The 8th Beijing International Film Festival “Tiantan Award” award was held in Beijing, China in from April 13th to 22nd, 2018. “Tiantan Award” upholds the value concept of “harmony between heaven and human, beauty and common” and invites famous masters as judges, with an international perspective, standardized procedures, professional standards, to continue the “Tiantan Award” in the industry has formed a good reputation and brand influence. According to the first-class criteria, this award gathers the essence global films, reflects the international vision, highlights the humanistic feelings, invites many famous filmmakers in the world, and finally determines the members of the jury of this award. 2018thjury comprises 7 people, including 1 Chairman of the jury and 6 judges. The chairman of the jury was Wang Jiawei, Chinese famous director and Scenarist. The six judges were the famous Chinese actor Duan Yihong, Polish composer Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, theAmerican director, writer and producer Jonathan Mostow, the Romanian director Călin Peter Netzer, the Swedish director and screenwriter Ruben Östlund, the famous Chinese actressShu Qi.
The 8th Beijing International Film Festival displays the theme of ‘Cinema, Beijing. Feast on the Beauty of Movie Magic.’ On the evening of 15thApril, the opening ceremony of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival(BJIFF) was held at Yanqi Lake International Convention Center. The film festival is guided by National Film Bureau of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, hosted by the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, China Media Group, organized by the Beijing Municipal Bu-reau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, Huairou District People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, Beijing TV Station (BTV), Beijing Enterprises Group Real-estate. Famous filmmakers from all over the world gathered together to experience the Chinese culture and the capital manner, to appreciate the BJIFF’s profound aim of ‘Master, Mass, Market’ in the charm of light and shadow. The opening ceremony showcased the spiritual theme of ‘a film festival, a city’ and the relationship between cultural inheritance and mutual benefit. In the development of the times, BJIFF works hard to press ahead and keep its mission firmly in mind.
With the hugely successful opening ceremony, the 8thBeijing International Film Festival officially begins. A large number of activities in BJIFF will take place from now on to 22 April. There are seven major events including the Competition Section Tiantan Award, Opening Ceremony, Out of Competition Section, Theme Forum, Film Market, Film Carnival, as well as Closing and Award Ceremony. Apart from the Major events, more than 300 special activities are also going to be held during the festival, like Forward Future Section, Documentary Section, International Digital Cinema Technology Forum, Film Concert, Film Salon and film press conferences.
By Yanan Zhao (Aria)