2019 Beijing International Film Festival

2019-04-06 10:38 GMT+8

After seven days of citywide events, film screenings, star-studded forums, and deal signing ceremonies, the 9th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) concluded on Saturday, with the top Tiantan Award for Best Feature Film going to Danish film A Fortunate Man.

2019-04-20 23:08 GMT+8

Gifts, flowers and countless kisses… that's how India's biggest Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) was greeted at Beijing International Airport on Wednesday by his Chinese fans, many of whom had traveled over 2,500 kilometers from northwest China's Xinjiang Autonomous Regions to catch a glimpse of their favorite celebrity.

2019-04-18 10:18 GMT+8

There was a time when “Internet Plus” was the buzzword for every entrepreneur in China. Optimism on the topic was pervasive, as many thought it was a vital driver in changing conventional industries.

2019-04-18 20:01 GMT+8

Better audiences can facilitate the healthy development of art and the film industry by supervising, appreciating and criticizing it.

2019-04-16 11:05 GMT+8

The real exciting part of the story is just being written, Chris Bremble, founder and CEO of Emmy Award-winning visual effects company Base FX, told CGTN as he spoke about the future of China's visual effects industry during the ninth Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF).

2019-04-21 12:35 GMT+8

Feathery powder had settled on the roof of the traditional Chinese dwelling, covering the surrounding bamboo shoots. The stone walkway leading to the house's entrance was also dusted with snow, while wild plants jutting out from the rocky walls bent under the weight of snowflakes. The courtyard was a vision in white – but it didn't feel quite right.

2019-04-20 10:52 GMT+8

I am a big Netflix fan. In their latest production “Love, Death and Robot,” an incredible fictional world beyond everyone's imagination is created.

2019-04-19 16:37 GMT+8

For a time, China used to lead in stop-motion animations - a type of animation that is captured one frame at a time, with on-screen characters or objects carefully manipulated to create an illusion of movement during playback. 

2019-04-15 17:11 GMT+8

Merci beaucoup, said Sophie Marceau in tears, after she volunteered to serve as the witness to a spontaneous marriage proposal by one of her Chinese fans. It was a really touching moment, she said, Better than in the movies.

2019-04-17 12:44 GMT+8

Simon West, a Hollywood-based British film director and producer, will release his first Chinese-language movie Sky Fire later this year.

2019-04-12 17:54 GMT+8

China is home to the world's highest number of cinephiles. 

2019-04-14 09:32 GMT+8

Chinese fans of sci-fi films were excited after organizers of the 2019 Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) unveiled a list of its special screenings this year, among which included screening the classic sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey in IMAX theaters.

2019-04-10 08:46 GMT+8

Arthouse films are making waves in China. The Oscar-winning film Roma is expected to hit Chinese cinemas in May.

2019-04-16 17:24 GMT+8

Cinema is the only art form that is dependent on technology, said Andy Waltz, the managing director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in the U.S., as he stressed the power of technology in film production during the International Digital Cinema Technology Forum on Tuesday. 

2019-04-17 10:34 GMT+8

On April 16, the second viewing of the film 3 Seconds at the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) took place. Du Liang, a young Chinese director, attended the post-screening seminar as presenter of the film. He shared what he knew about the backstory of the film's creation.

2019-04-18 07:55 GMT+8

There are no bad students, but only bad teachers, says the character of Naina Mathur in the Indian comedy-drama Hichki (My Teacher with Hiccups) played by Bollywood superstar Rani Mukerji. The message and the movie got full marks from the Chinese audience in October last year, when it became the only Indian film with a solo female lead to earn over 120 million yuan (17.8 million U.S. dollars) at the Chinese box office.

2019-04-14 19:20 GMT+8

I am excited to get this DOP (director of production) award to Nikhil S Praveen, he truly deserves this award, said acclaimed Indian filmmaker Jayaraj in an exclusive interview with CGTN Digital after his film Fear won the prestigious Tiantan Award for best cinematography at the 9th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) in Beijing on Saturday. 

2019-04-17 12:26 GMT+8

Lights, camera, action…and a social message! A dexterous package of emotion, drama, humor, and of course, flamboyant dancing with actors flawlessly lip syncing on, often unnecessary, over the top songs. In India, we call it typical Bollywood masala movie (a mix of different spices). And with this ultimate recipe, the multi-billion-dollar Hindi film industry has won millions of fans worldwide. 

2019-04-10 23:22 GMT+8

It's all about speed when it comes to ticket-snatching for the yearly Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF).

2019-04-02 22:57 GMT+8

The first batch of 100 film screenings for the main event at this year's Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) was unveiled on Thursday. 

2019-03-22 10:09 GMT+8

As part of Beijing's film festival, the annual Film Carnival kicked off on Sunday at the Huairou Film and Television Industry Park in northeast Beijing.

2019-04-15 17:05 GMT+8

Ai Dianshu, a retired education official, from Pingdu in east China's Shandong Province loves to hum his favorite song Awara Hoon… from the 1951 Indian classic Awara. 

2019-04-08 22:18 GMT+8

We are just a little over a week away from this year's Beijing International Film Festival. The event's 9th edition officially opens next Sunday, with a focus on the latest technology. 

2019-04-05 20:02 GMT+8

Thank you for validating this film Andhadhun (Piano Player), our effort was to make an interesting gem, it is such a beautiful surprise that it has done so well in China. Thank you for your love, said popular Indian actor Ayushmann Khurrana in a special message for his Chinese fans while speaking exclusively with CGTN Digital. 

2019-04-23 13:59 GMT+8

After seven-day grand celebration of world cinema, the 9th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) finally dropped its curtains on Saturday. Several popular movie stars adorned the red carpet. The winners for prestigious Tiantan Awards were also announced during the closing ceremony.

2019-04-20 23:11 GMT+8

A total of 15 films have been shortlisted for the Tiantan Awards at the ninth Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) which opened on April 13. 

2019-04-19 15:44 GMT+8

Some filmmakers are good at making thrillers, others focus on exploring historical subjects. For director Wu Nan, topics related to people's everyday life interest and inspire her.

2019-04-20 20:00 GMT+8

American film director Robert Minkoff has been tapped to chair the international competition jury of this year's Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), and during an interview with CGTN, he said that he is excited to take the role as the chief of the jury.

2019-04-17 10:55 GMT+8

Iranian director Majid Majidi, whose movie Children of Heaven became the first Iranian film nominated for an Academy Award in 1999, is one of seven jury members at the 9th Beijing International Film Festival. 

2019-04-15 18:08 GMT+8

The ninth Beijing International Film Festival kicked off at the State Production Base of the China Film Group in northern Beijing on Saturday evening. The annual event is sponsored by China Media Group (CMG) and the Beijing municipal government, under the supervision of the State Film Administration.

2019-04-14 12:58 GMT+8

‍Come April, China's capital city will once again become a carnival of the cinematic arts as the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) returns for its ninth year.

2019-04-12 11:30 GMT+8

Six-decades after world-renowned Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray's iconic Apu trilogy made an indelible mark in world of cinema, the complete ensemble of his three path-breaking films – Pather Panchali (Song of the Road), Aparajito (The Unvanquished) and Apur Sansar (The world of Apu) – hit the big screens again in China at the ninth Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF).

2019-04-13 16:10 GMT+8

The 9th Beijing International Film Festival is just around the corner. This year's event has a core sub-section called “Legend of Jin Yong”, in honor of prestigious Chinese martial arts novelist Louis Cha Leung-yung, better known by his pen name Jin Yong, who passed away last year. It will feature six iconic Wuxia films based on his novels, which will be shown at the Beijing Film Panorama. 

2019-04-09 13:35 GMT+8

It is a tradition for the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) to have a jury made with judges from diverse cultures and backgrounds, and two days before this year's event kicks off, the jury finally gathered in Beijing to make their appearance in front of journalists covering the event.

2019-04-12 21:50 GMT+8

The ninth Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) is just around the corner.

2019-04-08 08:49 GMT+8

In springtime, come to Beijing to watch best films! – This has been more than a slogan of the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) as it also speaks of the eagerness of movie lovers in China's capital city and across the country.

2019-04-01 08:09 GMT+8