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SIFF PROJECT | 21st Shanghai International Film Festival •SIFF PROJECT Calls for Submission!

 

The 21st Shanghai International Film Festival •SIFF PROJECT is to take place during 17-19 June, 2018 in Shanghai. From January 1, 2018, SIFF PROJECT starts to seek superior film projects from filmmakers across the world. 30 projects will be selected among all the submissions to participate in the relevant programs at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival.

 

Born in 2007, SIFF PROJECT, now as the most influential film project financing platform in Asia, bears the mission of connecting the film industry, supporting emerging Chinese filmmakers and facilitating Sino-foreign co-production. During the boom of China’s movie industry, not only has it become the incubator for good films, but also the very place to discover new Chinese talents.

 

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Each year, 30 film projects are selected and presented by SIFF PROJECT, which include both the latest projects of established directors and the original ideas from fresh faces. They are offered the opportunities to meet directly with film financers, producers, distributors, and to be introduced to the media for the making of excellent films. In 2014, to better demonstrate the festival’s support for the upcoming generation of the Chinese film industry, it specially set a sub section called “New Talent Project”, where 10 projects will be included to receive more support and attention.

 

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For eleven years, SIFF PROJECT has dedicated itself to discovering, presenting and supporting good stories and creative teams. Having facilitated the filming and production of 52 projects, including some award-winning films at major film festivals, SIFF PROJECT has gradually earned its reputation and recognition both at home and abroad.

 

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In 2017 when it came to its11th year, SIFF PROJECT has received 380 applications from 21 countries and regions, and organized 690 meetings. Eventually, 36 projects were shortlisted, among which 10 entered New Talent Project and 6 came to SIFF PROJECT Lab.

 

By the end of 2017, 9 of the shortlisted projects had successfully finished shooting and started production; another five had been nominated at international film festivals and shown in theaters in China. The completion and release of these shortlisted projects underline the fact that SIFF PROJECT has already grown into a mature and effective incubator of quality Chinese film and stories.

 

Work progress of previous shortlisted projects

 

In 2018, SIFF PROJECT will make connections with China’s film industry resources in a more refined way, increasing support for projects under production by providing them with back-end resources such as domestic and international distribution, film festivals and exhibitions. This means the 2018 SIFF PROJECT not only accepts projects that are at financing stage to start filming, but also welcomes works that have started shooting or post-production.

 

SIFF PROJECT HARVEST 

2017 SIFF PROJECT

 

The Examinee, WANG Nianyi

Country/region: China

- In post-production

 

2016 SIFF PROJECT

 

Blue Amber, ZHOU Jie

Country/region: China

- In post-production

 

The Manifesto, NIU Han 

Country/region: China

- In post-production

 

Summer Arouse, LI Xiaojiang

Country/region: China

- 2016 SIFF World Express at Venice Film Festival

- In post-production

 

My Dear Friend, YANG Pingdao

Country/region: China

- 2016 SIFF World Express at Venice Film Festival

- In post-production

 

One Night on the Wharf, HAN Dong

Country/region: China

- 2017 Busan International Film Festival, nomination for New Currents Award

- 2017 Pingyao International Film Festival, nomination for New Generation China

 

Shanshui, YANG Xiao (aka: The Negative)

Country/region: China

- 2016 SIFF World Express at Venice Film Festival

- 2017 Venice Film Festival, Gap-Financing Market

 

2015 SIFF PROJECT

 

Reset, CHANG

Country/region: China, Korea

- 2015 Shanghai International Film Festival, Most Bankable Project

- 2017 Houston International Film Festival, Best Film and Best Actress

- 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival, Jackie Chan Action Movie Week, Best Action Movie Actress Award

- 2017 Commercial released 

- 2017 Neuchatel International Fantasy Film Festival, nomination for Best Film

 

Home Away, Oliver YAN

Country/region: China

- 2017 New York Independent Film Festival, Best Film, Best Screenwriter, Best Actor, Best Director of Photography , Best Editing Award

- 2017 New York Film Festival, Best Original Screenplay Award

- 2017 LA Film Festival, Best Film, Best Director, Best Photography, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actress Award

- 2017 Nice International Film Festival, Best Screenplay, Best Director Award

- 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival, Screening 

- 2017 Madrid International Film Festival, 3 nominations

 

The Song of Cotton (aka: Unable To Speak), ZHU Yuancheng

Country/region: China

- 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival Media Award, Best New Director, Best Film, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress 4 Awards

- 2016 Commercial released

 

Funny Soccer (aka: Winning Eleven), LAM Tze Chung

Country/region: China

- 2016 Commercial released 

 

My Egg Boy, Tienyu Fu

Country/region: China

- 2016 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Closing Film

- 2016 Busan International Film Festival, A Window on Asian Cinema 

- 2016 Commercial released

 

2014 SIFF PROJECT

 

A Touch of Your Heart, YUAN Zhe

Country/region: China

- 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival, Most Creative Project 

- In post-production

 

The Calm, SONG Fang

Country/region: China

- 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival, Most Creative Project

- 2017 Shooting

 

The Road Not Taken, TANG Gaopeng

Country/region: China

- In post-production

 

The Master, XU Haofeng

Country/region: China

- 2015 Golden Horse Awards, Best Action Choreography and 4 nominations

- 2015 Commercial released 

- 2016 Macow International Film Festival, Best Film , Best Actress Award

- 2016 Beijing International Film Festival, Best Supporting Actor Award and 1 nomination

- 2016 Chinese Film Media Awards, Best Screenwriter Award and 4 nominations

- 2016 The Tripod Award, Best Actress Award

 

Lost In White, XU Wei

Country/region: China

- 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival, Most Bankable Project 

- 2016 Commercial released 

- 2016 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

 

2013 SIFF PROJECT

 

Invisible Tattoo, LU Yitong

- 2017 Shooting

 

New York, New York, LUO Dong

Country/region: China

- 2016 Commercial released

 

Nezha, LI Xiaofeng

Country/region: China

- 2013 Shanghai International Film Festival, Most Creative Project 

- 2014 Busan International Film Festival, nomination for New Currents 

- 2014 China Onscreen Biennial

- 2014 Golden Horse Award, 2 nominations

- 2014 International Film Festival of Kerala

- 2015 Hong Kong Film Festival, Screening

- 2015 Singapore Chinese Film Festival

- 2015 Shanghai International Film Festival, Asian New Talent Project, 3 nominations

- 2015 Commercial released 

- 2015 Russia's International Film Festival, Opening Film

- 2015 Nantes Three Continents Film Festival, 1 nomination

- 2015 Sakhalin International Film Festival, nomination for Grand Prix 

 

12 Citizens (aka: 12 Chinese Men), XU Ang

Country/region: China

- 2014 Rome International Film Festival, Cinema d’Oggi, People's Choice Award

- 2015 Commercial released

- 2015 The Goteborg International Film Festival, nomination      

- 2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival, nomination for Main Competition

- 2015 Beijing International Film Festival, nomination for Forward Future

- 2015 Shanghai International Film Festival, Media Award, Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor Award

- 2015 Golden Rooster Award, Best Adopted Screenplay Award

 

Hot Blood Band (aka: Rock On), CHA Muchun

Country/region: China

- 2015 Commercial released 

- 2015 Shanghai International Film Festival, Panorama

- 2015 Gwangju International Film Festival

 

2012 SIFF PROJECT

 

Mrs.K, HO Yuhang

Country/region: Malaysia

- 2016 Golden Horse Award, Best Action Choreography nominated

- 2016 Commercial released 

- 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival, Jackie Chan Action Movie Week

- 2017 Chinese Young Generation Film Forum, Best Emerging Editor of the Year, Best Artist of the Year Award

 

Where the Wind Settles (aka: Once Upon a Time in Taiwan), WANG Tong

Country /region: Taiwan

- 2015 Shanghai International Festival, nomination for Gold Goblet Award

- 2015 Commercial released 

 

The Uncle Victory (aka: Tattoo), ZHANG Meng

Country/region: China

- 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival, Jury Grand Prix Award

- 2014 Golden Horse Award, nomination for Best Art Direction

- 2014 Hamburg Film Festival, nomination for Critics Award 

 

Looking for Rohmer, WANG Chao

Country/region: China

- 2014 Cannes Film Festival, nomination for An Certain Regard

 

2011 SIFF PROJECT

 

Legend Hero

- 2016 made into TV series 

 

Sweetheart Chocolate, Tetsuo SHINHARA

Country/region: China, Japan

- 2012 Tokyo International Film Festival, nomination for Winds of Asia 

- 2013 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, Closing film 

- 2013 Kwangju International Film Festival, Best Film Grand Jury Prize

 

2010 SIFF PROJECT

 

The Poet, LIU Hao

Country/region: China

- In post-production

 

Ash, LI Xiaofeng (aka: Tracing)

Country/region: China

- 2017 Busan International Film Festival, nomination for Kim Jiseok Award

- 2017 Pingyao International Film Festival, nomination for Hidden Dragons

- 2017 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Special Screenings

 

Black Coal, Thin Ice, DIAO Yinan

Country/region: China

- 2014 Berlin International Film Festival, Best Film, Best Actor Award 

- 2014 Golden Horse Award, Best Artistic Design and 7 nominations

- 2014 Asian Pacific Screen Awards, Best Photography Award

- 2014 Commercial released in China and Europe

- 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival, nomination for Black Pearl Award 

- 2014 Chicago International Film Festival, nomination for Best Feature 

- 2014 Ghent International Film Festival, nomination for Best Film 

- 2014 Sydney Film Festival, nomination for Best Film 

- 2015 Hong Kong Film Awards, nomination for Best Film From Mainland And Taiwan 

- 2015 Golden Rooster Award, nomination for Best Editing Award 

- 2015 Asian Film Awards, Best Actor, Best Screenwriter Award and 2 nominations

- 2015 Chinese Film Media Award, 5 nominations 

- 2015 Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal, Best Asian Film Award

- 2015 Hong Kong Film Awards, Best Chinese Language Film from the Two Coasts Award

- 2015 International Cinephile Society Awards, Best Picture Award

- 2015 the Tripod Award, 3 nominations

 

Forgetting to Know You (aka: Lost in Touch), QUAN Lin

Country/region: China

- 2010 Shanghai International Film Festival, Most Creative Project 

- 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, nomination for Forum

- 2013 Hong Kong International Film Festival, nomination for Young Cinema FIPRESCI Prize

- 2013 Tokyo FILMeX, nomination for Grand Prize 

- 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival, Media Award, Best Actress, Best Best Supporting Actor Award and 4 nominations 

- 2014 Commercial released in China

 

When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep, Chi-Jan HOU

Country/region: Taiwan

- 2012 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, Opening film

- 2012 Seattle international Film Festival

- 2013 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Vision Express

- 2013 Fantasia International Film Festival, Best Director Award

- 2013 Heartland Film Festival, Crystal Heart Prize

- 2013 Taipei Film Festival, 2 nominations

- 2013 Golden Horse Awards, 2 nominations 

- 2013 Asian Film Awards, 2 nominations

- 2013 Fantasia Film Festival, Best Director Award

- 2013 Skip City International D-Cinema Festival, nomination for Grand Prize 

- 2013 Commercial released

 

Love on Credit, Leste CHEN

Country/region: Taiwan

- 2011 Commercial released 

 

Grand Prix, YANG Yun-ho

Country/region: Korea

- 2010 Commercial released 

 

The Monkey King Wants A Raise, LI Feng

Country/region: China

- 2010 Co-presented by China Film Group Corporation and YOUKU

 

2009 SIFF PROJECT

 

Goodbye Ani!, Jae-Yong KWAK 

Country/region: China ,Korea

- 2009 Shanghai International Festival, Most Bankable Project

- 2014 Start shooting 

 

The Piano in a Factory, ZHANG Meng

Country/region: China

- 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival, Most Creative Project 

- 2010 Tokyo International Film Festival, Best Actor Award

- 2010 Toronto International Film Festival 

- 2010 Cinemanila International Film Festival, nomination for Lino Brocka Award 

- 2010 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, nomination for Best Director

- 2011 Sydney Chinese Film Festival, Special Jury Award 

- 2011 Miami International Film Festival, Knight Foundation Grand Jury Prize 

- 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival, Media Award, Best Film,Best Actor, Best Actress Award

- 2011 Golden Horse Award, FIPRESCI Prizes and 7 nominations

- 2011 Sarasota Film Festival, nomination for Jury Prize 

- 2011 Huabiao Award, Outstanding Story Award, Outstanding New Director Award and 2 nominations

- 2011 Golden Rooster Award, Jury Prize

- 2012 Sakhalin International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize and 1 nomination

- 2012 Beijing International Film Festival, Domestic screening Unit

- 2013 Asia Film Awards, 1 nomination 

 

Mr. Tree, HAN Jie

Country/region: China

- 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival, Jury Grand Prix and Best Director Award

- 2011 International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries in Vladivostok, Best Director and Best Actor Award

- 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival, Dragons & Tigers Award 

- 2011 Hong Kong Asia Film Festival, New Talent Award 

- 2011 Asian Pacific Screening Award, Best Actor Award

- 2011 Locarno International Film Festival, Golden Leopard Filmmakers of the Present Award

- 2011 Busan International Film Festival, nomination for A Window on Asian Cinema 

- 2011 BFI London Film Festival 

- 2011 Tokyo FILMeX Grand Prize, Special Mention and 1 nomination

- 2012 Chinese Film Media Award, Best Actor Award and 1 nomination

 

Great Wall My Love (aka: Wild Goose Chase), Emily LIU

Country/region: Taiwan

- 2011 Commercial released 

 

2008 SIFF PROJECT


Lord of Shanghai, HU Sherwood

Country/region: China

- 2017 Commercial released

 

Once Upon a Time in Tibet, DAI Wei

Country/region: China

- 2011 Commercial released

 

Brothers, JIN Chen

Country/region: China

- 2011 Commercial released

 

East Wind Rain, LIU Yunlong

Country/region: China

- 2010 Commercial released  

- 2011 Huading Award, nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture

 

Start Over, WANG Chao

Country/region: China

- 2009 Busan International Film Festival, nomination for A Window on Asian Cinema 

- 2009 Paris Cinema International Film Festival 

 

The Bus,Pang Ho-cheung

Country/region: China

- 2008 Commercial released 

- 2008 Beijing International Film Festival, Screenings

 

2007 SIFF PROJECT

 

Peculiar Kin, Wang Yunfei

Country/region: China

- 2012 Commercial released in Mainland China

- 2014 Beijing International Film Festival, Screening

 

Spots of Light, Yang Heng

Country/region: China

- 2010 Commercial released in Taiwan

- 2010 Rotterdam International Film Festival, Tiger Award

 

The Robbers, YANG Shupeng

Country/region: China

- 2007 Shanghai International Film Festival, Most Promising Project to Invest

- 2009 Busan International Film Festival, Midnight Passion 

- 2009 San Jose Film Festival Cinequest 

 

Tea of the Desert, LV Yue

Country/region: China

- 2008 Commercial released

 

 

2006 SIFF PROJECT

 

Here’s Shangri_la, Ismene TING

Country/region: China

- 2008 Cairo International Film Festival, nomination Film

- 2009 Shanghai International Film Festival, Media Award, Most Promising Actress Award

- 2009 Commerical released 

 

The Case, WANG Fen

Country/region: China

- 2007 Shanghai International Film Festival, Asian New Talent Award, Student Choice Award

 

 

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