Beijing Film Festival to Host Online Mini-Event With Streamer iQiyi
The Beijing International Film Festival, originally scheduled to run in mid-April before the coronavirus pandemic forced its indefinite postponement, will host a mini film event online with the help of leading Chinese streaming service iQiyi.
The program, dubbed the “Spring Online Film Festival,” will run for five days beginning on China’s May 1 Labor Day holiday, usually one of the biggest box office windows of the year in the country.
Veteran filmmaker Chen Kaige (Farewell My Concubine) has been invited to serve as one of the event’s guest curators, along with actors Tong Dawei (American Dreams in China) and Tan Zhuo (Dying to Survive).
Image credit: Nicolas Asfouri via Getty Images