Overview of the 13th Beijing International Film Festival
The BJIFF was founded in 2011. Pursuing the principle of “Share the Screen, Shape the Future” and the value concept of “Beauty in Variety, Harmony in Diversity”, it has developed its unique orientation and style of “Master, Mass and Market” and evolved now into one of the most internationally influential annual large-scale cultural events in Beijing.
The 13th BJIFF is guided by the China Film Administration, hosted by China Media Group and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, and organized by the Beijing Municipal Film Administration, the Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, Beijing Radio & Television Station (BRTV), the Huairou District People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, and Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited. Under the theme of “Sharing Culture, Shared Future”, the 13th edition will run in Beijing from April 22 to 29, 2023, featuring the Competition Section, Tiantan Award, Opening Ceremony, Beijing Film Panorama, Theme Forum, Beijing Film Market, Film Carnival, Beijing College Student Film Festival, Closing & Awards Ceremony, “Film+”, as well as corresponding events and activities. Among them, most of the activities such as the Competition Section, Tiantan Award, Opening & Closing Ceremonies, forums, and Film Carnival will be held in Huairou District, along with the Beijing Film Market at Langyuan Station and the Beijing College Student Film Festival at Beijing Normal University and its Zhuhai Campus.
Guided by Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, the 13th BJIFF will thoroughly act on the major strategic plan of promoting cultural self-confidence and self-improvement and creating new glories of socialist culture. In response to China’s prevention and control measures for Class B infectious diseases, the physical edition of the festival will be fully resumed. The highest standards will be followed to fully organize a comprehensively improved professional, market-oriented, and international event, tell China’s stories well, bring together quality films from all over the world, and gather industrial resources at home and abroad. For the event, we will offer a Chinese approach to play a vital role in supporting the building of China into a film powerhouse and Beijing into a national cultural hub, to advance the coordinated development of world cinema, and to build a community with a shared future for mankind.