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The Art of Light and Shadow Keeps us Company: Mashup of Films Shortlisted for Tiantan Award
From Tibetan Plateau to Altiplano, from grassland in Inner Mongolia to Anatolia;
From Swiss watchmaking to traditional Yue Opera in Jiangsu and Zhejiang Province, from entrance exam to onboarding growth.
The films shortlisted for this year’s Tiantan Award showcase how filmmakers from 16 different countries and regions deal with the world, and issues they are concerned about.
The issues arise from social reality, historical legacy, exploration of mankind’s relationship, or self-questioning of souls.
Individual experience and thoughts are translated into frames of motion picture. The films contain infinite energy, and shapes artistic energy into golden trophies in the film pantheon.
The vitality of a film festival lies in its competition section. The films shortlisted for this year’s Tiantan Award revitalize the BJIFF from different dimensions. 
The magic art of light and shadow walk us through the world, universe, past and future.
But more importantly, it takes us on a journey of the “heart” despite constantly changing space and time.
Inheritance of classics, and advocacy for inclusiveness.
The light and shadow keep us company.
The final winners of the 10 awards of the 12th BJIFF “Tiantan Award” will be announced on August 20 at the Closing & Awards Ceremony. Please stay tuned.
Let’s celebrate the film feast, plan development of films, and make a win-win future for films together.