“This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship” |Volunteer List Unveiled

  “At the end of 2018, I took my suitcase and went to Guangzhou. This was the first time I took a suitcase to leave a city in four years. I stood in the airport and watched people coming and going. At that time, I remembered a line in the movie And the Spring Comes. ‘Whenever I saw someone leaving the city with luggage, I would be envious of them wherever they went.’

  I started to get relieved again after depression. It’s all right! You see that you have taken a step. It was not until I was responsible for some salon activities and after-screening exchanges, with the main creators actually standing in front of me, that I started to realize how many efforts they had made in order to present a one- or two-hour movie. At that moment, I was moved by something apart from the contents of the movie itself. I have been believing that the film industry is the paradise for dream makers, while Beijing International Film Festival is a grand feast for dream makers. The most distinctive filmmakers are all here. These people are like a fire, and they talk about everything about movies. They are passionate and interesting, modest and earnest, and never feel tired.”

  “I envy such a life and want to be such a person. So I told myself. You must have a try.”

  There’s such a sentence in the email from the Organizing Committee. “This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” I don’t know if this journey can go on, but I shall continue to move with my dreams. See you in April if possible.

  There are more stories to share with you. Now we shall announce the things most concerned by you: The finalists.

  After two weeks of online and offline interviews, with various departments repeatedly speculating, we made assessments comprehensively. And finally 124 volunteers successfully passed the retest and joined the big family of Beijing International Film Festival.


  If you don’t see yourself on the list, don’t be discouraged. A volunteer told us that because he likes movies, drama and literature, it’s a step for him to be closer to them.

  But in fact, there are more than just one way for approaching. Hope that you can approach us via more ways.

  In this Spring, come to Beijing and see the best films in the world.

  April is coming! Come and enjoy yourself in Beijing.