Opening and Closing
Time: August 20, 2022
Venue: Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention & Exhibition Center
2022 marks the year of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China as well as the 20th anniversary of China's film industrialization reform. The BJIFF this year is themed with “United We Advance” to reveal the confidence and determination of Chinese filmmakers to advance in the same direction with the CPC to realize the dream of building a film power and promote the high-quality development of Chinese films; meanwhile, it also expresses the wish of Chinese film industry to unite and cooperate with the world films to overcome the difficulties together.
The closing & awards ceremony of the 12th BJIFF will be held in Huairou on August 20, 2022. The BJIFF has always been committed to improving the effectiveness of international communication and showing the cultural soft power and international influence of Chinese films. The “Tiantan Award” at the closing ceremony will pay tribute to the filmmakers with four touching stories themed with passion, value, anonymity and faith. The visual sense, ritual, original song creation and other means will be adopted to upgrade the sense of grand hall and ritual, so as to create an all-round film feast. The film festival this year will always focus on the strategic positioning of the advanced cultural capital with the socialism of Chinese characteristics, contribute to promote the construction of national cultural center and improve the functional construction of the international exchange center. By making good use of the heritage of the Winter Olympics, strengthening the international expression and the tech-powered film development, the BJIFF will resolutely implement the instruction spirit of "making the BJIFF an important platform for establishing a film highland, boosting industrial development and stimulating creativity”, so as to polish the golden signboard of "China Film Capital” from the aspects of internationality, professionalism, marketability and public benefit.
The BJIFF has become an annual carnival for all the film fans. Just as the sincere message sent to the BJIFF by Li Xuejian, the jury president this year says, ”I would like to write a centennial love letter for the BJIFF and make friends with the audience through film characters.” The filmmakers will feed back to the public with their art and seek for the future of film industry with their original aspiration, sincerity and perseverance.
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