The Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) was founded in 2011. Under the principle of "Share the Screen, Shape the Future", the BJIFF has experienced a process of strong start, leapfrog development, international presence and all-round upgrading, and developed its unique orientation and style of "Master, Mass and Market". The BJIFF has been growing in the level of guests, the popularity of entries, the degree of pitching project incubation, the wide range of trading factors at the film market and the attention to film forums, master classes and industry conservations. As a major platform for international exchanges, a barometer of the film market, an incubator of rising stars and new works, and a new cultural brand of Beijing, the BJIFF has become one of Beijing's most influential annual cultural events, and played an irreplaceable role in the development of China's film industry.
Guided by China Film Administration, hosted by China Media Group and the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, organized by the Beijing Municipal Film Administration, the Beijing Municipal Radio and Television Bureau, Beijing Radio & Television Station, the Huairou District People's Government of Beijing Municipality and Beijing Enterprises Group Company Limited, the 12th BJIFF is scheduled to take place from August 13 to 20, 2022 under the theme of "United We Advance".
Based on the previous experience of "Online BJIFF”, the 12th Beijing International Film Festival will be held as usual in the online and offline manner with multiple events and activities such as the "Tiantan Award", Red Carpet and the Opening Ceremony, Beijing Film Panorama, Theme Forum, Beijing Film Market, Forward Future Section, Film Carnival, Beijing College Student Film Festival, Closing & Awards Ceremony and Film +activities.
On the basis of normalized COVID-19 prevention and control, the 12th BJIFF will actively get integrated into the new development paradigm to improve the quality of relevant activities and focus on film works with well-organized guest invitation and events so as to establish a film highland, boost industrial development, stimulate creative vitality and meet the spiritual and cultural needs of the people.