The 12th Beijing International Film Festival is being held at the Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center.
The Festival attracts distinct personalities from the field to rediscover the magic of cinema.
Movie buffs and audiences around the world can look forward to a variety of events, including the showing of new and classic films.
1,450 films from around the world competed for the Tiantan Award this year, up 63 percent than last year.
The Tiantan Award international Jury Committee consists of 7 leading figures in global film industry
Jury President is Li Xuejian, who was the winner of Best Actor at the Golden Rooster Awards and the People's Hundred Flowers Awards.
Other jury members include British documentary filmmaker Malcolm Clarke, who has won 16 Emmy Awards and 2 Academy Awards.
After a series of selection processes, 16 films stood out as candidates for the awards,
including Thai film "Fast & Feel Love", U.S. movie "Call Jane", French movie "The Family", Chinese movies "In Search of Lost Time", and "Song of Spring".
Filmmakers and celebrities are at the Festival. Chinese actress Yong Mei brought her new film "Above the Dust".
多位电影制作人和明星都出席了电影节 。中国女演员咏梅带来了她的新电影《沃土》 。
In 2019, she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival for her performance in the film "So Long, My Son".
Chinese actress He Saifei's movie about Yue opera "Off the Stage" is nominated for a Tiantan Award this year.
Nominated for the Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival, Guo Xiaodong, and emerging actresses Li Yitong and Chen Duling presented their latest work "Fortress" to a large audience at the Festival.
Xiao Yang, the leading actor of the Chinese blockbuster comedy film "Detective Chinatown", has a new film "Restored Justice" coming up.
Around four dozen cultural activities will be rolled out from August 14 to 27.