Chinese actress Shu Qi, member of the"Tiantan Award" jury (Photos provided to People's Daily)
The opening ceremony of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) will take place at Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center on Sunday.
In the opening ceremony, the"Tiantan Award" jury composed of famous directors and actors will be unveiled, and the latest data about the Chinese film industry will also be released, said Ma Jia, who is the publicity director of the event.
Calin Peter Netzer, Romanian film director
The opening ceremony will highlight the festival’s internationalization and professionalism, gathering filmmakers from all over the world.
Luminaries attending the opening ceremony will include Hong Kong directors Karwai Wong and Dante Lam, US film director Jonathan Mostow, Hollywood actress Hit-Girl Chloe Moretz, Polish composer Jeanne Ketzmerick and Chinese actors Wu Jing and Shu Qi, said Ma.
Polish composer Jeanne Ketzmerick
Karwai Wong, who is also a playwright, was nominated as the jury president of the film festival.
Hong Kong director Karwai Wong, who serves as the president of the "Tiantan Award" jury
Past films that won the top awards at the week-long BJIFF include Luka, a film by Georgia’s George Barabadze, La patota, directed by Argentina’s Santiago Mitre, and The Beginning of Time, directed by Mexico’s Bernardo Arellano.