艺公园：Asian Art Park
Asian Art Park covers 40 hectares while water area takes up 26.6 hectares. The design emphasizes “cultural pulse” of Lingnan waterside village, “green pulse” of forest above water, and “water pulse” of dragon boat racing, showing the features of Lingnan culture. Meanwhile, it forms an art field with Asian artistic style through architecture, sculpture, plant and bridge elements.
影视基地 Film and TV Shooting Base
西樵山国艺影视城：National Arts Studios
Located at the foot of Xiqiao Mountain, National Arts Studios is a complex integrating film and television, tourism, leisure and religion. It includes multiple projects: Wong Tai Sin Temple and ksitigarbha Hall, Film and TV shooting base (palace, Hong Kong Street, Shanghai Street, etc.), starred hotel cluster, multi-functional studio, wedding photo studio, film and television training school. Many famous works were shot here, such as Ip Man: The Final Fight and TVB TV series Always And Ever, No Reserve, etc.
In order to better embrace this important film festival, Foshan is now planning to hold “2017 Gollywood Foshan International Kung-fu Film Week” in November this year. Next September, the 27th Chinese Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival, see you in Foshan!