Beijing Film Academy
Beijing Film Academy is a University of art with film history and profound film culture. Its predecessor is the Institute of Performing Arts founded in 1950. It was relocated in 1951 and renamed as the Film School of the Film Bureau of the Central Ministry of Culture. In 1953, it was renamed Beijing Film Academy. In 1956, it was renamed as the North of the four-year undergraduate system. Beijing Film Academy. In the past seventy years since its founding, the school has created many classic works in the history of Chinese film. They have led the development direction of Chinese film education in the fields of discipline construction, teaching creation, teacher training and talent selection.
The school upholds the school motto of "respecting teachers, respecting morality and passing on fireworks" and the school spirit of "cultivating oneself, diligently studying, fine arts and practicing", as well as the school spirit of "establishing morality, making a statement, practicing, seeking truth, seeking beauty and seeking novelty", upholds the education of art concept of "learning from the people, serving the people and being the artist of the people", and cultivates the knowledge structure. Reasonable, professional ability solid, full of artistic innovation spirit, with a deeper humanistic quality, artistic quality, scientific quality and professional quality, in line with the needs of the development of socialist cultural undertakings of artistic talents. The school has always adhered to the selection and cultivation of elite talents, strengthened the position of teaching center, followed the road of connotative development, established a complete film education and teaching system, and formed a "three-in-one" school structure with education and teaching as the main body, scientific research as the basis, artistic creation as the support, teaching, scientific research and creation. Supporting personnel training, scientific research, artistic creation and social services.
The school has 15 departments and graduate schools, including literature department, director department, photography department, film science department, film and television technology department, performance college, sound college, art college, animation college, management college, photography college, digital media college, audio-visual media college, international exchange college, Higher Vocational College and continuing education college. The Foundation Department, which covers every field of film creation and all links of film creation, is the only university that can independently create feature films and animated feature films. Youth Film Studio is not only the organization and guidance unit of students'film creation practice, but also the production unit of teachers' artistic innovation practice. It has produced a large number of excellent films and graduate works.
The school takes the First-Level Discipline of drama and film and television as the core of discipline construction, builds the leading domestic and world-class discipline system of film science, and plays an important role in leading professional construction and personnel training. With two first-level disciplines of art and art theory under the category of art, they complement each other with cinematology and properly develop disciplines that intersect with other disciplines such as social sciences, engineering technology and so on. We should give full play to the advantages of disciplines and specialties, closely focus on the functional orientation of Beijing's "four centers", especially cultural centers and international communication centers, and serve the construction of a powerful film country and the great development and prosperity of culture. Facing the frontier of world film development, we should further promote the internationalization strategy and carry out all-round, multi-level and wide-ranging international educational exchanges and cooperation.
As of September 2018, there are 3027 full-time students in the school, including 2083 undergraduates. There are 561 faculty members in the school, including 336 full-time teachers and 85 external teachers. The school has a team of teachers with firm politics, noble teachers'ethics, excellent profession, good teaching skills and diligent education. The current national "1000-person plan" and "10000-person plan" candidates, national-level candidates for millions of talents project, the Ministry of Propaganda and Beijing "four batches of" talents, leaders of "high-innovation plan" and the whole country are selected. More than a hundred talented people have been awarded the Capital Labor Medal, experts who enjoy special allowances from the State Council, excellent teachers from all over the country, outstanding teachers from Beijing, famous teachers in teaching, pioneers in teachers'morality, and scholars from the Great Wall. In addition, many professors serve as chairmen and judges of important film (TV) festivals at home and abroad, and a large number of teachers hold academic posts above the board of directors in professional academic organizations in China.
The school has good conditions for running a school. Professional classrooms and laboratories are fully functional and equipped with advanced equipment. Multimedia audio-visual equipment is fully covered. It has many provincial and ministerial key laboratories and experimental teaching demonstration centers, such as Digital Film Technology and Art Laboratory, Animation New Media Technology Laboratory, Digital Film and Television Animation Creation Engineering Research Center, Sound Creation and Engineering Center, etc. The school has facilities such as projection hall, theatre, lecture hall and photographic studio. The total value of teaching equipment is high. The average student value is about 152,800 yuan, which can better meet the needs of teaching, scientific research and artistic creation of teachers and students. The collection of 24-hour library literature takes movies as the core, arts as the focus, and has rich collection resources. Jimenqiao Campus covers 105 Mu and Huairou Campus covers 667 mu, which will provide better learning and creative environment for teachers and students.
The school has been approved as "National Film Think Tank", "High-end Innovation Center for Future Image", "Chinese Literature Review Base", "Beijing Xi Jinping New Era Socialist Ideological Research Center with Chinese Characteristics Beijing Film Academy Base", "National Animation Teaching Research Base" and "Beijing Film and Television Arts Research Base". Journal of Beijing Film Academy is the source journal of CSSCI, A and Peking University. In the past three years, the school has been awarded two major projects of the National Social Science Foundation for Art and the only national key research and development project for the film industry in the 13th Five-Year Plan period of the Ministry of Science and Technology (research and development of key technology and system integration of virtual preview of film and television production). The school has gathered 102 research teams from home and abroad, including 5 academicians at home and abroad and 2 scholars from the Yangtze River. In recent years, five papers have been selected into the world's top conference on computer graphics, image and interactive technology (SIGGRAPH), which has made outstanding achievements comparable to that of North China University in Qinghai, and achieved the top International Studies of film science and technology. "Zero Breakthrough" and "Leap-forward Promotion" on the Art Stage.
Beijing Film Academy has always been trying to explore the socialist film education path with Chinese characteristics in practice, and put forward the strategic goal of "building a world-class film academy". Always rooted in the land of China, as the only independent film professional education institution in China, it continues to be in the leading position of more than 1000 film and television education colleges and universities across the country; always taking the cultivation of Chinese film talents as its responsibility, it is known as the cradle of Chinese film talents; always standing in the world film education. The leading edge is the largest and most comprehensive film professional college in the world. It has been ranked third in the global film and Television Academy rankings for many years. The school is the governing body of the International Federation of Film and Television Schools (CILECT). The school representative serves as the vice-chairman of the Executive Committee of the Asia-Pacific Region.
During its nearly 70 years of schooling, the school has nurtured tens of thousands of excellent professionals in film production, film theoretical research, film digital technology, cultural management and related fields for Chinese film industry, which has exerted an important influence on film education at home and abroad. Among the artists trained are Chen Qiang, Xie Tian, Pang Xueqin, Yu Yang, Wu Yigong, Xie Fei, Zheng Dongtian, Li Qian-kuan, Guo Baochang and Zhai Junjie, as well as Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Tian Zhuang, Li Shaohong, Tang Guoqiang, Song Chunli, Zhang Tielin, Zhang Fengyi, Wang Zhiwen, Xu Qing, Jiang Wenli and Huang Lei. Among them are representatives of young and middle-aged filmmakers such as Lu Chuan and Jia Zhangke, and a large number of new movies such as Xu Jinglei, Ninghao, Zhao Wei, Chen Kun, Huangbo, Zhou Dongyu, Guan Xiaotong and Wang Junkai. Teachers, students and alumni have produced a large number of excellent works with profound thought, exquisite art and excellent production in each era, such as Dr. Bethune in the 1960s, Liu Sanjie, Da Hao Tiangong, Cherry in the 1970s, Flowers in the 1970s, Nazhao Nao Nao Nao Nao Hai, Red Sorghum in the 1980s and Camel Xiangzi in the 1990s. "Founding Ceremony", "Farewell My Concubine", "Raise the Red Lantern", "Sunny Days", "Kekexili", "Crazy Stone", "Let the Bullets Fly", "Old Gun", "I'm not the God of Medicine", "Red Sea Action", "Wandering Earth" and so on are all created by school alumni. Among the award-winning works such as "Huabiao Award", "Golden Rooster Award" and "Five-one Project Award", the proportion of school graduates in the award-winning works is as high as 80%. Most of the Chinese films that won awards at major A-type International Film festivals, such as Cannes, Venice and Berlin International Film Festival, were created by alumni of Beijing Film Academy. School graduates are also the most important source of film and television teachers in more than 1000 universities with film and television related majors. Most of them have become subject leaders and backbone teachers.
For many years, the school has been actively serving the national strategy and major activities in Beijing. It has successfully completed the opening and closing ceremonies and National Day celebrations of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and has continued to award the five "Beijing International Film Festival" award, helping the "one belt and one road" initiative to undertake the award of the two Silk Road International Film Festival. He undertook the 2018 "The First Movie Week of Guangying Future Xiongan New Area", the research and development of Beijing 8-minute program rehearsal technology for the 2018 Korean Pingchang Winter Olympics, the image animation design for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, and the creative design and rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the 2019 Beijing World Horticultural Exposition. Hundreds of teachers and students, especially undergraduates, have been mobilized to go deep into the forefront of large-scale film and television cultural activities in China and Beijing. With the professional level and academic ability of teachers and students, the school has demonstrated to the world its high-end standards in film creation, talent training, academic research and international exchanges.
In the new era, the school deeply understands the spirit of the National Education Congress and Beijing Education Congress, seriously ponders how to strive to build a "double-class" and clarify the future direction of development, how to better carry the lofty mission of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation, and how to better serve the construction of a powerful socialist film country. The people of Beijing Film Academy will surely create new achievements in education and teaching with a higher realm, wider horizon, new classics of film works, explore new fields of art education, train outstanding film talents for socialist construction in the new era, and climb to a new peak of higher film education in China and the world.