2019-06-18 13:40:58[UPDATES]

SIFFORUM | Multiple Solutions on How to Construct Film Industrialization Standard System


On the morning of June 17, the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival SIFFORUM "How to Construct an Effective Industrialization Standard System in Film Industry" was held in Shanghai on schedule.

Director, screenwriter and producer Frant Gwo, Executive Deputy Secretary-General and Director of the Office of the National Film Think Tank  of the Beijing Film Academy, researcher Liu Zhengshan, Doctor of Communication, Founding Partner of Fanink Consulting Li Zhan, Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Ma Xiaojun, Director Simon West and others attended the forum. Huang Guoxian, Vice President of China's Film and Television Department of WME | IMG, was invited to preside over the forum, together with the participants, they discussed the current degree of development of China's film industrialization system and how to build an effective industrialization standard system. Fanink Consulting provided support of think tank for this forum.

Scene of Shanghai International Film Festival SIFFORUM "How to Construct an Effective Industrialization Standard System in Film Industry" 

Current Situation of Film Industrialization: Market Promotion and Consensus Brewing

Liu Zhengshan, Executive Deputy Secretary - General and Director of the Office of the National Film Think Tank of the Beijing Film Academy and researcher, pointed out at first that film industrialization is mainly manifested in four aspects at present: the first is standardization of production, the second is typification of works, the third is modernization of management, and the fourth is innovation on scale.

PricewaterhouseCoopers partner, Ma Xiaojun pointed out that the film industry has moved away from the brutal stage of explosive growth into an era of full competition. With the increasing demand for return on investment in the market and the increasing scale of single investment in film and television projects, the market has put forward higher requirements for film industrialization.

Li Zhan, Doctor of Communication and founding partner of Fanink Consulting, pointed out that from the data analysis of the audience demand side and the product supply side of the film that the fast-growing bonus period brought by the intensive coverage of theater chains in China's film industry has officially ended and the next bonus period of deep plough and intense cultivation has just begun. Under such a background, only by relying on the specialized and economized industrial system can we seize the opportunity and captivate more audiences.

Frant Gwo, director, screenwriter and producer of WANDERING EARTH, said that China's film industry was still in the initial stage of industrialization. Frant Gwo, taking his work WANDERING EARTH as an example, pointed out that "because we have done WANDERING EARTH, then we know how difficult this road is and how far the gap is."

Solution to Industrialization Path: Standard Establishment, Management Mechanism, Audience Segmentation, and Theme Opportunity

Liu Zhengshan, Executive Deputy Secretary - General and Director of the Office of the National Film Think Tank of the Beijing Film Academy and researcher, said that the most important thing for industrialization is standard, which is the very important foundation. Standardization plays a great role in promoting the development of our industry. The first is to establish broad recognition. The second is the retention of experience and technology, which is an important aspect of standards, and the third is to reduce uncertainty. The fourth is to improve the efficiency of the industry.

PricewaterhouseCoopers partner Ma Xiaojun believed that the first priority of industrialization is to break away from our original workshop system and family-based management mode, and should use modern management means to operate and finally achieve compliance management in our development stage. In the traditional western relatively mature market, the corporate responsible system of the project is an inevitable factor. This means that for an enterprise's project, we must use a project company to manage it. The advantage lies in the risk partition.

Li Zhan, Doctor of Communication and founding partner of Fanink Consulting, pointed out that in a more stable audience market, it is a very important step for our film industry to grasp the segment of the population. To grasp the segment of the population, first of all, our film supply needs to cover more audience demand in a more diversified market population. In addition to covering the existing population, we can find the market increment more easily through the audience of the segment of the population.

Frant Gwo, director, screenwriter and producer, took the exploration of WANDERING EARTH as an example to say that the road to industrialization still has a long way to go. The industry needs to reach a consensus and establish standards, which is the biggest foundation. At the same time, through more combing and summarizing, discussion and feedback, it can be continuously improved only if it is continuously used, and industrialization can go better and more steadily.

As an important part of the Shanghai International Film Festival, this SIFFORUM will be held from June 16th to 21st, with 10 forums and 5 "Film School" activities. The 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival will take the theme of tribute for 70th anniversary and of promoting China to transit from a big film country to a powerful film country, go deep into all aspects of the film industry, focus on topics such as film industrialization, industrial chain, sci-fi films, film education, mainstream film innovation and other topics for wisdom collision. In the meanwhile, it also takes the deep and proper implementation of "Belt and Road" film exchange and the presentation of film art as major directions, fully demonstrates the vitality of Chinese films, fully implements the platform mission, and helps Chinese films to march toward a better future.
 
 

Guiding Unit:State Film Administration      Host Units:China Media Group Shanghai Municipal People's Government

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