The Film Carnival
A large sculpture of movie Transformers has been installed at "The Film Carnival" of the the 2nd Beijing International Film Festival.
The Beijing International Film Festival (Chinese: 北京国际电影节) is film festival in Beijing, China. Founded in 2011, the film festival is supported and sponsored by the government of the Municipality of Beijing. The festival since its launch has been heavily attended by Hollywood executives, directors, producers and studio heads. As China's box office has expanded exponentially over the past decade, the festival is aiming to provide a high-profile forum for the interaction between the Chinese and the international film industries.
The Beijing Independent Film Festival (Chinese: 北京独立电影节) is an annual independent film festival in Beijing, China. It has a history of being challenged by the Chinese authorities. The organizer of the event is the Li Xianting Film Fund, founded by Li Xianting. The executive director is Fan Rong. The 11th edition of the festival, scheduled to run from Saturday 23 August 2014 until the end of the month did not open, after police detained the organizers and forced them to write a letter to say they were cancelling the event. Police blocked off access to the site, while electricity to the venue was cut off. Organizers said the local authorities had been unhelpful in the days leading up to the festival's opening and pressure had been brought to bear for the event not to proceed. It was understood by the organizers that the government was concerned the festival would be used as a forum to criticize the government.