During the Spring Festival period of 2023, more than 100 million went to the cinema, hitting the second highest gross box office ever. On top of it, in February after the Spring Festival period, the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, Where the Wind Blows, A Guilty Conscience and English Vinglish were announced to be released, offering more diversified viewing choices for moviegoers. Meanwhile, 15 Chinese films were shortlisted in sections of the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival. In particular, The Shadowless Tower, directed by Zhang Lv, and animation Art College 1994 were shortlisted in the Competition section, significantly boosting the morale of Chinese filmmakers. The great beginning of the film market seems to tell us the “good timing” everyone’s been waiting for is around the corner. Though excited, we start thinking and question, “How could I rise with the wind?” How can I get my film to the market and meet the audience at home and abroad?
That’s what the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) Market Screenings is for—a transaction platform for Chinese and foreign film industries. The 13th BJIFF Market Screenings will continue to open to films with commercial and artistic values in need of assistance, serve as the bridge linking domestic and international film industry chains, and promote prosperity of China’s film industry.
Since its launch in 2020, we have selected 30 outstanding films in various genres, such as suspense, drama, fantasy, romance, history and youth, and have assisted in addressing multi-dimensional needs of each film in terms of access to industry financing, post-production, promotion and distribution, copyright sales and other aspects. Especially, the River of Salvation and Fast and Feel Love have reached cooperation in domestic/international distribution.
Nevertheless, with bricks, it takes action to build houses; with ladder, it takes steps to aim high. If you are upholding a dream, why don’t you act and apply for the Market Screenings of the 13th BJIFF Beijing Film Market, and expect acclaim from the market and audience?
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