Opening and Closing
Sparkling and Dazzling: Red Carpet at the 13th BJIFF
To embrace the sparking moments, on April 21, the Red Carpet for the 13th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) at the Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center welcomed over 200 Chinese and foreign filmmakers and guests to fulfil our promise—"Let’s enjoy the Best Films in Beijing this Spring”. This grand event was also broadcasted online via btime.com, People’s Daily client, China Daily (New Media), CHINADAILY.COM.CN, yangshipin.cn, and iQIYI, to lead all the film fans all over the world to join the filmmakers at the shining moments of the charming 13th BJIFF.
Chinese director Zhang Yimou, Jury President of Tiantan Award, Stanley Kwan, famous director from Hong Kong, China, Nadav Lapid, Israeli director, Pimpaka Towira, Thai director, Zhang Songwen, Chinese actor, and Zhou Dongyu, Chinese actress, first appeared on the Red Carpet to raise the curtain for the event. Jury member, Fernando E. Juan Lima, President of Mar del Plata International Film Festival, who sent greetings online.
Jury of Tiantan Award
The cast & crew of Be Friend My Mom appeared at the Red Carpet.
Cast & crew of Be Friend My Mom
The cast & crew of Godspeed appeared at the Red Carpet.
Cast & crew of Godspeed
The Cast & crew of another blockbuster The Great War were also present at the Red Carpet. This highly-anticipated magnum opus, jointly created by these superstars and great filmmakers, demonstrates the great deeds of the heroic People's Volunteer Army in the War to Resist the U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea.
Cast & crew of The Great War
The cast & crew of The Legend appeared at the Red Carpet. It is worth mentioning that this film is also a sequel to the classical film The Myth.
Cast & crew of The Legend
The cast & crew of Beijing 2022, the opening film for the 13th BJIFF jointly provided by Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and International Olympic Committee, also appeared at the Red Carpet.
Cast & crew of Beijing 2022
The shortlists for the 13th BJIFF Tiantan Award, including the debut films by young directors and new works from renowned directors, also attended the event, of which the cast & crew of Ciao, Lost in the Stars, and The Shadowless Tower appeared at the Red Carpet.
Cast & crew of Ciao
Cast & crew of Lost in the Stars
Present at the Red Carpet were also the cast & crew of The Procurator, New GG Bond Movie: Super Race, Liangshan Blackhawk, She is Prettier than Fireworks, Moonstruck, One and Four, The TunPu, Legend of the Ocean, Wave of All Flesh, Lost Love, Vital Sign, Cai Wenji Returns to Her Homeland, The Gathering of Heroes Borrowing the Easterly, Break Out, A Second, Yesterday Once More, Women on the Verge, A Summer Trip, The Little Horsewhip, The Capture and Release of Cao Cao, We are Forever, and The Coldest City, as well as the Wandering Earth II, a blockbuster during the Spring Festival, also appeared at the Red Carpet.
Chen Duling from The TunPu
Cast & crew of The Coldest City
To live with this beautiful dream of films, a lot of sparking stars also attended at the Red Carpet, they are Peter Chan, President of the Final Jury for Project Pitches, Pema Tseden, President of the International Jury of "Forward Future" Section with jury members Corinne Bopp, Li Miao, Qi Xi, and Koji Fukada; Sun Yi, volunteer ambassador with volunteers Zhou Dinglun, Kun Duzi, and Eniwar; Fabien Gorgeart, winner of Best Director Award at the 12th BJIFF Tiantan Award; Tan Zhuo, 13th BJIFF Artistic Innovation Promotion Ambassador and Initiator of new Movement; Shen Qilan, Curator of Master’s Image Display--Poesie of Illusions, with Song Dong, introducer of the display; Wang Zhi, promoter of Chinese films for the 13th BJIFF and Gao Ye, promoter of shortlists for Tiantan Award; Wang Meng, star ambassadors for the Flying Plan—2023 BJIFF Filmmaker Frisbee Invitational Tournament, and Liang Jingkang and Hong Yao, super star ambassadors for the Flying Plan; Li Meng, jury member of ReelFocus and Lai Kuan-lin, ambassador of ReelFocus.
International Jury of Forward Future section
Bai Baihe, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Jin Chen, Lan Tianqi, Leanne Lee, Liu Yuxin, Gülnezer Bextiyar, Shan Yichun, Wu Gang, Wong Cho Lam, and Lisa Ono also made stroke a pose on the Red Carpet. Bai Baihe and Liu Yuxin made a joint performance of the 13th BJIFF’s promotional song Remember When, which paid tribute to the filmmakers and the grand BJIFF. A group of scientists from Huairou Science Town was also invited to the Red Carpet as a call for the high-quality development for China’s film industry.
Lan Tianqi, Bai Baihe, Liu Yuxin
Stars gathered here to illuminate a bring future of the film industry. Following the opening of the 13th BJIFF on April 22, a series of events & activities will be unveiled, such as the Competition Section, Tiantan Award, the Opening Ceremony, Beijing Film Panorama, Theme Forum, Beijing Film Market, Film Carnival, Beijing College Student Film Festival, Closing & Awards Ceremony, and "Film +" section, all of which are dedicated to injecting new impetus into the development of the film industry at home and abroad, building a bridge of communication between and among various civilizations with excellent and high-quality films, and creating a warm and exciting future with the world's filmmakers in this beautiful spring! Let's look forward to this grand event of film that brings together the light of dreams and love!