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Golden Rooster Awards recognize Taiwan film industry

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Nov 12, 2019


Rene Liu, a famous Taiwan singer and actress [Photo/VCG]

Nominees of the Golden Rooster Awards were announced on Oct 22, a number of which were from Taiwan.

Taiwan actress Rene Liu's Us and Them was nominated for two awards – best directorial debut and best screenplay – while Ching-Song Liao, a Taiwan film editor, was nominated for best film editing.

The Taiwan nominations embody the Chinese mainland's "31 measures", where it encourages co-productions of films and TV series by mainland and Taiwan filmmakers, according to Taiwan's Chinatimes.

The Golden Rooster Awards, launched in 1981, were named the "Expert" awards for Chinese films, and a number of filmmakers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao have been awarded since 2005, according to Ma Xiaoguang, spokesperson for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council.

Ma added that the mainland continues to support cooperation between filmmakers across the Taiwan Straits in an effort to achieve common development of film industries across the Straits and improve the film sectors of the Chinese nation.

Web users spoke highly of the open and inclusive attitude of the Golden Rooster Awards toward Taiwan filmmakers, and they sent their warm welcome to outstanding Taiwan filmmakers.