BJISFF 2018: We Head North for the Big Event

With the 2018 edition of the Beijing Indie Short Film Festival set to light up the screen the first weekend of June, festival organizer ProfessaJ shares his thoughts on what makes the event special, teases out a few surprises, and offers some advice for getting your latest short picked by the selection committee.


The countdown is on for indie film fans as the latest edition of the Beijing Indie Short Film Festival prepares to take over Camera Stylo for what looks to be another sold out event. Now in its third year, BJISFF 2018 will showcase more than a dozen projects and is already promising to be one of the festival’s most-anticipated screenings to date.

Looking back on the origins of the event, festival organizer ProfessaJ explains it all started as a way to get the films he and his friends were working on out to a larger audience.

“I’m a cinematographer and an editor, so I’m on quite a few film and video projects,” he says. “But, I found it frustrating that there weren’t any places to show the films we were making, so I started putting together small screenings…

Read the whole article on Eastern Independent here.