Respect to Cinema
April 15, Beijing: Chinese-american singer and actor LeeHom Wang and his team pay respect to Chinese films and filmmakers on the red carpet before the opening ceremony of the 8th Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF).
The 8th annual BJIFF commenced that day at the Yanqi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center. During the week-long festival from April 15 to 22, a total of 328 films were screened and nearly 100 related events were held in Beijing.
A total of 15 films, selected from over 650 submissions from 71 countries and regions, were shortlisted for the Tiantan Award, the highest awards at the festival, including domestic productions Hold Your
Hands and Operation Red Sea.