The Beijing International Film Festival has been organized since 2011 and is a major film event in China. It is an international film festival that promotes China’s culture and talents to the world. Today, the festival has grown into a major international event on Chinese soil and attracts the attention of film professionals, journalists and film lovers around the world. In addition, this year it will last five days, in the center of Beijing, including a variety of competition programs, film screenings and seminars for film students and professionals.
Jury members of this year’s BIFF’s 13th Tiandan Award, led by famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou as the jury president, appeared at the opening ceremony.
The organizer said 1,488 films from 93 countries and regions had applied for the competition this year. Among them, 15 films were selected to compete for the Tiandan Award.
Ten awards, including Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Artistic Contribution, Best Actor and Best Actress, will be announced at the closing ceremony on April 29.
Various activities such as international film screenings and forums will be held during the festival.
Launched in 2011, BIFF aims to enhance exchanges between global industry experts. It has attracted increasing international attention thanks to China’s booming film market.