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The largest professional national-level film museum in the world, the China National Film Museum is located at No. 9, Nanying Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, and was built in honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Chinese films. It has since become an art palace for displaying the development and history of Chinese films and technologies, spreading film culture and conducting academic exchanges for those who are involved, passionate, and interested in the industry. More than 1,500 films, 4,300 photos, and 450 filmmakers are introduced in the museum, all of which have been carefully chosen with impeccable taste by authoritative Chinese experts in the film field.
Co-designed by RTKL, a global design group comprised of more than 800 professionals around the world, and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and Research, the China National Film Museum is extremely magnificent and contemporary in style. It is composed of 4 functional areas, namely the Chinese Film Art Exhibit Area highlighted in red below, the Expo Area and Screening Area both shown in green below, and the Comprehensive Services Area highlighted in yellow.
1 The Chinese Film Art Exhibit Area
The Chinese Film Art Exhibit Area mainly displays the 100-year development history of Chinese films and the main achievements of Chinese film artists. It is actually composed of 10 halls, listed below.
The No. 1 Hall: Introduces the invention of films.
The No. 2 Hall: Introduces the birth of Chinese film and its early development.
The No. 3 Hall: Introduces Chinese films in the years of revolutionary war.
The No. 4 Hall: Introduces the establishment and development of Chinese films.
The No. 5 Hall: Introduces Chinese films in the new period.
The No. 6 Hall: Introduces animation films
The No. 7 Hall: Introduces children's films.
The No. 8 Hall: Introduces popular science films, dubbing films, and newsreel and documentary films.
The No. 9 Hall: Introduces Hong Kong and Macau films.
The No. 10 Hall: Introduces Taiwan films.
2 The Expo Area
The Expo Area is on the 4th story in the museum and mainly showcases filmmaking techniques and popularizes knowledge about films. Here, visitors can gain a slice of experience about the pleasure and excitement of making movies in person. The Expo Area is made up 10 halls as well, listed below.
The No. 11 Hall: Introduces film shooting.
The No. 12 Hall: Introduces films and arts.
The No. 13 Hall: Introduces special shootings in films.
The No. 14 Hall: Introduces traditional film tricks.
The No. 15 Hall: Introduces digital special effects.
The No. 16 Hall: Introduces sound recording in films.
The No. 17 Hall: Introduces film editing.
The No. 18 Hall: Introduces film processing techniques.
The No. 19 Hall: Introduces animations in films.
The No. 20 Hall: Introduces films of all forms.
3 The Screening Area
The Screening Area holds the most advanced film-showing equipments and technology as well as many screening halls, including an IMAX, Digital Film, and three 35-mm Film Halls, all of which are luxuriously and indulgently decorated.
4 The Comprehensive Services Area
The Comprehensive Services Area is an ideal place for holding conferences and seminars. It includes a lecture hall and a VIP hall on the first floor, a multi-functional hall on the second floor, and some other contemporary halls.
Address: No. 9, Nanying Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Hours: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm every day except Monday
Bus routes: 402, 418, 688, 955, and 973
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Highlights: The Forbidden City, Short Hutong Tour in Xicheng District, The Mutianyu Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace