The year’s Beijing Film Market will take place from April 16th to 19th in Beijing International Hotel. Its duration and site area have increased, compared with that in previous years: the time has increased to 4 days, and the area has expanded by 20%. While continuing with the previous two major platforms of “Film Factors” and “Project Pitches”, it has launched the brand-new “Film Copyright Transaction Platform” in a bid to form a more complete industrial chain layout, and highlight Beijing’s urge and influence on the Chinese film market. What is more worthy of expectation is that the Project Pitches section has added the “Works in Progress” for the first time, providing pre-support and post-support for outstanding projects that have obtained the filming license, in a bid to promote the implementation of excellent projects. The Film Copyright Transaction Platform will invite ten internationally renowned copyright dealers to participate in the exhibition, so as to provide a convenient channel for the exchange of Chinese and foreign films, which will effectively promote Chinese culture to “Go Global” and demonstrate the Chinese culture’s charm to the world.
Varied and Colorful Carnival Activities
The Film Carnival of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival 2019 will continue to be held in the State Production Base of China Film Group, China (Huairou) Film & Television Industry Demonstration Zone. This year’s Film Carnival has planned to organize a total of 27 activities in 6 major sections, aiming to showcase the brilliant achievements of Chinese films over the past 70 years since the founding of New China. The “Hundred-Year Light and Shadow” section will arrange intensive film exhibitions and interactive performances, including classic old films, new filmmakers’ stories, as well as traditional martial arts fighting sessions and classic movie songs concerts, which will provide a grand film feast lasting for half a month for the vast audiences. The “Digital Cinema Technology Experience” section has changed a lot compared to that of last year. In addition to the snow-effect stunt show and the 9DVR virtual battle experience that are popular among the audience, this year will see the creation of a virtual shooting immersive experience with the sci-fi theme. By taking the homemade sci-fi movie The Wandering Earth, which was released at the beginning of the year, it will show visitors the latest visual effects technology of the film industry. Visitors can wear “space suits” and experience the wonders of interplanetary adventures in the simulated “space capsule”. In addition, this year’s Carnival will also create a windmill sea in the entire event venue. The windmills designed due to the inspiration of BJIFF’s LOGO will decorate each activity route, providing visitors with an web-celebrity card-punching site. There are also a lot of colorful experiences such as the live view of the location shooting process, cosplay parade of movie characters, Douyin flash, and the show of Huairou intangible cultural heritage projects. The vast participants will be greatly entertained from them.
List of 30 Cinemas for this Year’s Beijing Film Panorama Unveiled
In order to provide a comfortable viewing environment for the vast audiences, the 9th Beijing International Film Festival has continued with last year’s cooperative cinema specifications. In the whole scope of Beijing, 30 panorama cinemas in three types have been selected. It includes 4 theme theaters represented by Megabox Sanlitun, 24 commercial theaters represented by Broadway Cinematheque and Poly International Cinema, and two college theaters — Tsinghua University and Beijing University Of Agriculture Guanghua Cinema. The distribution sites cover the majority of Beijing, and this arrangement that benefits audiences conveniently is conducive to helping film fans in various districts to select the proper theaters and participate in the filming activities easily.
Sign Cooperation Intention with Beijing Film Panorama’s Official Exclusive Ticketing Platform
Based on the benign cooperation relationship with Taopiaopiao and the high-quality cinema-going experience for film fans in 2018, Beijing International Film Festival and Taopiaopiao have decided to further cooperate this year. The Organizing Committee of Beijing International Film Festival and Taopiaopiao have officially signed a three-year (2019 to 2021) cooperation plan. For the next three years, Taopiaopiao will serve as the exclusive official ticketing platform for Beijing Film Panorama of Beijing International Film Festival. It will fully mobilize its superior resources, and realize convenient participation of all people via interaction of the whole network. Together with BJIFF, it will provide more high-quality film contents and more comfortable viewing experience for all film viewers.
At present, all the preparatory works of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival have been gradually completed. In the beautiful and vigorous spring, the Organizing Committee of BJIFF heartily welcomes all guests to Beijing to attend the grand annual gathering of the world film industry.