8th Beijing International Film Festival Kicked Off

The 8th Beijing international film festival kicked off in the Chinese capital.

The film festival's opening ceremony was held in the Beijing Yanqi Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center, with over 230 Chinese and international stars and filmmakers walked the red carpet.

A total of 15 films selected from 659 submissions across the world will be contending for its highest honor, the Tiantan award.

Jury members of the award this year includes Chinese director Wong Kar-Wai as chairman, with U.S. Director Jonathan Mostow, Swedish film director Ruben Ostlund, Berlin golden bear-winning filmmaker Calin Peter Netzer from Romania, Oscar-winning composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek from Poland, and Chinese actor Duan Yihong and actress Shu Qi.