REGULATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA
This Regulation is drawn to cover participation in competitions for International Panorama of the Shanghai International Film Festival. (hereinafter referred to as SIFF or The Festival).
SIFF was ratified by the State Council of China, it is one of the FIAPF-accredited non-specialized competitive film festivals throughout the world. The Festival focuses on multi-layer and multi-angle exploration of new directors. Its aim is to reveal films of quality in order to enhance exchange and cooperation between China and the rest of the world.
The Festival is held in June every year. The 22nd SIFF will be held from Saturday June 15 to Monday June 24, 2019.
The Festival chooses and invites the films which will be presented in panorama.
The feature-length films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Panorama (except for tribute or retrospective);
1) Film that has been completed after January 1, 2018.
2) The minimum running time is 70 minutes.
3) Format: DCP
In order to be eligible for selection, a film must be submitted to the Festival no later than March 31, 2019. We require either media storage devices（DVD, USB Disk, Hard Disk）or online screener for preview. Screeners may be sent to the following address by the above deadline:
Shanghai International Film Festival
20th Floor, 211 Kang Ding Road
Shanghai 200041, China
In the meantime, online film submission at www.siff.com is necessarily requested.
Contacts of fiction submission
Contact of documentary submission
Contact of animation submission
More documentation on each selected film including synopsis, film stills, biography & photo of director, cast and crew list for catalogue uses, as well as English subtitled/dialogue list, poster and film trailer (Detailed material list will be indicated in the film invitation separately）, must reach the Festival before May 20, 2019.
DCP of the selected films must reach the Festival before May 31, 2019. It is obligatory for the participant to follow the shipping instructions which accompany notification of film selection into the Festival.
During the entire Festival, none of the selected films may be shown outside the Festival's official theaters before its official presentation.
The submitter shall send back the Receipt of invitation within five working days after receiving the invitation from the Festival. No film selected may be withdrawn for any reason from the Festival once its participation has been officially confirmed by the submitter in writing. If the submitter requests to withdraw the film, the Festival shall have the right of final decision. If any loss is caused to the Festival due to the submitter’s request to withdraw the film, the submitter shall compensate for all economic losses and reputation loss caused thereby, including but not limited to the economic compensation, issuing an apology letter to the Festival and making a public apology via social media platform.
Films in languages other than English must be subtitled in English. The subtitling expenses are the responsibility of the producers. The producers must provide the Festival with complete English subtitled lists which accord with those on the DCP. For versions not corresponding exactly to this definition, the Festival will decide unilaterally whether the films in question are acceptable. All films will be electronically subtitled in Chinese during the Festival. Translation of subtitles from English to Chinese and the screening of the subtitles will be complimentarily operated by the Festival.
The submitter of the selected films are required to deliver films complying with the specifications for DCP used by the Festival.
All expenses for the transport of screener to the Festival, including custom fees and insurance, are the entire responsibility of the submitter.
The Festival covers outbound shipping and insurance fee, and pays for the insurance and storage during the period from the receipt of the DCPs to the return of the DCPs to the Forwarding Agent.
In case of damage to or loss of the DCPs during the period from the receipt of the DCPs to the delivery of DCPs by the Forwarding Agent, the Festival is only responsible for the costs involved in making a new DCP according to the current laboratory rates for ordering a standard DCP.
All the film DCPs must be addressed as follows:
Shanghai Logistics Consultant Co., Ltd.
c/o Shanghai International Film Festival
449 Bao Tong Road
Shanghai 200071, CHINA
The Festival must be notified of film titles, film format, date and way of delivery as well as the air waybill when the films are sent.
DCPs will be returned to the address indicated by the submitter within two weeks of the end of the Festival.
The director or one from the main crew of the selected films will be invited to attend the Festival. (Detailed offerings will be indicated in the invitation separately.)
The Festival maintains the right to decide all cases not provided in these Regulations, taking into account the clauses of the FIAPF International Regulations.
Participation in the Festival implies adherence to the regulations as here set out. It is the responsibility of producers, distributors, or other organizations submitting a film to ensure that they are legitimately entitled to enter a film in the Festival.
SIFF Organization Committee reserves the right of final explanation of all above articles.