The annual Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) kicks off on Sunday. How much do you know about this event? Here’s a rundown with all the highlights from past events.
Xu Zheng and the crew of “Two Steps From Heaven”.
Wu Jing, the screenwriter, director and male lead in “Wolf Warrior 2” walks the red carpet.
Chloë Moretz taking a selfie with fans.
Chinese supermodel and actress Du Juan walks the red carpet.
The film festival represents many ideals, but most importantly, it is a celebration of China’s culture on the international stage.
The Competition Department received 659 entries from 71 countries and regions on six continents this year, with 15 films with varied themes and diverse genres ultimately shortlisted for the competition. All awards will be announced at the Awards & Closing Ceremony of BJIFF 2018.
• Festival Background
Founded in 2011, the Beijing International Film Festival is supported by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the Beijing government. BJIFF 2018 consists of seven major sections: The Tiantan Award selection, the Opening Ceremony, Beijing Film Panorama, Theme Forum, Film Market, Film Carnival and Closing & Awards Ceremony, as well as various relevant activities.
• The Tiantan Award
The Tiantan Award is based on the values of “Beauty in Variety, Harmony in Diversity,” and invites masters of the craft to take part as judges. Now in its eighth year, the award has a great reputation and brand influence in the industry due to its international vision, standardized procedures, and professional level.
• Former notable international guests
James Cameron at the 2nd Beijing International Film Festival.
Natalie Portman walking down the red carpet.