Beijing International Film Festival

Beijing IFF

August 4th | 14th 2022

11th Edition

The Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) was founded in 2011. Following the principle of “Share the Screen, Shape the Future”, the BJIFF has succeeded with a premium start in leapfrog development, international presence and all-round upgrading over the past decade, and established its unique position and style of Master, Mass and Market. As a major platform for international exchanges, the barometer of the film market, incubator of rising stars and works, and Beijing’s cultural brand, the BJIFF has become Beijing’s most influential annual cultural festival around the globe, and played an irreplaceable role in the development of China’s film industry.

With unremitting efforts and continuous accumulation, the BJIFF is growing fast every year in terms of celebrity guests, rating of works in competition and screening, successful incubation of pitching projects, wide range of trading factors at the Beijing Film Market, and depth of film forums and industry conversations. A total of approximately 5,000 entries from more than 90 countries and regions have been submitted to the Tiantan Award for competition, and about 50 globally renowned filmmakers from China and around the world have served as jury members of the award. Many quality works, such as the My Beloved Bodyguard, The Seventy-seven Days, Till the End of the World and Summer Detective, are produced via the project pitches platform of the Beijing Film Market. Moreover, the Beijing Film Market has had over 130 billion yuan worth of projects signed that cover the whole value chain, making it one of the biggest film markets in Asia. The Beijing Film Panorama has organized more than 7,300 events that screened approximately 3,000 highly artistic and engaging films, making it annual cultural hit in Beijing.

The BJIFF is hosted by the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and China Media Group, and organized by Beijing Municipal Film Administration, Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, Beijing Radio TV Station and Huairou District People’s Government of Beijing Municipality. Under the theme of “In Pursuit of a Shared Dream”, the festival is to be held in Beijing between August 22 and 29, 2020. In accordance with the regular prevention and control of the pandemic and actual requirements of Beijing’s agenda, the 10th edition will cut down the scale of offline events while keeping its highlights and innovative features, and innovate online functions. In this way, an unprecedented and eventful “Online BJIFF” will be presented. A series of events and activities including the Launch Ceremony, Beijing Film Panorama, Theme Forum and Beijing Film Market. The festival aims to contribute to Beijing’s development of “four centers” and film capital, national strategies, capital planning, industry development, and fulfill the public’s diverse cultural needs.

The Organizing Committee of the Beijing International Film Festival collects films from all over the world

Any film applied for the “Tiantan Award” competition section, “Beijing Film Panorama” section and “Forward Future” section can be registered via the official website of Beijing International Film Festival.
The deadline is May 20, 2021
Film registration conditions

Tiantan Award Competition Section
The “Tiantan Award” competition section is the feature film competition section at the Beijing International Film Festival, and there are 10 awards, including the Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music and Best Visual Effects. The results of the awards will be announced at the closing ceremony and award ceremony of the 11th Beijing International Film Festival, and certificates and trophies will be presented to the winners.

Films to be registered shall meet the following conditions
They should be feature films produced after January 1, 2020;

The film duration should not be less than 70 minutes;
Priority will be given to world premiere and international premiere films;

The photographic films shall be in 35mm format, and digital films in DCP format.

 Contact information
Email: competition@bjiff.com
Wang Xiangyi: +86-10-85802013

Beijing Film Panorama
The “Beijing Film Panorama” section will set up the Special Exhibition, Surprise Premiere, Tribute to Masters, Focus Filmmakers, Restoration of Classics, Chinese Stories, Documentary Units and other thematic film exhibitions for different films, which will be shown to the public and industry insiders in cooperative cinemas and film academic institutions during the festival; an “Audience-selected honor” selection activity will be hold to appraise the “BIJF audience-selected film” from 8 to 10 selected films, and honorary certificates will be awarded to the winners.

Films to be registered shall meet the following conditions
The duration of feature films, animated films and documentary films shall not be less than 70 minutes, 60 minutes and 60 minutes respectively; All films should be produced after January 1, 2020 except for some of those for special exhibition sections; The photographic films shall be in 35mm format, and digital films in DCP format.

 Contact information
Email:panorama@bjiff.com
Domestic: Jia Junying +86-10-82296002

International: Li Shuo +86-10-82296002

▞ Forward Future Section
The Forward Future section aims at encouraging the spirit of film innovation, stimulating the creative vitality of the film art, discovering and introducing new film talents, and enhancing the cooperation and exchanges among young filmmakers of various countries, and sets up an honor selection program to appraise the “Most Notable Film”, “Most Notable Director”, “Most Notable Screenwriter”, “Most Notable Actress”, “Most Notable Actor” and “Most Notable Artistic Contributor” from 15- 18 selected films. Films to be selected shall be directors’ first or the second feature films, regardless of genre or nationality.
The Organizing Committee of the Beijing International Film Festival has invited domestic and foreign heavyweight filmmakers to form an international jury of the “Forward Future” section. The jury cannot involve in the production or commercial development of the competing films. The appraisal results will be announced at the closing ceremony and award ceremony of the 11th Beijing International Film Festival, and honor certificates will be presented to the winners.
Films to be registered shall meet the following conditions
They should be feature films produced after January 1, 2020;
The film duration should not be less than 70 minutes;
Films to be selected shall be directors’ first or the second feature films;
The photographic films shall be in 35mm format, and digital films in DCP format.

▘ Contact information
Email: forwardfuture@bjiff.com
Pan Yining: +86-15201902006

Please check the Regulations of the Eleventh Beijing International Film Festival and register through the official website of the Beijing International Film Festival (www.bjiff.com) for film registration. The Organizing Committee of the Beijing International Film Festival will inform you of the film’s inclusion by email or telephone.

The Beijing International Film Festival was founded in 2011.

To promote the development of Chinese film industry and industry,Enhance the exchange, transaction and cooperation of Chinese and foreign films, an important platform for world cultural exchanges,The Beijing International Film Festival Organizing Committee plans to launch a BJIFF 10th Anniversary festival exhibition:Decade of Endeavor, Fulfilment of Aspirations — BJIFF Achievements Retrospective for the first time in 2020.

Summarize the history of The Beijing International Film Festival over the years,Through the exhibition format, the audience can intuitively experience the growth and progress of The Beijing International Film Festival,To show fans the development and changes of the Beijing International Film Festival,Achieve richer and more in-depth audience interaction and enhance the brand influence of the Beijing International Film Festival。

Time:August 4th – 14th, 2021

Venue:China National Film Museum Central Rotunda

Hosts:Beijing International Film Festival Organizing Committee

Organizers: China National Film Museum

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