Magazine article Screen International

Expanded Beijing Film Market Wraps

Magazine article Screen International

Expanded Beijing Film Market Wraps

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The second Beijing Film Market (April 24-26) wrapped on Thursday after three days of increased participation and business, although delegates agreed that it remains a mostly domestic Chinese event.

The market was undoubtedly on a much larger scale than the inaugural edition held at the Beijing International Hotel last year. This year, around 200 companies took booths at the China National Convention Centre, around 40 of which came from outside China and Hong Kong.

Foreign exhibitors included a delegation of companies under the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) umbrella, UniJapan/TIFFCOM, Israel's Dan Wolman Film Production, Odin's Eye Entertainment from Australia and the Namibia Film Commission.

On the buyer side, participants were mostly from mainland China and represented a broad range of online, TV and all rights distributors.

The market also featured a projects market, "Project Pitch & Catch", which selected 20 projects deemed suitable for co-production, including animation Legend Of A Rabbit 2 and Jia Zhangke-produced Imperial Exam. …

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