2017-11-15 14:09:06[UPDATES]

The 21st Shanghai International Film Festival Calls for Entries!


The 21st Shanghai International Film Festival will be held from June 16 to 25, 2018. Online calls for entries starts from November 15, 2017. Online submission for “Golden Goblet Awards”, “Asian New Talent Awards”and “International Film Panorama”  is open now on the official website of Shanghai International Film Festival www.siff.com.Please click here for film submissions.


Founded in 1993, Shanghai International Film Festival focuses on Asia, promotes Chinese films and supports new talents. With authoritative and professional awards, dialogues between domestic and international industry elites, negotiation on film trading, financing of SIFF projects, an unprecedented line-up of stars and jury members from all over the world, splendid international film panorama and audience meetings, it provides an excellent, professional and pragmatic cooperation platform for industry professionals from different regions. 


Shanghai International Film Festival is widely acclaimed for the progress it has made regarding professionalism, artistry and authority in its Golden Goblet Awards and Asian New Talent Awards. 


At the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival in 2017, a total of 2528 films from 106 countries and regions were submitted for completion. The Golden Goblet Awards were awarded to PEDICAB, directed by the Filipino director Paolo Villaluna whose work had won “Best Feature Film”, I’M A KILLER, a new work of the Polish “Best Director”, Maciej Pieprzyca, and Chinese director, Cai Shangjun’s work, THE CONFORMIST, a premiere film with great ingenuity winning “Best Actor Award”. The “Best Animation Film” of the 2017 Golden Goblet Awards went to LOVING VINCENT, in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’ birth. Award for Best Documentary Film went to “WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA”, a work of Jakob Preuss that tells the story of Cameroun refugees. Awards for short films were newly set up in the 2017 Golden Goblet Awards. After rounds of selection and screening, 15 works were included in the final list. BAKA was awarded “Best Live Action Short Film” and “Best Animated Short Film” went to LATE SEASON. 


The set-up of Asian New Talent Awards aims to explore potential new talents in Asia, selecting excellent movies and filmmakers from different countries and regions by means of awards nomination. At the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival, works from India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Turkey and China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong regions) were shortlisted. SHUTTLE LIFE from Malaysia and other films won the awards. 


Shanghai International Film Festival has also been cooperating with other world film festivals in an all-round manner, creating an international platform for Chinese films and new talented directors. So far, cooperation is established with Venice International Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, and “SIFF World Express” has been set up to recommend excellent works mutually. 


To learn more about how to answer the calls for entries of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival, please visit the official website www.siff.com and refer to related columns. 



Regulations of Golden Goblet Awards:http://www.siff.com/siff2017/english/prize/GoldenGobletAwards/ 

Regulations of Asian New Talent Award:http://www.siff.com/a/2017-03-04/1429.html

Regulations of Film Panorama:http://www.siff.com/a/2017-03-14/1461.html





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