The Opening Ceremony of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) will take place at Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center on the evening of April 15, 2018. “One Film Festival, One City” – the BJIFF comes in spring for eight years in a row, stays true to the mission and forges ahead. In the Opening Ceremony, all famous filmmakers are invited and gathered in Beijing to celebrate the grand occasion. This is a spring gift presented for the global fans from Beijing as the capital of China.

  The Opening Ceremony of the 8th BJIFF, the first film festival held in China for 2018, will highlight its internationalization and professionalism, showcase confidence in culture with Chinese style and the thoughts and feelings of Beijing as the capital, and reflect its unique value of Master, Mass and Market. What's more, it will be the first to release the latest data of Chinese film industry, introducing the highlights of such sections as “Tiantan Award”, Beijing Film Panorama, Theme Forum, Film Market, and Film Carnival. On the China Night gathering filmmakers from all over the world, the Opening Ceremony will build a soul bridge of “Share the Screen, Shape the Future”.