Summary of 2019|Project Pitches of Beijing International Film Festival: A Bright Future Is Ahead

  The year of 2019 marked the stunning achievements made by a bunch of new film directors. Four Springs by Lu Qingyi and The Crossing by Bai Xue with a great reputation made a good start of the year. In summer, Ne Zha by Yang Yu and The Legend of Hei by MTJJ garnered immense success in both reputation and box office. Vortex by Jacky Gan and My Dear Liar by Shen Ao, which just focus on nobody, stood out in the trend of reality + business model. Summer Detective by Xu Lei, a comedy featuring rustic but cool style, became an eye-catching work in the market. At the end of the year, Sheep Without a Shepherd by Boon-lip Quah and Gone with the Light by Dong Runnian came to the audiences, presenting the insight into the relationship between human nature and modern emotions. Those dark horses in the industry are rising like a group of shining stars in the film market.

  The year of 2019 also witnessed the profuse harvest of Project Pitches of Beijing International Film Festival as evident by incubation of the young filmmaker projects, completion of a number of outstanding projects and screening of many films at domestic and foreign film festivals with awards and recognition.

  In retrospect, thanks to the persistence to their original dreams and unrelenting endeavor, new film directors of Project Pitches are entitled to enjoy their harvest gained in this unforgettable year.

  2019 Keywords of Project Production

  Wrap

  Project Pitches “Special Award” of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival:Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains

  Project Pitches “Excellent Project Pitches Project” of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival:Wisdom Tooth

  Project Pitches “Excellent Project Pitches Project” of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival: Chill Pill

  Project Pitches “Best Original Script Award” of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival:Summer Girl

  Project Pitches “Selected Projects for Individual Meetings” of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival:Black Boy

  Project Pitches “MPA Special Award for Asia Pacific Cooperation” of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival:World of Tales

  Project Pitches WIP “Most Potential Production Team Award” of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival:Summer Arouse

  Project Pitches WIP “Most Investment Value Project Award” of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival:The Inglourious Dogs

  Screening

  Bloody Daisy,winner of Project Pitches “Best Original Script Award” of the 7th Beijing International Film Festival,screened on November 22

  Summer Detective, winner of Project Pitches “Excellent WIP Project” of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival, screened on November 29

  Happy New Year, excellent Project Pitches project of the 7th Beijing International Film Festival, to be screened on December 31

  Future

  Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains, winner of Project Pitches “Special Award” of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival, to be screened in France in January 2020

  A number of projects to be launched in 2020

  To be continued….

  From a creative idea, a story, to some material, from launch, wrap, to production completion, numerous difficulties may hinder new film director’s way to his or her successful maiden work. However, after completion, all hardships will be relieved and all efforts are worthy when film festival's award nominations fall on them.

  2019 Honors

  Project Pitches “Excellent WIP Project” of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival

  Summer Detective

  “Best Cinematic Script” of the 13th FIRST International Film Festival

  Project Pitches “Excellent WIP Project” of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival

  Damp Season

  Selected in the “Bright Future” Section of the 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam

  Project Pitches “Special Award” of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival:

  Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains

  Closing Film of the 58th La Semaine de la critique at the Cannes International Film Festival 2019

  “New Chinese Cinema – Best Film” of the 4th International Film Festival & Awards Macao

  “Best Narrative Feature” & “Best Director” (Gu Xiaogang) of the 13th FIRST International Film Festival

  Best Medium- and Low-cost Feature Film (Nomination) and Best Music (Nomination: Dou Wei) of the 32nd Golden Rooster Award

  “Annual Feature Film for New Talents” of the 14th Chinese Youth Film Week

  Selected in the "Bright Future" Section of the 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam

  Project Pitches “Excellent Project Pitches Project” of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival

  Wisdom Tooth

  “Roberto Rossellini Awards” & “Feimu Awards Best Director” (Liang Ming)

  of the 3rd Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival

  “New Chinese Cinema – Best Actor” (Wu Xiaoliang) of the 4th International Film Festival & Awards Macao

  Annual Emerging Scriptwriter (Liang Ming) of the 14th Chinese Youth Film Week

  Selected in the "Bright Future" Section of the 49th International Film Festival Rotterdam

  Project Pitches “Best Original Script Award” of the 7th Beijing International Film Festival

  Bloody Daisy

  Selected in the “Hidden Dragon” Section of the 3rd Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival

  Even at the end of the year, good news still comes one after another. Happy New Year, a previous project, together with Adoring by Larry Yang, a Project Pitches-cultivated director, will be screened on December 31 to bring warmth to the audience in the New Year’s Eve. Summer Arouse, winner of Project Pitches WIP “Most Potential Production Team Award” of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival and The Inglourious Dogs, winner of Project Pitches WIP “Most Investment Value Project Award” are under post-production and expected to be screened next year. Excellent Project Pitches projects Our Little Secret and Myna Bird are under preparation and expected to be launched for shooting in 2020. Besides, several Project Pitches projects are under development.

  Over eight years, Project Pitches of the Beijing International Film Festival has pushed the project into a film entering the market by establishing awards for young filmmakers and providing financial support and resource assistance.

  Over eight years, Project Pitches remains true to its original aspiration, striving to realize the promise of “come with a story, leave with a movie”.

  The application channel for Project Pitches of the 10th Beijing International Film Festival is open. Deadline of registration for Project Pitches is March 3, 2020, for WIP is March 9, 2020. Project Pitches is waiting for you to share your good stories. We will continue to protect creativity, respect creation and invite professional judges and discerning buyers so as to sincerely enable young Chinese directors to gain success.

  Project Pitches of Beijing International Film Festival will present a bright future ahead.

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