Headlines from China: Chinese Films and Filmmakers Banned from Participating in Golden Horse Awards

Chinese Films and Filmmakers Banned from Participating in Golden Horse Awards

Early this morning (Beijing Time), China Film News Reported that China’s Film Bureau has banned Chinese filmmakers and films from participating in this year’s Taipei Golden Horse Awards. As of July 31, 685 films, including 148 narrative features, have been submitted to the Awards, a significant decrease compared with last year’s submissions. Several mainland Chinese films are reportedly submitted, although such claims have been denied by representatives from these films. The award ceremony of this year’s Golden Horse will take place in Taipei on November 23.  Hong Kong filmmaker Johnnie To is charing this year’s jury. Read more on Ent Group 

Belgian Animated Film ‘The Queen’s Corgi’ Set for August 30 China Release

Today, a set of Chinese posters for animated film The Queen’s Corgi were released with the announcement that the film has been scheduled to released in Chinese theaters on August 30. The Queen’s Corgi is an English-language Belgian animated feature film produced by vWave Pictures and directed by Ben Stassen and Vincent Kesteloot. Based on Queen Elizabeth II and her corgi’s friendship, the film follows a corgi named Rex, who gets lost and tries to find his way back. Read more on Mtime 

Chinese Film ‘So Long My Son’ Invited for a Special Screening at The Golden Globes 

This year, Golden Globes organizer Hollywood Foreign Press Association is partnering with American Film Archives to showcase a series of foreign language films that won awards at major international film festivals over the past year. After a round of selection, HFPA narrowed down to a list of four films, including Chinese filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai’s Song Long My Son. Read more on Mtime