Beijing’s int’l Film festival
Beijing’s int’l Film festival

A total of 2,329 films from 105 countries and regions have registered to take part in the screenings and award ceremony, with 1,964 foreign films and 365 produced in China.

Beijing’s int’l Film festival
Beijing’s int’l Film festival

A total of 500 films have been picked for audiences in Beijing, where about 1,000 showings will be launched in 25 cinemas and five universities. A preview of this year’s film selection will begin on April 8 and showings will last until the last day of the festival on the 23.

This year’s selections feature 20 themes including “China story,” “window to Asia,” “power of writing” and “maiden works.”

Last year, more than 300 films were screened during the fifth BJIFF, which generated over 13.8 billion yuan (about 2.2 billion U.S. dollars) in contracts.

Source: Xinhua

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