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The mission of the Awards segment is to invite high quality documentary films from various countries so as to advance the artistic vision and quality of Chinese documentary films. The artistic purpose is Modern Perspectives, Universal Values, Attractive Storytelling and High Quality.
Within the 2017 Documentary Sector, 223 works from 18 countries or regions have registered. 157of the registered films are foreign works while 66 are from China (including Sino-foreign co-productions). Many submission works hold various international film awards of Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Torento, Sundance, Oscars, Cinéma du Réel, HotDocs, IDFA, etc.
Following three selection rounds, nominations have been identified, accounced to public and the jury will make its final decisions for awards.
The BJIFF DOC Awards includes “Best International Feature Documentary”, “Best Chinese Feature Documentary”, “Best Sino-foreign Co-production Feature Documentary”, “Best Chinese Series Documentary”, and “Special Committee Award”. The Documentary Sector will award certificates to all nominations and award-winning films.