The century-old film culture and film industry has wrought a rich film and cultural foundation for the city of Shanghai. In 1993, the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) was born in the tide of reform and opening up. In 1994, it was accredited by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations as the first and only international competitive feature film festival in China.
In its 24-session history, Shanghai International Film Festival has been witnessed the development ups and downs of Chinese film, experienced the twists and turns of the journey of growth, and also harvested the joy of success, winning, with firm steps and unremitting efforts, the trust of Chinese and foreign filmmakers and film institutions.In the special context of the times when all efforts are made to prevent and control the epidemic, the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival, to be held in 2021, has 4,443 films from 113 countries and regions registered for the competition.The holding of every SIFF has vigorously driven the development of China's film cause and industry, as well as the improvement of the Shanghai's core competitiveness and cultural soft power, while continuously meeting the cultural needs of the people who love films. It is the film festival that has called forth a better city life and a livelier city.
The 25th Shanghai International Film Festival will be held in June 2023. At the new start of the new era, Shanghai International Film Festival will converge, present and support fine film works at home and abroad with a more open attitude to enrich the brand of “Shanghai Culture” and promote China to grow from a large film country to a film power.
Let’s gather together at the 25th Shanghai International Film Festival to witness the glamour of film art!