The Fifth Beijing International Film Festival is underway, but this year the New Zealand Film commission is also screening five New Zealand films in the Panorama section of the festival starting today!

We've listed all five films' locations and times, and they are all very different, so you have no excuse to check one out.

What We Do In the Shadows (2014, picture above): Vampire comedy about three vampires just trying to get by in modern society, well received internationally and at home.

Date and Time            Venue
April 18, 6.30pm Megabox Sanlitun
April 19, 2.30pm Jingxian Hall, Beijing International Studies University
April 21, 8.45pm Wanda CND

Housebound (2014): When a young girl is sentences to home detention, she is faced with her unsociable behaviour, her troubled mother and a hostile spirit.

Date and Time Venue
April 16, 6.30pm CGV Xingxing Indigo Cinema
April 18, 3.45pm Huayi Brothers Cinema, Beijing Yangqiao
April 19, 3.45pm Beijing Ruili Movie Legend
April 20, 8.45pm Jackie Chan Cinema, Ciyunsi
April 21, 7pm Menghuan Cinema, Beihang University

Slow West (2015): Set in the 19th Century, story of sixteen-year-old Jay Cavendish as he journeys across the American Frontier in search of the woman he loves.

Date and Time Venue
April 16, 8.45pm CGV Xingxing Indigo Cinema
April 18, 3.45pm Huayi Brothers Cinema, Beijing Yangqiao
April 19, 3.45pm Jackie Chan Cinema, Ciyunsi
April 19, 6.30pm Beijing Ruili Movie Legend
April 23, 6pm Auditorium, Minzu University of China

Mt Zion (2013): Dramatic family film about hard-working potato farmers' dream for his band to be the support act for Bob Marley's 1979 tour.

Date and Time Venue
April 18, 1.30pm Jinyi Cinema Joycity Chaoyang
April 18, 3.45pm Jackie Chan Cinema, Ciyunsi
April 19, 3.45pm Beijing Ruili Movie Legend
April 19, 8.45pm Huayi Brothers Cinema, Beijing Yangqiao
April 20, 6.30pm CGV Xingxing Indigo Cinema

Giselle (2013): Acclaimed director Toa Fraser's interpretation of the Royal New Zealand Ballet's production of Giselle.

Date and Time       Venue
April 16, 8.45pm Jackie Chan Cinema, Ciyunsi
April 18, 1.30pm Beijing Ruili Movie Legend
April 19, 3.45pm CGV Xingxing Indigo Cinema
April 20, 8.45pm Poly International Studios, Beijing Kaide Mall
April 22, 8.45pm Huayui Brothers Cinema, Beijing Yangqiao

Tickets are available at the venues, alongside great New Zealand coffee, according to Xinhua.

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