Tiantan Award is the official competition section of the BJIFF. Its aim is to discover and present recent outstanding films from across the globe, and encourage diversity in cinema. Tiantan Award each year comprises a total of 15 shortlisted films. During the festival, a seven-member jury will watch the shortlisted films and select the films and filmmakers to be awarded in ten categories.


Tiantan Award includes 10 award categories: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Music and Best Visual Effects.


The 11th Beijing International Film Festival Tiantan Award will be held in 2021, Beijing, China.


Tiantan Award 2021 continues to invite outstanding films around the globe to participate in this section. After selections, 15 films are selected to compete for awards. Tiantan Award International Jury consists of 7 prestigious and leading figures in global film industry to decide the awards. The winners of these awards will be announced at the Closing & Awards Ceremony of the 11th BJIFF.