FIRST in an epidemic: There are a few film noirs that will surprise you on June 1

FIRST in an epidemic: There are a few film noirs that will surprise you on June 1
Affected by the new crown epidemic, many countries around the world have imposed restrictions on large gatherings. The awards ceremonies of major international film festivals have also been affected by the epidemic, and have been announced to be cancelled or conducted in the form of online screenings.The 14th FIRST Youth Film Exhibition, which has attracted much attention, is still being organized in an orderly manner during the epidemic. Among them, the FIRST film market segment and the VC investment section continued to be collected. A total of 673 film projects were received, including81% is a debut film; currently, 36% of the unfinished films are registered in the project, and the industry screening is still accepting applications.Although affected by the epidemic, this year’s festival registration has improved and faced with other uncertainties, but FIRST Film Festival still chooses antiques in Xining on July 21st.Sauna Yee exclusive interview with Ning Wei, director of FIRST film marketing and promotion, they said that FIRST will cancel the invitation of foreign guest judges this year, and the exhibition unit may consider a flexible screening format, but FIRST still has noCancel the show plan.For the 39th Hong Kong Golden Awards, she chose to broadcast the award form online on May 6th. She also thinks that it can only be said that it is a helpless move during a special period, and it does not make much sense. This award form is actually a film festival.A common last resort.[Script evaluation]The number has declined, and the epidemic has deteriorated. There are more than ten sauna night nets: It is less than 100 days from this year’s film exhibition. What is the focus of the work recently?Kick-off: The initial review of the venture capital committee has just ended, and the competition solicitation is terminated until April 30.There are a total of four rounds of evaluation in the venture capital sector. The first three rounds are all different stages of evaluation screening. In this first phase, nearly 100 projects from 673 projects are selected for review, and 30-40 projects are selected for reviewThe preliminary evaluation determines the annual selected movie plan that leads directly to Xining, and makes a public statement for the annual final review, competing for the film market income.The initial review of the first stage of the VC recently has been successfully completed. The solicitation of film industry screenings is still in progress and will end on May 26.This year’s overall business genre script quality is better than in previous years, but the impact of the epidemic has caused a decline. Last year, there were 732 projects, and this year it was 673.The data of the venture capital of the 14th FIRST Youth Film Exhibition in 2020.Sauna Night Net: How have the scripts and videos received this year changed from previous years? Will high-word-of-mouth movies such as “Maze of Hearts”, “August” and “Spring Water Plumbing” once appeared in FIRST will restrict young creators’ thinking?Substitution: At present, the preliminary examination of the competition unit is still in progress.Judging from the quality of the scripts in the venture capital unit, there are still several film noir works this year that are very impressive.I think it is quite normal for young directors ‘debuts to properly copy some excellent master works or to mark the excellent works of previous years, but what we value more is that the authors can have more of their own exploration and independent expression outside of“ imitation ”Is the core.As far as venture capital units are concerned, this year’s chance of “explosion” will be wide.The creative vitality of the young people is very strong. Everyone ‘s starting point is to hope to be better than the previous works, and they will not use the previous works as the ceiling. I think most creators will be like this.2019 FIRST Ventures public presentation site.Sauna Night Net: Everyone generally thinks that the epidemic can give creators a better environment and more time. What is the feedback here?Are there any creations that use the epidemic as rehabilitation?Playing for us: We also expected this from the beginning, and felt that everyone can create with peace of mind during the house and receive more projects, but the actual situation is completely different from what we imagined.During the epidemic, creators who are developing projects originally continued to create according to the progress of the project, but the amount of information exploded every day, and they might even suddenly feel closer to the entire world. These will have a particularly great impact on the creation.There are also some creators who are affected by the epidemic and have more fresh and exciting creative inspiration and desire to express. They abandon the original project and create a new project, but our collection time remains unchanged, and there will be a large number of new projects that cannot be completed.Indirectly also affects the final delivery quantity.In terms of about, about 10-20 based on the epidemic material, most of these scripts are recognized by realism, but unfortunately they are not very mature, basically there is a problem of thin plots and insufficient expression.[Preparation for the film festival]Flexible adjustment of the screening format, the jury announced the jury sauna night net: affected by the epidemic, the current national theater is still not open, many audiences dare not go to the theater, do you think this situation will affect the normal holding of this year’s film exhibition?Substitution: The impact is definitely there, it can only be said that all sections of the organizing committee are prepared according to the normal release time, and at the same time, they will also make preparations for the plan.Part of the work in the film market, the specific implementation method will be more like an exhibition event, and the aggregation density is relatively controllable. It is not necessary to be in a closed venue in the theater, in various anti-epidemic processes such as safe disinfection and temperature measurement, which is relatively better than the theater.Watching heroes are small.As for exhibitions, if the epidemic situation continues at that time, we may flexibly adjust the projection format to ensure the safety of epidemic prevention.Diao Yinan, chairman of the 2019 FIRST Youth Film Exhibition Evaluation Committee.Sauna Night Network: Will the cancellation of the invitation of foreign guest judges be considered in view of the epidemic situation?Substitution: The situation of inviting international guests this year is definitely very difficult.In previous years, FIRST invited international and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan judges to participate in the various activities of the film festival. Normally, invitations have been issued since January and February. Due to the epidemic, almost the world ‘s film industry is basically stagnant. This is the only FIRSTFaced with the situation, the entire international film industry environment has been affected, and the coping strategies of different countries are different.Therefore, it is difficult to invite international guest judges to participate this year.Our selection of judges every year is not simply considering inviting first-line filmmakers, but from the overall jury system to comprehensively consider the diversity of judges’ identities. Every year we also have annual themes, including inviting judges to conduct measurements according to the theme.This year the organizing committee will announce the review committee on June 1st. I believe it will surprise everyone.Sauna Night: If the film festival is postponed at the North Film Festival, you may also choose the time period from July to August. Do you think FIRST Film Festival will compete for media and public resources in July?Ning Wei: I do n’t think so at all. It is precisely because of the impact of the epidemic on the entire film industry, everyone naturally formed a community of destiny. There is a sense of synergy between them. They are all looking for the hope that the film still exists in the stagnation stage.To maintain the connection with the audience in various ways, I hope that the film industry can restart as soon as possible and resume recovery.If the FIRST Film Festival is on schedule, it is hoped that it will be a warm gathering opportunity. At that time, the original inherent identity may have complex meanings. The media is the only media, and as an industry related person, the audience will not have an audience.It is a witness of the entire film ecological change under the epidemic. If everyone comes together because of the restart, that kind of resonance has eliminated the boundaries between different festivals and exhibitions.Cao Baoping, instructor of FIRST Youth Film Exhibition Training Camp.Sauna Nightnet: This year’s film market is relatively weak. Will this put more pressure on young creators?Will the festival provide corresponding assistance measures?Replacement: Many films this year were affected by the epidemic and could not be completed as scheduled. These unfinished films cannot be delivered to the competition unit. We will expect them to enter the industry screening unit.Compared with competitions, exhibitions, and venture capital meetings, industrial screening is the youngest segment of the FIRST system and a service segment. The goal is to find the content that the market just needs, and to provide better industry resources to the film side to promote its follow-up.Some financing, issuance, and publicity.Generally speaking when talking about FIRST, everyone will naturally think of independent film works, and some commercial type elements or audience-oriented works will be less.The core of industrial screening is to find works that are just needed in the market, and there is no distinction between author movies and commercial movies. There is only the difference between good-looking and bad-looking.Sauna, Ye Wang Li Yan editor Huang Jialing school against Zhao Lin