Beijing Film Academy

General Information
Beijing Film Academy is a full-time, higher professional school of film and art. Its forerunner is the Performance Art Institution of the Film Bureau of the Ministry of Culture, which was founded in May 1950, and changed its name to the Film School of the Film Bureau of the Ministry of Culture in July 1951 and Beijing Film School in March 1953. The school was finally renamed the Beijing Film Academy on June 1, 1956
Beijing Film Academy is the cradle of China film talent and currently the only institution specialized in film in China higher education. It has high reputation in the field of film and cultural art both in China and worldwide. Through 56 years' development, it has build up a scientific cinematic specialties system and advanced film professional fostering system which can offer diploma, bachelor, master, and PhD degrees. Today BFA is a worldwide well known cinematic higher education institute with advanced cinematic teaching facilities, comprehensive specialties, experienced faculty, and leading innovation and academic research results.
Major Achievements
The Youth Studio of the Beijing Film Academy was founded in 1979 and has produced a number of remarkable works in past 20 years. Such numbers include: Come Fly With Me, Neighbors, A Girl From Hunan, The Story of Qiuju, Black Stallion, Red Cherry, King of Masks and The Days Without a Hero.
For 40 years many of the academy's graduates have won international acclaim in the movies. Xie Tian, Chen Qiang, Yu Yang, Wu Yigong, Huang Shuqin, Wu Tianming, Xie Fei, Zheng Dongtian, Ni Zhen, Ding Yinmeng, Li Qiankuan, Cao Cuifen, Huang Jianxin, Wei Lian, Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimo are some of the most famous names in the business called the Uprising of the Fifth-Generation Directors of China. Some of their most famous films include: Sun Yat-sen; Red Sorghum; Chongqing Negotiations; Old Well; Yi Ge Dou Bu Neng Shao; So Near, Yet So Far; The Drive To Win; Youth Sacrifice; and My Father and Mother. Some of these works have won domestic and international awards. The associated assignments for graduation, Lottery, Memory of the Childhood and Gone with the Wind, have won Oscar nominations from international universities, including the Special Director award at the Tokyo Movie Festival of International Universities.
The Beijing Film Academy was absorbed by the association of the world's major film and television schools, CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision), as a member university in 1984 and was elected as a council member. In June 1991, the academy held the Movie and TV Play Training Seminar of the Asian and the Pacific Region. The seminar approved the establishment of a movie and TV-play training center at the Beijing Film Academy.
Schools and Departments
School of Performing Art
Directing Department
Cinematography Department
Sound Recording Department
Department of Fine Art
The Animation School of Beijing Film Academy
Department of Literature
Photography School
Film and TV Technology Department / Digital Media Institute
The Department of Film Studies
Management Department
The Higher Vocational College
International School
School of Continue Education
Graduate Students Division
Basic Education Division
Film and Television Experimental Center
Youth Film Studio
Address: No 4 Xi Tu Cheng Lu, Haidian District