The Project Pitches is an incubator designed for promising young filmmakers and outstanding film projects during the Beijing Film Market. It is intended to build a project trading market integrating training, review and selection, support, negotiation, incubation, tracking and showcasing, tap talents and reserve projects for the market through project selection, professional training, awards & incentives, international exchanges, and resource services.
The "BJIFF TALENTS" will be launched this year to explore diversified works from film creators in Chinese-speaking regions. Outstanding Chinese film workers will be invited to instruct trainees in shooting short films in a one-on one manner. Works from the camp will eventually be demonstrated in the Market Screenings.
This year's Project Pitches attracted a record 839 entries. This year's entries cover a wide range of types such as comic, suspension, feature, fantasy, science fiction, animation and music & dance, and are outstanding in terms of genre, subject expression and degree of completion. Many of them excel in both commerce and artistry.
On September 23, the top 10 pitching projects and the top 7 WIP projects will be shortlisted for the final-round project pitching of the 11th BJIFF-Beijing Film Market. The jury will select the winners of six awards: "Special Award", "Best Original Script Award", "Projects with Greatest Commercial Potential", "Best Creativity Award", "Most Investment Value Project Award" and "Team with Greatest Potential Award", from the shortlisted projects and all the shortlisted will be named "Outstanding Pitching Projects".
The award ceremony of the Project Pitches will be held in the form of cocktail party, where senior and young filmmakers will be gathered to share their experience of creation and production and have free cooperation and exchanges.
- Project Pitches Concluded with Awards Released 2022-08-19
- Five-person Final Jury for Project Pitches Announced and Make Debut at 12th BJIFF 2022-08-10
- Pitching Projects Shortlisted for Final-round Roadshow and Negotiation at the 12th BJIFF 2022-07-30
- Beijing Film Market | First-round Selection Results and Jury of BJIFF 2022 Project Pitches Announced 2022-07-08
- Beijing Film Market｜The 11th Beijing International Film Festival Shooting of Shortlisted Pitching Project Fake Bro Kicks off 2022-06-14
- BJIFF with You through the Great 2021 2022-01-12
- Project Pitches Winner One and Four Takes You into Mysterious Western World 2021-12-23
- Registration for the 12th BJIFF Project Pitches Launched to Create New Chapter in Light and Shadow 2021-12-14
- A Promising Future Ahead: Project Pitches Awards Ceremony at the 11th BJIFF Successfully Concluded 2021-09-28
- Project Pitches Session 1 (Part One, Morning) 2021-09-24