The Shanghai International Film Festival (Chinese: ä¸æµ·å½é ç"µå½±è, French: Festival international du film de Shanghai), abbreviated SIFF, is one of the largest film festivals in East Asia.
Along with Tokyo International Film Festival, the SIFF is one of the biggest film festivals in Asia. 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. Since its beginning in 1993, Shanghai International Film Festival has grown to become an A-category international film festival.
SIFF organized by Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group. It awards several "Golden Goblet" Awards (Chinese: é'çµ; 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.
The 14th Shanghai International Film Festival was held from June 11 to June 19, 2011 and was chaired by US director Barry Levinson.
The most prestigious award given out at Shanghai is the Jin Jue ("Golden Goblet") for the Best Feature Film.
- Best Feature Film
- Jury Grand Prix
- Best Actress
- Best Actor
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Music
- Best Cinematography
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.
- International Student Shorts Awards
- Best Film Award
- Best Director Award
- Best Animation Award
- Best Creative Idea Award
- Special Jury Award
China Movie Channel Media Awards are also held during every SIFF.
- Cinema of China
- Film festivals
- List of film festivals in China
- Shanghai International Film Festival official site
- IMDb entry
- State of the Shanghai International Film Festival by Casey Hall, CNN International, 8 June 2011
- 13th Shanghai International Film Festival CRI