This morning, the Organizing Committee of the 12th Beijing International Film Festival held a press conference to announce that this year's Beijing Film Festival will be held in Beijing from August 13 to August 20, 2022.

The theme of this year's film festival is "One Heart, One Heart", and filmmakers will work together to engrave the extraordinary development process with new atmosphere and new emotion.

  The 12th Beijing Film Festival is directed by the State Film Administration, sponsored by the Central Radio and Television Station, Beijing Municipal People's Government, Beijing Municipal Film Bureau, Beijing Radio and Television Bureau, Beijing Radio and Television, Beijing Huairou District People's Government, Beijing Enterprises Group Co., Ltd. undertakes.

  The nine main sections are brilliant

  This year, the number of films registered for the "Temple of Heaven Award" worldwide reached 1,450, an increase of 63% compared with last year. Among them, a total of 1,193 foreign films came from 88 countries and regions, with rich themes and excellent works.

The finalist films are: Turkey/Poland/Germany/Denmark co-production "Anatolian Leopard", American film "Jenny Hotline", Thai film "Speed ​​and Love", French film "Full Time", Chinese film "Hai De" The End is Prairie, the Indian film "Jay Beam", the Chinese film "Back to Tibet", the Chinese film "Chasing the Moon", the Indian film "Indian Assassin", the Chinese film "Mom!"

", Finnish film "A Blind Man Who Wouldn't Watch "Titanic", German/Iraq/Qatar co-production film "Entrance Exam", French film "Real Family", Spanish film "Good Boss", Swiss film "Swing" , Bolivia/Uruguay/France co-production film "Our Homeland".

  The chairman of the jury of this year's "Tiantan Award" is Li Xuejian, a famous Chinese actor, and the other six members of the jury are Chinese director Guo Fan, British director Cowens, Argentine director Lucezia Martell, and Italian director Michelangelo F. Lan Martino, Chinese actor Qin Hailu and Chinese director and actor Wu Jing.

  This year's Beijing Film Festival activities include the "Tiantan Award" award, opening ceremony and red carpet ceremony, Beijing screening, Beijing planning and theme forum, Beijing market, film carnival, college student film festival, closing ceremony and award ceremony, "Film +" nine major events The main section, and continue to cooperate with iQIYI to hold the two-week "Beijing Film Festival on the Cloud" online.

  This year marks the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. The Beijing International Film Festival and the Hong Kong International Film Festival have carried out in-depth cooperation. At the opening ceremony, the two film festivals will release a cooperation agreement to strengthen the training and exchanges of young filmmakers from the two places.

Filmmakers from the two places will express their confidence and determination in the win-win cooperation between Beijing and Hong Kong films and promote the high-quality development of Chinese films.

  On August 20, at the closing ceremony of the 12th Beijing International Film Festival, the ten major awards of the "Temple of Heaven Award" were grandly announced, ushering in a highlight moment for outstanding filmmakers.

  The first "Beach Screening" in Qinhuangdao

  This year's "Beijing Screening" of the Beijing Film Festival selects more than 100 outstanding Chinese and foreign film works, which will be screened from August 12 to 21, 2022.

  The high-profile "Tiantan Award" shortlisted films and "Focus on the Future" shortlisted films will meet fans at the "Beijing Screening", and specially curated to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland. Power" section, showing the latest remastered editions of Hong Kong's latest and classic films.

Watching a movie is the most "romantic thing". This year's "Beijing Screening" also held a "Beach Screening" event on the blue coast of Qinhuangdao City, Hebei Province.

  In addition, the key screening films include: the retrospective exhibition of representative works of Greek film master Theo Angelopoulos, the newly released Japanese high-profile animation work "King of Dogs" in 2022 and the award-winning work "Al Callas", "Volcano Love", "A Little Thought", and the latest digitally restored versions of film history classics such as "Antoine Pentalogy", "The Last Waltz" and "Moonrise".

  This year, iQIYI's "Northern Film Festival on Clouds" will continue to innovate and upgrade.

The scale of the film festival is nearly 100, and 9 units are set up, including "Special Exhibition · Welcome to the 20th National Congress", "Special Exhibition · 'Tiantan Award' Review of the Works of the Chairman of the Jury", "First Perspective", "Argentina Film Week", and "New Wave of the Internet". .

  "Film Power Forum" Suggestions and Suggestions

  This year's Beijing Planning and Theme Forum series of activities are led by the theme of building a powerful film country to help the healthy and high-quality development of China's film industry.

The "Film Power Forum" focuses on playing a macro-guidance role.

The theme of the opening forum is "Forging a New Journey - Light and Shadow Keep Burning Dreams of the Future"; the themes of the other two forums are "Exploration, Pursuit and Creation of 'Peak' Film Works" and "Innovation and Improvement of Film Criticism in the New Era" , focusing on the two key issues of film development, film peak creation and film criticism, and exchange views on wonderful creations and film and television reviews.

  As the wind vane of the film industry, the Beijing market has always assumed an important function of promoting industrial services, focusing on the latest developments in the frontier of the industry and exploring the latest trends in the development of the industry.

  On the basis of the existing official website platform, "Cloud Market" has landed on Baidu's "Xiyang" Metaverse Space for the first time, creating the world's first "Metaverse Movie Palace".

The high-profile venture capital unit has reached a new high in the number of applications. After three rounds of screening, 853 works were finally presented to several judges including Er Dongsheng, Zhang Yuqi, Liang Lin, and Zhu Weijie.

More than 300 young directors with short film shooting experience signed up for the Beijing Film Festival's "Venture Capital Training Camp". The theme of "Beijing Future" will be closely linked to the core of science fiction. It is planned to shoot and launch 5 short films, and will be invited for the first time. Actors such as Guo Tao participated as art consultants.

  Create a new paradise integrating film and entertainment

  "Light Music, Man Dance, Flower Moon Night, Sky Light and Cloud Shadow Free Travel", the film carnival of the Beijing Film Festival was held from August 14th to 27th. It is an immersive cultural activity, and for the first time, it has been integrated into the theme activities of the short video competition, the filmmaker's happy run, and the game animation film unit.

  Among them, centering on "children to the future", "dance to the future", "towards the future", "love to the future" and "heart to the future", the theme parks in the Deer World Theme Park, Shadow City Flower Sea, Yangsong Town Comprehensive Cultural Center, Accompanying Video The five venues of Liangtian Leisure Area and Tongniu Film and Television Town made a splendid appearance, and many activities such as park tours, catering, and movies were jointly held, allowing the general public to interact and experience the charm of film culture.

  Produced by the Beijing International Film Festival Organizing Committee and produced by CMG's "Pa Deman" studio, the animation promotional video for the 12th Beijing International Film Festival was also officially released.

The cartoon shows the openness and tolerance, simplicity and innovation of Beijing, endows the Beijing film culture and film market with a unique temperament and charm, and also makes the Beijing International Film Festival unique.

  In addition to the animation promotional film that freezes Chinese culture, another promotional film of this film festival is also worth looking forward to. The organizing committee invites Lu Chuan to direct, with Li Xuejian, Huang Xuan, Song Jia and Qi Xi as the leading actors. It will be the first film in China. The film festival that uses the "big director + famous actor + movie-level" model to create the main promotion film will meet with fans soon.

  The guest country of the 12th Beijing International Film Festival is Argentina, and the Argentine Minister of Culture Powell was invited to deliver a video speech at the opening ceremony of the Beijing International Film Festival. At the same time, it continued to focus on the cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region and invited the film and television industries of ASEAN countries to deeply participate in the Beijing market activities. .

Under the call of the mission of the new era, the 12th Beijing Film Festival will inject new impetus and vitality into the development of Chinese films and world films with Beijing's tenacity and openness, and move towards the future together.

Our reporter Wang Jinyue