Chinese film authority encourages films of correct values, international exchanges in industry 14th five-year plan
Published: Nov 10, 2021 03:28 PM
A poster of the film the Battle at Lake Changjin hangs up outside a cinema in Shanghai on Thursday. Photo: CFP

A poster of the film the Battle at Lake Changjin hangs up outside a cinema in Shanghai. Photo: CFP

China Film Administration released 14th five-year plan (2021-25) for the film industry, encouraging the industry to create more works promoting correct values and traditional culture while reiterating that they should boycott vulgar contents. 

The plan, released on Tuesday, vows to enhance the quality of domestic films, complete the industry system and enhance the country's strength in film science, technology and expand the influence of Chinese movies to serve the country's aim to build a powerful country in terms of culture.

The number of screens in the country will likely reach 100,000 by 2025. Every theater in places above county-level should prepare one screen especially for main melody films. All theaters in cities should also prepare one screen especially for both foreign and domestic movies with unique artist value, according to the plan.  

The plan encourages the industry to create qualified works centered on vital timing, such as the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, the upcoming of the 20th National Party Congress and 80th anniversary of the victory of the World Anti-Fascist War and the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression (1931-45) to eulogize the nation, the Party and pass on the revolutionary spirit. 

The plan also vows to enhance international exchanges of Chinese film industry. A booth of Chinese movies will be set at main overseas film festivals and markets to promote Chinese movies and Chinese film industry's foreign trade. 

It calls for at least 10 high-quality products and 50 films that earn more than 100 million yuan ($15.6 million) in box office per year, while requires domestic movies to account for more than 55 percent of total yearly box office. 

War epic film The Battle at Lake Changjin maintained its top spot in the yearly Chinese mainland box office as of Wednesday with more than 5.6 billion yuan in revenue, according to Chinese box-office tracker Maoyan. 

On  October 29, the film became the highest-grossing film in the world for 2021. It is set to be released in the US and Canada on November 19, and in Singapore on Thursday, according to its producing company. 

Global Times