Call For Entry： The 14th Beijing International Film Festival
The 14th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) will be held in Beijing in April 2024. The Organizing Committee of BJIFF excitingly invites filmmakers and international film companies to recommend excellent films to participate in the Tiantan Award Competition Section, Forward Future Competition Section, III. ReelFocus Fresh Blood Short Film Section, Beijing Film Panorama Section and Science & Technology Section.
Details of each section and registration instructions are as follows:
Tiantan Award Competition Section
Tiantan Award is the official competition section of the BJIFF. Its aim is to discover and present recent outstanding films from across the globe, and encourage diversity in cinema. Tiantan Award each year comprises a total of 15-17 selected films. During the festival, a seven-member jury will watch the films and select the films and filmmakers to be awarded in ten categories. Nikita Mikhalkov, John Woo, Billy August, Wong Kar Wai, Gong Li, Li Xuejian and other heavyweights have led the international jury.
Tiantan Award includes 10 awards: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Artistic Contribution, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Music. The winners of these awards will be announced during the Closing & Awards Ceremony.
The feature-length films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Tiantan Award Competition Section:
Film that has been completed in the country of origin after April 1st, 2023
The minimum running time is 70 minutes.
Forward Future Competition Section
Forward Future Section is established aiming to discover fresh filmmakers, hunt for the future trends of global film industry, encourage the spirits of innovation in film making and display a culture diversity of film art. The Section will finally present seven awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Artistic Contribution and Jury Special Mention.
The feature-length films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Forward Future Competition Section:
Film that has been completed in the country of origin after April 1st, 2023.
The minimum running time is 70 minutes
Director’s first or second feature-length film
ReelFocus Fresh Blood Short Film Section
ReelFocus Fresh Blood Short Film Section is dedicated to the essence of filmmaking, encompassing short film competitions and financing opportunities for student projects. This unique segment is open to both documentary and fiction films, with a primary focus on engaging universities both domestically and internationally. By encouraging a keen observation of life, our aim is to inspire young individuals to remain attentive to their surroundings and remain future-focused. Our goal is to attract submissions from young filmmakers and cultivate new talent within the Chinese film industry.
Films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Short Film Section:
Short fiction and documentary film that has been completed after April 1st, 2023
Short films with the length from 10 minutes to 40 minutes
Please download application forms through ReelFocus Website: ReelFocus.zhipin.com; Please submit films through E-mail: REELFOCUS@outlook.com
Beijing Film Panorama Section
Films featured at Beijing Film Panorama of the 14th BJIFF will be screened throughout theaters in 2024. As one of the core events in BJIFF, Beijing Film Panorama will screen excellent films from all over the world. It will build a platform of observation, discussion, learning, and exchange for filmmakers and fans throughout the world, exhibiting a fascinating diverse culture.
Films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Beijing Film Panorama Section:
Feature, animation and documentary films that have been completed in the country of origin after April 1st, 2023.
The minimum running time is 60 minutes
Science & Technology Section
Science & Technology Section consists of film panorama, science popularization activities, excellent works selection, exhibition and exchanges, and academic forum. Films for S&T Section should be about popularize scientific & technological knowledge, spread scientific thought and advocate the scientific spirit, such as aerospace, artificial intelligence (AI), space & oceans exploration, humanistic history, prehistoric exploration, environmental protection, animal & plant life protection and science fiction films.
Films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Science & Technology Section:
Giant screen films with the length from 20 minutes to 50 minutes; 3D.
Dome films with the length from 20 minutes to 50 minutes; 2D.
4D film with the length from 10 minutes to 20 minutes; 3D; Films should include special effects like frog, rain, snow, wind, lightning, smell, bubble and other environmental effects.
Documentary film with the length from 20 minutes to 60 minutes; 2D/3D.
Science fiction film: short version with the length from 4 minutes to 40 minutes; long version with the length from 40 minutes to 120 minutes; 2D/3D.
Films about scientist spirit with the length from 20 minutes to 120minutes; 2D/3D.
Copy format for dome films should be PNG sequence frames or 20 Channels MKV video file，resolution 4k/8K. Copy format for other films should be DCP.
World premieres or international premieres are given priority. No fee will be charged for films submission. Registrants should be the producers or distributors of the film, who are responsible for the copyright of the registered films, its related prints, and other rights.
Please submit films before January 25th, 2024. For related issues, please contact BJIFF Organizing Committee Office. Thank you for your support towards Beijing International Film Festival!
Please submit films through BJIFF Website：www.bjiff.com
Organizing Committee Office
BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Beijing Media Network, No.98A Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District，Beijing, China, 100022
Tiantan Award Competition Section: email@example.com
Ms. WANG Xiangyi +86-15210145014
Forward Future Section: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. ZHANG zheng +86-18515920341
ReelFocus Fresh Blood Short Film Section: email@example.com
Ms. WANG Xiangkedi +86-18500408383
Beijing Film Panorama Section: firstname.lastname@example.org
Domestic Affairs - Ms. JIA Junying +86-10-82296002
International Affairs - Ms. LI Shuo +86-10-82296002
Science & Technology Section: email@example.com
Ms. WU Dan +86-10-59041158