Beijing to launch its fifth International Film Festival

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Beijing has begun to promote its fifth International Film Festival. In April, a wide range of films from across the world will be shown at film-related institutions and universities. China also launched the Silk Road Film and Television Project that honors its Silk Road history.

CCTV’s Stanley Lee filed this report.

Beijing to launch its fifth International Film Festival

Beijing to launch its fifth International Film Festival

Beijing has begun to promote its fifth International Film Festival. In April, a wide range of films from across the world will be shown at film-related institutions and universities. China also launched the Silk Road Film and Television Project that honors its Silk Road history. CCTV's Stanley Lee filed this report.

Highlights:

  • A press conference on Thursday revealed that more than 360 films will enter the final selection of the fifth Beijing International Film Festival.
  • The films will be shown at 30 film-related institutions and universities. Preparations for the event began in August 2014.
  • The organizers invited Marc Muller, the former director of the International Venice Film Festival, as the chief consultant. Muller was responsible for the selection of films from overseas.
  • Some of the selections include ‘Bird Man’, ‘The Imitation Game’ and ‘Still Alice’. Films were selected from more than 1,000 films from 50 countries around the world.
  • The film festival will be held from April 16-23.
  • The Silk Road Film and Television Project will be held March 19-22 in Beijing .
  • The project will produce a series of films, TV series and documentaries that echo China’s ‘One Belt and One Road’ initiatives, namely the ‘Silk Road Economic Belt’ and ’21st Century Maritime Silk Road’.
  • The Silk Road Film and Television Project’s productions will reflect the life of people in north west China.