Shanghai International Film Festival

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Shanghai International Film Festival
Sebastian Bieniek Pressekonferenz 10th Shanghai International Film Festival 2007.jpg
Sebastian Bieniek 2007 Shanghai Int. Film Festival press conference
Location Shanghai, China
Founded 1993
Awards Golden Goblet
www.siff.com
Donnie Yen at the 2007 festival
Chen Hao at the 2007 festival

The Shanghai International Film Festival (Chinese: 上海国际电影, French: Festival international du film de Shanghai), abbreviated SIFF, is one of the largest film festivals in East Asia.[1]

Along with Tokyo International Film Festival, the SIFF is one of the biggest film festivals in Asia.[2] The first festival was held from October 7 to 14, 1993, and was held until 2001. In 2003 there was no festival due to the SARS outbreak.[3] Since its beginning in 1993, Shanghai International Film Festival has grown to become an A-category international film festival.[4]

SIFF organized by Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group. It awards several "Golden Goblet" Awards (Chinese: 金爵; pinyin: Jin Jue) for best film, best director, best actor/actress, and other categories, as well as a "Special Jury Award." SIFF Mart consists of the Film Market, China Film Pitch and Catch (CFPC), and Co-production Film Pitch and Catch (Co-FPC). The SIFFORUM is a communication platform.[5]

The 14th Shanghai International Film Festival was held from June 11 to June 19, 2011 and was chaired by US director Barry Levinson.[6]

Awards[edit]

The most prestigious award given out at Shanghai is the Jin Jue ("Golden Goblet") for the best film.

International Student Shorts Award was introduced since the 9th SIFF in 2006, as a stage for the young people to communicate with renowned film masters and to display their works. It is one of the three grand awards of Shanghai International Film Festival, together with Golden Goblet Award and Asian New Talent Award, by which more and more students approach to the world film industry. [7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singapore films shine at the 11th Shanghai International Film Festival". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  2. ^ Chuck Berry. "10 Years Young: The Shanghai International Film Festival". Sense of Cinema. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  3. ^ Jones, Arthur (2004-06-13). "Fest welcomes banned Beijing Acad helmers". Variety. Retrieved 2008-12-22. 
  4. ^ Norwegian Films at Shanghai International Film Festival norway.cn
  5. ^ SIFF Overview
  6. ^ "THE 14TH SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Schedule List". Siff.com. Retrieved 2011-06-05. 
  7. ^ "International Student Shorts Award section in SIFF website". SIFF. Retrieved 2010-10-11. 

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