The Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) Committee disclosed on Friday in Beijing that more than 500 films would be put on screen during the sixth BJIFF which would open on April 16.
It said in a statement that a total of 2,329 films from 105 countries and regions had registered to take part in the screenings and award ceremony.
It said this also includes 1,964 foreign films and 365 produced in China.
BJIFF said a total of 500 films had been picked for audiences in Beijing, where about 1,000 showings would be launched in 25 cinemas and five universities.
It said a preview of this year’s film selection would begin on April 8 and showings would last until the last day of the festival on the 23.
“This year’s selections feature 20 themes including “China story,” “window to Asia,” “power of writing” and “maiden works.”
In 2015, more than 300 films were screened during the fifth BJIFF, which generated over 2.2 billion dollars in contracts.