It is the first time that the British Council and British Film Institute (BFI) have taken part in Beijing International Film Festival, with more than 10 British films to present in the 4th Beijing International Film Festival from 15 to 24 April.
British films can be seen “everywhere” in the 4th Beijing International Film Festival - Peter Lord, the co-founder and creative director of Aardman Animations, will attend the Animation Forum to be held in the China National Film Museum; and the 3D animation The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! directed by Peter will also be presented; five from BAFTA Short Film Nominees will be presented in the China National Film Museum; two great cinematic portraits of London, Underground and London: the Modern Babylon restored by BFI will be presented in the China Film Archive; British artist films, including Wantee, the Turner-Prize-winning piece of 2013 by Laure Prouvost will be presented in UCCA.
Several heavyweights in the British film industry will attend the opening ceremony of 4th Beijing International Film Festival, including Pete Czernin, the co-founder of Blueprint Pictures, Will Clarke, the founder of Altitude andVictoria Belfrage, the founder of Julian Belfrage Associates, etc.
This year marks the beginning of UK’s top film delegation visiting China and participating in China’s Film Festival. Carma Elliot, Director of British Council China and Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive of BFI said, “Over the past year, we’ve seen the unprecedented rise in the interaction between Chinese and British film industries - China and the UK have sent delegations to each other; the much-expected UK-China Film Co-Production Treaty will be signed; Pinewood Studios will establish business partnership with China’s Wanda International Cinemas; British Council and BFI are delighted to join hands with Beijing International Film Festival and China’s film industry.”
Film titles (please download the film plots in PDF format and the screening schdeule in Excel format):
A Long Way from Home
The Invisible Woman
The Rise (Wasteland)
The Selfish Giant
London: The Modern Babylon
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists
BAFTA Short Film Nominees 2012/2013
Two Years at Sea
New Materials. New British Artists' Video
GAZWRX: The Films of Jeff Keen