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Official Selection of Forward Future Section Announced: When Spring Comes, Young Swallows to Soar into Sky

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Official Selection of Forward Future Section Announced: When Spring Comes, Young Swallows to Soar into Sky

April 17
15:45 2023

The Forward Future section of the 13th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) is scheduled to be held from April 21 to 27, 2023.

All the first or second feature films by global directors are welcomed for the “Forward Future” section regardless of genre, type or style. For the purposes of “discovering new filmmakers around the globe in China’s view and encouraging originals on the new wave of films in the world”, the section strives to highlight the cultural connotations of films in various forms, and boost the exchange and communication among young filmmakers all over the world.

The Forward Future section always pays a close attention to new directaors from all over the world, discovering and fostering a large number of young filmmakers with the spirit of innovation and unique styles. Here, you can not only appreciate cutting-edge, excellent and distinct film works, but can also feel what global young filmmakers think and are concerned about. They are full of passion and tension, bringing new generation forces to the world cinema.

16 films shortlisted for this year’s Forward Future section are from 22 countries and regions around the globe, and they have stood out from almost 500 entries. The 16 new films observe the world from diverse perspectives, and also conduct the spiritual communication with the audience with the most authentic artistic creation. Starting from the Forward Future section, these new filmmakers will take their first step in the film industry, focusing on the present and looking forward to the future.

The Forward Future section of this year’s BJIFF has specially invited Chinese director Pema Tseden as the jury president, and French producer Corinne Bopp, art director Li Miao, actress Qi Xi and Japanese director Koji Fukada as members of the jury.

The five world-renowned filmmakers from different countries will decide on seven honors from the 16 shortlisted films, namely the Most Popular Feature Picture, Most Popular Director, Most Popular Screenplay, Most Popular Actress, Most Popular Actor, Most Popular Artistic Contribution, and Jury Special Mention. The selection results will be announced at the 13th BJIFF Forward Future Honorary Award Ceremony & A.R.T. Night Dream on April 27, 2023.

In the meantime, the 16 films shortlisted for this year’s Forward Future section will also be screened during the 13th BJIFF. Please stay tuned for the ticketing information. Let’s share the feast of youth at the Forward Future section of the 13th BJIFF.

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