The Opening Ceremony of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival will be hosted on the evening of April 13, 2019, inside the State Production Base of China Film Group. One film festival, one city, nine years, the Beijing International Film Festival has always walked alongside each spring. Fortuitously, this year also marks the 70th birthday of New China, so the Opening Ceremony of this year's Film Festival will be held to the central theme of "Home·land" and well-known film-makers from both home and abroad will descend on the Chinese capital to partake in the celebration. This is a gift from Beijing and spring to movie fans across the globe, and even more so a birthday present to the motherland.
The Opening Ceremony of this year's Film Festival will follow the arc of the "Home·land," present cinematic expressions of homeland sentiments by film-makers from different countries, traverse through a corridor of time constructed by lights and shades, and search for the spiritual homelands of Chinese and foreign film-makers and audiences through the language of cinema and stage art. At this grand moment witnessed by an assembly of Chinese and foreign film-makers, the commencement of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival will be announced, and big data on Chinese films of 2018 and and new year Chinese films of 2019 will be released. The Opening Ceremony will also be comprised of the unveiling of the jury panel of the "Tiantan Awards," the introduction of 15 films short-listed for the "Tiantan Awards," presentation of the creative teams behind the movies of the Opening Ceremony and various other agendas.