China’s first International New Media Film Festival debuts in Beijing


BEIJING, China – The China Internet Information Centre and the Southern Media Corporation jointly announced the 1st Golden Bauhinia International New Media Film Festival (GBINMFF) at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing. GBINMFF is the first of its kind, initiated in China and supported by many countries internationally to promote innovation in content production, discovery, and distribution, from “All Ages, All Cultures & All Media” under the global evolution of the Internet era. The objective of GBINMFF is to create a healthy eco-system for the new media industry to develop unique talents and for high-quality productions to flourish.

During the launching ceremony, Editor-in-Chief of China Internet Information Centre, Wang Xiaohui; Board Member & General Manager of Guangdong South New Media Inc., Lin Rui Jun; Screenwriter Director & Film Producer of CCTV Production Centre of China Central Newsreel & Documentary Film Studio Group, Zheng Zi; Member of the Provisional Legislative Council and Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Ma Fung Kwok; Executive Vice President of China Society of Broadcasting and Television, and Ex-Director of China National Radio, Yang Bo; Ex-Vice Chairman of China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, and China Grade-A Film Director, Ding Yin Nan; Deputy Secretary of Party Committee of China Film Association, and judges of 29th & 30th China Golden Rooster Award, Xu Bolin; all shared their vision and ideas for future growth opportunities of new media films.

“Internet injects new momentum and brings new opportunities to traditional film industry through new business models and technologies such as cloud-funding, big-data, online ticketing, and VR/AR technologies,” said Samson Lee, CEO of STM Digital Holdings Group, the co-organizer for GBINMFF for the international market sector. “Golden Bauhinia International New Media Film Festival consolidates vast resources and creates much synergy among diverse areas including talents, capital, production, distribution, IP management and product licensing.”