24 February 2017
Beijing International Film Festival Call For African Films
Beijing International Film Festival is an international cultural exchange activity held by State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China and People's Government of Beijing Municipality. It has witnessed five successful International Film Festivals since its foundation in 2011. With the objective of “Share the Screen, Shape the Future”, the festival promotes the concept of “Beauty in Variety, Harmony in Diversity”.
It strictly follows the pattern of international famous film festivals in the organizational operation and has gone through the developing stages of high starting point, great-leap-forward improvement and compliance with international standards. The international level, professional standard, brand impact and public participation have been growing for years on end.
It has explored and solidified the positioning and style of “3M”,namely “Master, Mass and Market”. In the past five years, the film festival has attracted thousands of global film elites and industrial representatives to come to Beijing. 2,298 films from all over the world have entered the competition for the “Tiantan Award”. 45 excellent films from 26 countries have been nominated. 1,370 films of over 90 countries and regions have attended the Beijing film panorama. 17 movie-themed forums focused on the hot topics of numerous domestic and international honored guests.
The Film Market has attracted over 2,600 film institutions and over 20,000 attendees to participate in the festival. The total amount of contract amounted to RMB 41.164 billion yuan. China has become the largest Asian Film Market with the highest growth rate in the world. Nearly more than 4 million person-times have attended the Film Carnival. Beijing International Film Festival has quickly developed into high-end and professional international film gala and plays a more and more important role in the process of building up national culture center.
Source: Press Release