Opening and Closing
Dream with Lights and Inspire with Films: BVLGARI Supports Outstanding Female Directors Selected for BJIFF TALENTS
The Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) has always been providing supports for young directors; BVLGARI values the female power and pays more attention to the exploration of young women's power. This year, the BJIFF and BVLGARI join hands to support two outstanding female directors selected for BJIFF TALENTS. The short film production under the theme of “Women Inspiration” will fully provide creative space for the two directors and inspire their unlimited potential. To convey the female power through the expression of short films.
Record images and Her Times
Poster of short film Her Times
Jin Ziyi, an independent film director, graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) as a major of film directing. Her work White Horses, Silver Mine was shortlisted at many film festivals at home and abroad, such as the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico and Beijing International Short Film Film (BISFF). The feature film project Under the Sign of Saturn was shortlisted for the Project Pitches section at the 2021 ONE International Women's Film Festival (ONEIWFF).
Director Jin Ziyi
With her unique perspective and style, director Jin Ziyi creates a story about a woman who residents in a coffee shop where she works. The woman, seemingly a barista only, is full of dreams of being an actress. However, the life and reality keep herself far away from her dreams till she witnesses an art performance, which ignites her desire for creation. Her Times aims to showcase the inner struggles of women before difficulties, and the encouragement to face the life with smile through the expression of dance art, so as to convey to the inner tenacity of women to the audience.
Footage photo of Her Times
Enjoy the Lights and Shadows with Not Just A Dinner
Poster of short film Not Just A Dinner
Huang Shasha graduated from Nanjing University with a degree in Radio and Television Journalism and ESEC with a degree in Documentary Directing. Her debut short film The Water Will Carry Us won the Special Mention of the Jury of the International Competition section at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography awards at the Pollino Film Fest, and the Special Recommendation Award from the Selection Committee of the Chinese Youth Film Week.
Director Huang Shasha
She returns to her hometown, the Nanxi River basin, to product the short film Not Just A Dinner. The same landscape with different stories and the subjective emotions constantly changing and flowing in objective time witness the birth of a new story. She adopts a poetic and fantastic way to present a "roaming" return to the source this time. Through the encounters between several women of different ages in the film, she presents the discussion on women-related topics and the emotional connection. And she also hopes that this short film will help the audience slow down, immerse themselves inside, reveal their own memories and find the gentle and firm strength.
Footage photo of Not Just A Dinner
The two short films will be presented to the public in the Market Screenings section of the 13th BJIFF to highlight the outstanding strength of young female directors and inspire the creative enthusiasm of more young female filmmakers for film creation.
The 13th BJIFF will also join hands with BVLGARI to create multiple events, such as the BVLGARI Party at the BIJFF opening ceremony, BVLGARI · Conversations Forum and BVLGARI · Journey to Italian Film Themed Screening. Compose gorgeous chapter and display bright dreams. In this spring, the BJIFF will join hands with BVLGARI to interpret the encounter between jewelry and films. Please stay tuned.