Int'l comic festival to kick off in south China

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-28 20:51:23|Editor: Wu Qin
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GUANGZHOU, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- The China International Comic Festival will be held from Sept. 6 to Oct. 6 in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, according to the organizer.

The festival is expected to hold nearly 100 events including the 12th China Animation & Comic Competition Golden Dragon Awards, promotion activities of China's original animation publishing support program, special activities to pay tribute to the 70-year development of China's animation and exhibitions of animated games.

Chinese animated film "Ne Zha," which topped around 4.5 billion yuan (about 628 million U.S. dollars) at the Chinese mainland box office, will compete for the award's best animated feature film, while international award winners "One Small Step" and "Spirits of the Drowning Girls" will vie for the best short film.

The winners of the Golden Dragon Awards will be announced on the evening of Sept. 6, according to the organizer.

The Golden Dragon Awards are an official competition of the China International Comic Festival, aiming to display the achievements of China's original works, discovering new talents, rewarding innovations and developing the comic industry.