BEIJING, Jan. 13, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:BONA), the largest privately owned film distributor in China, today announced that it held an event, "Bona's night," in Sanya, China on Wednesday January 12, 2011 to extend its appreciation to all the people that have worked with and supported the Company. Executives of China Film Group, China Mainland Film Directors' Association, Taiwan Film Directors' Association, and Hong Kong Film Directors' Association, along with more than 200 of China's top directors, actors, and producers attended the event last night. Bona Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Yu Dong gave a speech to thank the directors for supporting Bona's growth during the past 11 years and stated, "It will be another prosperous ten years for Bona, and I'm confident in our company's future. We'll continue to be a progressive player in China's film industry, emphasize high quality in our work and improve the competitiveness of Chinese films in the global market." China Film Group Chairman Mr. Han Sanping congratulated Bona on its IPO and said, "China Film Group will continue to work closely with Bona Film Group in terms of film production, distribution, theater circuits, and film-related product development." Mr. Huang Jianxin, president of the China Mainland Film Directors' Association, also gave congratulations and expressed its willingness to produce more high quality films with Bona. Moreover, Mr. Yu Dong shook hands with Ms. Yang Wenhong, vice president of Shanghai Media Group symbolizing the extension of the strategic partnership between the two firms. The partnership allows Shanghai Media Group to utilize a variety of channels to invest in films invested in by Bona. "We are pleased with the close relationship we've nurtured with Bona in the past three years," said Ms. Yang Wenhong. "The ten films we have worked on together all generated good box office results and accolades from the public. Based on the successful experience in the past, we hope to further solidify our relationship with Bona."