Market Screening Started on the First Day with Appearance of Representatives from “ASEAN Guest of Honor” Project
The Market Screenings of Beijing Film Market at the 12th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) kicked off at 10:00AM on August 16, 2022!
A dozen of films from ten countries were selected in the Market Screening, covering a variety of types and themes such as love, fantasy, history and youth. During the 12th BJIFF, excellent films from various countries were screened in three days. The Market Screening aims to discover and promote the outstanding films by young directors, provide a market access for these films and enhance the communication between and among film markets around the world, thereby activating the prosperity of the global film industry.
On the first day, a total of four films in different types were released to buyers and attendees at Beijing Film Market, including the anti-war film SCH?CHTEN-A RETRIBUTION from Austria, the feature film In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower from China, also a WIP project of BJIFF, and the romantic comedy Get Him Girl from Thailand, and the feature film A Longing for light in Amstel from Indonesia. From 10:00AM to 6:30PM, the representatives of the producers, buyers and attendees present showed great interest in the form and content of the Market Screening.
This year, Beijing Film Market had another successful cooperation with ASEAN-China Centre on “ASEAN Guest of Honor” Project to screen two ASEAN films. Representatives from Indonesian, Philippine and Thai embassies in China and ASEAN-China Centre watched the films on site.
At 2:00PM, right before the screening of Get Him Girl, Mrs. Natthira Krasaesarn, Minister-Counsellor of the Royal Thai Embassy, Beijing, first gave heartfelt remarks to the film. In her words, she likes BJIFF very much and always hopes that Thai films could be successfully screened at BJIFF Market Screening, with an aim to achieve mutual introduction of films from both countries. It is an important opportunity to promote historical and cultural exchanges between the two peoples. She welcomed Chinese filmmakers to Thailand for film production and experience Thai history, culture and local customs.
At 4:00PM, Indonesian Ambassador Djauhari Oratmangun delivered a pre-screening speech for the Indonesian film Longing for light in Amstel. He said that the comprehensive strategic partnership between China and ASEAN countries has been formally established and consolidated; the two sides should pay attention to the latest development of the film industry on both sides, and conduct all-round film exchange and cooperation through various forms to jointly promote the prosperity of the film industry of both sides.
This year’s Market Screening will last until August 18. We hope that more films could be seen by the market and the audience. The Market Screening of BJIFF Beijing Film Market will continue to focus on the development of the film industry, and build channels and bridges for better exchange and cooperation of outstanding filmmakers with high-quality works!