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Golden Monkey King winners unveiled in E China's Hangzhou

CGTN| Updated: September 30, 2021 L M S

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The Golden Monkey King Awards is held in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, September 29, 2021. /CICAF

Winners of the Golden Monkey King Awards, top honor in the Chinese cartoon and animation industry, were unveiled at the 17th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) on Wednesday in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.

A total of 89 entries made to this year's shortlist of animated short films, animated series and comics out of 1,176 original works from 16 countries and regions, according to the organizers. 

In addition to two usual categories, General Awards and Promising Awards, this year's ceremony especially added a "Red Animation Awards" to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. 

"Cong Wei Bian Guo" (Never Have Changed), produced by China Media Group, along with animated works "Xiajiang: The Dream of Lucid Water and Lush Mountain," "The King Diaries" and "Rising Dragon of the Orient," won this year's special awards.

Meanwhile, animated series "Tracks in the Snowy Forest," animated short film "Taste in House" and comics "The Story of the Red Boat" won the gold trophies for General Awards.

As the country's top animation festival, the CICAF runs through October 4 at the White Horse Lake International Exhibition Center, featuring a variety of exhibitions and events.