BEIJING, Jan. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BONA), a leading film distributor and vertically integrated film company in China, today announced that Bona film projects took home the following top awards at the 15th China Huabiao Awards Ceremony in Beijing on December 26th:
- Flying Swords of Dragon Gate was recognized for Outstanding Use of Technology;
- A Simple Life, Flying Swords of Dragon Gate and The Grandmasters were recognized as Outstanding Co-Productions;
- Deanie Ip was named Outstanding Chinese Actress with Foreign Nationality for her performance in A Simple Life; and
- Ziyi Zhang was named Outstanding Actress for her performance in The Grandmasters.
Additionally, Bona's Christmas Rose and Overheard 2 were nominated for Outstanding Co-Productions, and The Next 11 Days was nominated for Outstanding Drama.
Named after the decorative Chinese winged columns ("huabiaos") in Tiananmen Square that signify power and status, the Huabiao Awards are the highest government honor in the film industry in China. Held every two years, the Huabiao Awards are considered one of the three major mainland China awards for the film industry along with the Golden Rooster Awards and the Hundred Flowers Awards.
"We are thrilled that several Bona films were acknowledged for their quality of work by receiving such a high honor," said Mr. Yu Dong, Founder, Chairman and CEO. "Our unparalleled creative resources enable Bona to produce films with high artistic value, as well as broad appeal. We have a strong pipeline of films slated for 2014 and early 2015 that will continue this tradition of quality and offer Chinese audiences the best in cinematic entertainment.
"Additionally, as the largest non-state-owned film distributor in China, Bona's vertically integrated business model is well positioned to take advantage of the growth in the Chinese box office. Our model is designed to mirror the flow of the industry, and as such we are confident we have the right strategy and the right talent to remain at the forefront of China's film industry."
About Bona Film Group Limited
Bona Film Group Limited (Nasdaq:BONA) is a leading film distributor in China, with an integrated business model encompassing film distribution, film production, film exhibition and talent representation. Bona distributes films to Greater China, Korea, Southeast Asia, the United States and Europe, invests and produces movies in a variety of genres, owns and operates twenty-one movie theaters and manages a range of talented and popular Chinese artists.
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