Global Recruitment of Young Filmmakers for Beijing 2022 Official Film launched


Global recruitment of young filmmakers for the Beijing 2022 official film, sponsored by the Media and Communications Department of the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing Organising Committee), was held on September 21.

To introduce fresh talent, the Media and Communications Department of the Beijing Organising Committee launched the Global Recruitment, attracting enthusiastic and creative young filmmakers from around the world.

Young directors, cameramen and editors who love the Olympic Games and support the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics have the opportunity to join the official film crew of the Beijing 2022 and record history.

The deadline for the Global Recruitment was December 21, 2020. The official film chief director and brains-trust were to review the short videos submitted by participants and select 18 winners.

Anybody interested can visit the official website ( for detailed information.


What is the official film of Olympic Games?

The official film is a documentary produced by film and TV organizations commissioned by the host city’s organising committee as required by the International Olympic Committee in accordance with the Olympic Charter. It has become a tradition to make an official film since the Stockholm Olympics in 1912. In 1948, the term Official Film was officially adopted. So far, more than 40 official films have been produced.

In 1964, Tokyo Olympiad produced by Japanese director Kon Ichikawa broadened the horizon from sports competitions to building a spirit between people inside and outside the arena with a new form of expression from a psychological, instead of a realistic, dimension. This breakthrough gave the official film a great historical value.

16 Days of Glory, the official film of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, began to focus on stories of athletes outside the arena, and also recorded the confident rise of Chinese athletes in the global arena.

Days of Truce of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games put individuals such as taxi drivers, star athletes, and members of the first refugee Olympic team under the spotlight. The official films of Olympic Games have long been not only a documentary of competitions, but also a microcosm of the times.

The Everlasting Flame of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games is also the jewel in the treasure trove of Olympics official films. The film took 6 months and witnessed the birth of Olympic heroes and recorded the glorious chapter of the Chinese nation's realization of its 100-year Olympic dream. The Everlasting Flame was screened as the closing film at the 33rd Montreal World Film Festival and won a special award.  




Olympic City

© Copyright 2020. All rights reserved

Beijing Olympic City Development Association.All rights reserved.Beijing ICP 11016671 No.