Shanghai International Film Festival

For alternative meanings of SIFF, see SIFF (disambiguation)
Shanghai International Film Festival

Sebastian Bieniek at 2007 Shanghai International Film Festival press conference
Location Shanghai, China
Founded 1993
Awards Golden 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, 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]


Golden Goblet Awards

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

International Student Shorts Awards

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]

China Movie Channel Media Awards

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".[8]

Jackie Chan Action Movie Awards

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.".[9][10]

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