Shanghai International Film Festival

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Shanghai International Film Festival
Sebastian Bieniek Pressekonferenz 10th Shanghai International Film Festival 2007.jpg
Sebastian Bieniek at 2007 Shanghai International Film Festival press conference
LocationShanghai, China
AwardsGolden Goblet
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. 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]

The 2018 Shanghai International Film Festival was held from 16 June to 25 June 2018.[7]


Golden Goblet Awards[edit]

The most prestigious award given out at Shanghai is the Jin Jue ("Golden Goblet") for the Best Feature Film.

Asian New Talent Award[edit]

An award launched in 2004 aimed at gathering new forces in film creativity, excavating/tapping fresh young faces on screens, and boosting newly made productions by young film makers into worldwide perspective.[8]

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Scriptwriter
  • Best Cinematographer

International Student Shorts Awards[edit]

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. [9]

  • Best Film Award
  • Best Director Award
  • Best Animation Award
  • Best Creative Idea Award
  • Special Jury Award

China Movie Channel Media Awards[edit]

China Movie Channel Media Awards are presented at each Shanghai International Film Festival by China Movie Channel since 2007. Voted by the reporters in the entertainment industry, the awards are aimed at "promoting medium-and-small-budget homegrown movies and exposing talented young directors and actors".[10]

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress

Jackie Chan Action Movie Awards[edit]

Jackie Chan Action Movie Awards are presented during the Jackie Chan Action Movie Week during the Shanghai International Film Festival since 2015. Voted by the reporters in the entertainment industry, the awards are aimed at "celebrating international action movies and honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the genre.".[11][12]

  • Best Action Movie
  • Best Action Movie Director
  • Best Action Choreographer
  • Best Action Movie Actor
  • Best Action Movie Actress
  • Best Action Movie New Performer
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Fight

See also[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
  5. ^ SIFF Overview
  6. ^ "THE 14TH SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Schedule List". Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2011-06-05.
  7. ^ The 21st Shanghai International Film Festival Calls for Entries!
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  9. ^ "International Student Shorts Award section in SIFF website". SIFF. Retrieved 2010-10-11.
  10. ^ Zhang Rui (2012-06-19). "Jackie Chan launches SIFF Media Awards". China Central Television.
  11. ^ "Overview of Jackie Chan Action Movie Week". Shanghai International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2016-06-27.
  12. ^ "Jackie Chan Award Action Movie Winners Announced 2016". Shanghai International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2016-08-17.

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