BCSFF SPECIAL to Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary—Establish Ourselves Towards the Light
Beijing College Student Film Festival (BCSFF) returns this spring. Since 1993, the BCSFF has been devoted to involving youth power in the development of Chinese cinema through its distinctive features of “Organized by College Students, Enjoyed by College Students, Filmed by College Students, Appraised by College Students” with an emphasis on youth, academics, and openness.
Beijing College Student Film Festival is about to celebrate its 30th birthday in the warm spring.
Establish ourselves towards the light on the 30th anniversary.
Light creates the atmosphere, integrates feelings, and forms the focus to demonstrate passion for films.
Light illuminates the universe and turns on the dysprosium lamp to guide the journey ahead.
Light enables navigation and fosters optimism to express ardent expectations for future films.
Since April 23, the BCSFF has specially launched four events to commemorate its 30th anniversary, presenting a visual and audio feast.
Special event of the 30th BCSFF
Academic Forum on “Establish Ourselves Towards the Light: Three Decades of Chinese Cinema and a New Chinese Path to Modernization”
The BCSFF has evolved in tandem with Chinese cinema for 30 years since its inception in 1993. To revisit the classics and look into the future, this year’s BCSFF launched the forum on “Establish Ourselves Towards the Light: Three Decades of Chinese Cinema and a New Chinese Path to Modernization”, which includes the main forum of “Talk on Modernization of Chinese Films” and the parallel session of “Chinese Films and Youth Literature and Art Criticism”. Members of industry associations, film and television practitioners and academic experts will reflect on the stirring 30 years of Chinese cinema, discuss fresh ideas for propelling Chinese cinema to a new level of high-quality development, and contribute to building China’s strength in films and culture.
Time: April 25, 2023
Venue: Hall B2, Beijing Time Museum
BCSFF Online Film Screening to Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary—Develop Together with Chinese Cinema
This year’s BCSFF will cooperate with Youku, a video hosting service, to organize the online themed screenings on the 30-year-old BCSFF. The films are selected from the BCSFF’s excellent works created over the past 30 years as a treat for cinema aficionados.
During the themed screening period, you can watch films on the list for free on Youku. Please stay tuned for the film list.
Let’s enjoy the movie feast online.
BCSFF Retrospective to Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary—Look Back at Three Decades of Evolution
A retrospective exhibition bringing together printed historical materials and videos is specially organized for the visitors to learn about the 30-year history of the BCSFF. The exhibition features precious archives including photos of previous events, planning documents and relevant news reports, BCSFF mascots, posters and special issues, and books.
Time: April 25 - April 30, 2023
Venue: 1st floor, Drum Tower, Dongcheng District
BCSFF Documentary Film, Establish Ourselves Towards the Light, to Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary
The “BCSFF Documentary Film, Establish Ourselves Towards the Light, to Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary” will feature oral history interviews with the leaders of the Organizing Committee, Secretary-general, partners, honorary filmmakers, and representative outstanding graduates who have participated in the BCSFF over the past 30 years as well as the filming of documentary. It will include a retrospective on the BCSFF’s founding, history and evolution, as well as an account of the outstanding talents nurtured by the BCSFF, the relationship between well-known filmmakers and the BCSFF, etc. It will showcase the glorious 30-year history of the BCSFF, highlighting its important value and worth in the modernization process of Chinese cinema.
Duration: 10-15 minutes for each part of oral history short films, 90 minutes for documentary film;
Date for release: The oral history short films will be released on BCSFF’s accounts on new media platforms as from May, and the documentary feature film will be broadcast on video websites, etc. in June.
Through the special activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the BCSFF from April 23 to May 4, visitors can review the glorious history of the BCSFF, savor the power of youth in cinema, and have a trip down memory lane regarding cinema.