Mainland director Zhang Yimou takes home the best director award at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, last year. Photo: AP

Chinese-language film world split as Taiwan counts down to Golden Horse awards

  • Cross-strait divide forces movie industry to take sides as mainland schedules Golden Roosters for the same night
Topic |   Taiwan

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Mainland director Zhang Yimou takes home the best director award at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Taiwan, last year. Photo: AP
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Guests unveil a symbolic golden rooster sculpture to mark the opening of the 28th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in Xiamen, Fujian province. Photo: Xinhua/Jiang Kehong

Golden Rooster vs Golden Horse: how top film awards in China and Taiwan could be in direct competition

  • China’s Golden Rooster Awards will now be held every year, and in Xiamen, a city on the Taiwan Strait – a possible challenge to Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards
  • China boycotted this year’s Golden Horse Awards, whose organisers remain tight-lipped ahead of this weekend’s announcement of the 2019 winners
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Guests unveil a symbolic golden rooster sculpture to mark the opening of the 28th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in Xiamen, Fujian province. Photo: Xinhua/Jiang Kehong
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