Dev Patel attends Beijing International Film Festival 2017 – Photos

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Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel actively participates in the 7th Beijing International Film Festival

The Beijing Internationl film festival is organized by the Chinese Government’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television was founded in 2011. This festival allows a lot of phenomenal independent films to be screened under the principle of Share the Screen, Shape the Future. The fest commenced on April 16, 2017 and will go on till April 23, 2017. IWC Schaffhausen hosted a For the Love of Cinema gala dinner at the Imperial Ancestral Temple to appreciate young Chinese filmmakers at the Beijing International film festival. It was attended by the brand ambassador of IWC, Dev Patel, best known for his role as Jamal Mallik, and various other film stars world over.


Dev Patel made his debut in a British teen drama television series, Skins. He was then spotted by Danny Boyle’s daughter, who at that time was looking for a boy who could pull off the lead role of his directorial, Slumdog Millionaire. Danny Boyle casted Patel in the movie, where he played the role of a poverty stricken Indian Muslim boy named Jamal Mallik. He rose to fame soon after and went on to perform in various other television shows and movies, proving his mettle in every single one of them.The organizers of this feature film festival have invited a lot of renowned filmmakers to be a part of  the International Jury.

Here’s the list of awards which will be given away at Beijing International Film Festival in 2017 –

Grand Jury Prize – Documentary

Grand Jury Prize – Feature

Grand Jury Prize – Short

Grand Jury Prize – Animation

Directing Award – Documentary

Directing Award – Feature

Directing Award – Short

Directing Award – Animation

China Cinema Grand Jury Prize – Dramatic

China Cinema Directing Award – Dramatic

China Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting

China Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Screenwriting

China Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Unique Vision & Design

World Cinema Jury Prize – Feature

World Cinema Directing Award – Feature

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Debut Feature

World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Cinematography

World Cinema Editing Award – Feature

Audience Award – Feature

Audience Award – Documentary

Audience Award – Short

Audience Audience Award – Animation

Special Jury Award for Editing

Special Jury Prize for Social Impact

Special Jury Prize – Screenplay

The Beijing Film Festival was also attended by Aamir Khan, who was seen promoting his movie Dangal, soon to be released in China in May, 2017. Also read- Aamir Khan begins Dangal promotions in China before release.

Here we’ve got some pictures of Dev Patel from the press conference and IWC gala dinner-

Dev Patel at the IWC gala dinner hosted at the Imperial Ancestral Temple
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Dev Patel with actress Zhou Xun and host Andy Chen at the press conference and panel discussion
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Dev Patel at the Rosewood China sharing a piece of his mind

Photo Credits- IWC