On September 18, 2016, the 4thBeijing International Science and Technology Film Festival opened in China National Film Museum. This festival, themed on “Science and Film”, focuses on the films with science and technology as the subjects, pays attention to the development and application of high science and technologies, promotes the integrated creation of science, pop science and science fiction films and industry innovation development and creates professional film festival culture brand in the international science and technology film industry. The Film Festival was guided by China Association for Science and Technology and State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television Film Bureau, and jointly hosted by Beijing Association of Science and Technology, China National Film Museum and Beijing Film Academy. It is aimed to promote the international cultural exchanges and science spread of science and technology films, and set up an international science and technology film industry communication and cooperation platform. The Film Festival will have many activities, such as premiere, meeting of production team, film panorama and international forum. Sun Lijun – Vice President of BFA and professor Liu Gesan – Dean of Department of Film and TV Technology and Executive President of China Film High and New Technology Research Institute attended the opening ceremony.
Vice President Sun Lijun gives a speech at the opening ceremony
On September 19, 2016, the “International Forum” event of the Film Festival was held in the medium video hall of BFA, and the activity consists of three parts: “International Forum”, “Venture Salon” and “International Dialogue”.
Site of the “International Forum”
The “International Forum”, themed on science and technology film, centering on “Science and Film”, explores the integration of science and film creation, explores the new science and technologies in film production, strengthens the international communication of science and technology film and science spread, and promotes the innovative development of domestic science and technology film industry. Director Zhun Qinxiao of Central New Film Factory Video Materials Department, Pablo Khünert –CHO of Argentina National Technology Research Committee Science Image Center, Vice President Jing Hairong of Beijing Planetarium, Professor Wu Yan of School of Art of Beijing Normal University, Professor Mike Chaney of Savannah College of Art and Design Film Department and Professor Liu Gesan – Dean of Department of Film and TV Technology of BFA gave keynote speeches in this part respectively.