Being established in 2011, Beijing International Film Festival has always advocated the tenet of “Share the Screen, Shape the Future”, and upheld its core value of “Beauty in Variety, Harmony in Diversity”, striving to promote exchanges on films of all countries. The 9th BJIFF, guided by China Film Administration, and jointly sponsored by the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and China Media Group, will be held in Beijing on April 13th-20th, 2019. On the basis of inheriting the spirit of the previous sessions, we will strive to focus on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, fully integrate resources and innovate forms to demonstrate the strength of Chinese films.
The 9th BJIFF will feature such seven major events as the competition section Tiantan Award, Opening Ceremony, Beijing Film Panorama, Theme Forum, Beijing Film Market, Film Carnival, Closing & Awards Ceremony, and the specially-designed Indian Film Week, as well as 300 plus other activities such as Forward Future Section, Film Concert, and Classical Peking Opera Film Section.
This year’s Tiantan Award will continue to solicit worldwide outstanding films released after January 1, 2018. A total of 15 films shall be shortlisted. At the same time, seven well-known international filmmakers shall form a jury to comprehensively evaluate the films’ ideological, artistic and ornamental standards, etc., and unveil 10 awards at the closing ceremony. The opening and closing ceremony will be respectively held on April 13th and 20th, at the State Production Base of China Film Group in Huairou. Many Chinese and foreign filmmakers and professional elites will appear on the red carpet ceremony. Focusing on the theme of “Home · Land”, BJIFF will kick off grandly in a high-end atmosphere with a solemn sense of films, which will effectively activate the participation of guests. Beijing Film Panorama will be held in 30 commercial theatres, film institutions and universities of Beijing on April 6th-20th. Based on the principle of multi-inclusiveness, communication & sharing, we’ve selected nearly 500 outstanding films with multiple themes and multi-styles around the world, and carefully set up 16 out-of-competition sections including the “Panorama Special- Celebrating the 70th Anniversary year of the Founding of People’s Republic of China”, “Focus”, and “the Belt and Road”, providing a rare movie experience for fans. This year’s Theme Forum section shall arrange 6 forums with high-end orientation and forefront focuses. The “Chinese Films Forum for the 70th Anniversary year of the P.R.C.” to be held on April 14th is committed to discussing the Chinese film development and mainstream film creation over the past 70 years since the founding of New China. The “Art Film Forum” to be held on April 15th shall focus on art film creation and theater-curator training. In addition, there is also an “International Digital Cinema Technology Forum” on how film technology practitioners can better realize their ideas and improve their work efficiency, the “International Film Market Forum” focusing on cinema manager training and film promotion, “Internet Film Theme Forum” that domestic mainstream Internet film executives discuss about movies in the era of Internet, and the “China-India Film Corporation Dialogue Forum” that discusses China-India cooperation and exchanges. Beijing Film Market will take place from April 16th to 19th in Beijing International Hotel. Targeted at Chinese and foreign key enterprises, major international cooperation projects, producers, publishers, and investment institutions, it will carry out various activities such as Investment Exhibition, Project Pitches and Contract Signing Ceremony, striving to build a more professional platform of transactions. This year’s Film Carnival is a highlight of Beijing International Film Festival. With the theme of film, there are to be 27 activities in 6 major sections, which will give the audience an opportunity to personally experience the unique charm of films. Besides, there will be a series of exciting activities such as Indian Film Week, Forward Future Section, Film Concert, and Film Promotion.