On April 21 to 29, 2023, the Forward Future Section will be unveiled at the 13th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF). For the purposes of "discovering the new filmmakers around the globe in China's view and encouraging originals on the new wave of films in the world", the section strives to highlight the cultural connotations of films in various forms and boost the exchange and communication among young filmmakers all over the world. All the first or second feature films are welcomed regardless of genre, type or style.
A total of nearly 500 films from over 60 countries and regions received this year are to be reviewed by a jury composed of five world-renowned filmmakers, with Pema Tseden, a Chinese director as the president, Qi Xi, a Chinese actress, Li Miao, a Chinese art director, Kôji Fukada, a Japanese director, and Corinne Bopp, a French producer as members. 16 films will be shortlisted to compete for seven honors, namely "Best Film", "Best Director", "Best Screenplay", "Best Actress", "Best Actor", "Best Artistic Contribution" and "Jury Special Mention".
No great success was ever achieved without nothing and failure. At the very first day of career, every director tries to tell their own stories instead of depicting the world, just starting from their first feature film, and then the second and the third and so on. With the growing skills and maturing style, they could write down the most fascinating chapter of their own. The jury, at the Forward Future Section, is going to great lengths to discover all talented new filmmakers and their brilliant works.
- Call For Entry： The 14th Beijing International Film Festival 2023-09-27
- Deepest Condolence for Director Pema Tseden 2023-05-09
- Love Found Love Lost, Winner of the Jury Special Mention in the Forward Future Section, is Opening in Theaters Nationwide on May 19 2023-05-05
- Winners of Honorary Award Categories for 13th BJIFF—Forward Future that Young Filmmakers Around World Vie for Announced 2023-04-29
- Official Selection of Forward Future Section Announced: When Spring Comes, Young Swallows to Soar into Sky 2023-04-13
- Film Dreams to Feast Your Eyes: 13th BJIFF Joins Hands with A.R.T. Again to Focus on Forward Future Section 2023-04-13
- Jury Members of the Forward Future Section Unveiled, Experienced Filmmakers to Boost Emerging Film Talents 2023-04-09
- Call For Entry： The 13th Beijing International Film Festival 2022-11-01
- 12th BJIFF “Forward Future” Honors Are Presented—Global Young Filmmakers Compete for Honors 2022-08-19
- Enjoy “Fantastic” Films in Forward Future Section for “Future” Feast 2022-08-17