Selected International Film & TV Markets

Shanghai International Film Festival

Shanghai International Film Festival
21F, 211 Kang Ding Road
200041 Shanghai
phone +86-21-62 53 71 15
fax +86-21-62 55 20 00

Managing Director
Ms. Fu Wenxia

Film Market Manager
Mr. Edward Xu

Program Director
Mr. Kane Yu

Contact for German Entries
Ms. Liyun Mao

Year of Foundation 1993

Event Date from 11 June 2021 till 20 June 2021

Event Date

in Shanghai, China

International Competition

Sections Golden Goblet Awards:
Feature Film Competition
Documentary Film Competition
Animation Film Competition
Short Film Competition

Asian New Talent Award

International Film Panorama

Category Documentary, Feature, Short

Terms of Entry Films must be completed after 1 June 2020, no previous screening in main competition of any other FIAPF-accreditated non-specialized competitive festivals, world premiere or International premiere is preferred.

Feature Film Competition , Documentary Film Competition of Golden Goblet Award, Asian New Talent Award, International Film Panorama: minimum running time 70 min.

Animation Film Competition: minimum running time 60 min.

Short Film Competition: maximum running time 40 min.

Genre Animation

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP

Registration Deadline 31 March 2021

Fees none

Attendance Figures 460,000

Participants of the Film Industry participation of all high profile representatives of the local film and TV industry, especially from "Greater China", approx. 400 industry attendees

Prizes/Awards Best Feature, Jury Grand Prix, Best director, Best actress, Best actor, Best screenplay, Best cinematography, Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Best Documentary Film, Best Animation Film

German Films


Golden Goblet Award Official Selection
ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES by Michalis Konstantatos (GR/BE/DE, Fabian Massah Produktion)

The Belt and Road Film week
LOVE TRILOGY: REBORN by Yaron Shani (IL/DE, The Post Republic)
MOTHERLAND by Tomas Vengris (LT/LV/DE/GR, Heimathafen Film)

Tribute to Masters - Claude Chabrol
LA CEREMONIE (BIESTER) by Claude Chabrol (FR/DE, Prokino)
Tribute to Masters - Federico Fellini
THE CLOWNS by Federico Fellini (IT/FR/DE, Bavaria Atelier)

SIFF Highlights – Viva la Festival
MONOS by Alejandro Landes (CO/AR/NL/DE/UY/FR, Pandora Filmproduktion)
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE by Haifaa Al-Mansour (SA/DE, Razor Film Produktion)
WHITE ON WHITE by Théo Court (ES/CL/FR/DE, Kundschafter Filmproduktion)

SIFF Classics – Film History Recommendation
THE CONFORMIST (DER GROSSE IRRTUM) by Bernardo Bertolucci (IT/FR/DE, Maran Film)

SIFF Specials – Tristar Pictures Retrospective
THE MASK OF ZORRO by Martin Campbell (US/DE)
SIFF Specials – Universal Apocalypse
THE CONSTANT GARDENER (DER EWIGE GÄRTNER) by Fernando Meirelles (GB/DE/US/CN, Babelsberg Film)

Global Village - Focus Germany
1986 by Lothar Herzog (DE/BY, Rohfilm Productions, DFFB)
BAUMBACHER SYNDROME by Gregory Kirchhoff (Kimotion Pictures, Kinescope Film)
EXILE (EXIL) by Visar Morina (DE/BE/XK, Komplizen Film)
GASMAN (GASMANN) by Arne Körner (Against Reality Pictures)
GIPSY QUEEN by Hüseyin Tabak (DE/AT, DOR FILM-WEST Produktionsgesellschaft)
RELATIVITY (MEIN ENDE. DEIN ANFANG.) by Mariko Minoguchi (Trimafilm, BerghausWöbke Filmproduktion)
MAN FROM BEIRUT by Christoph Gampl (chapplingo films int., 2Pilots Filmproduction, Kida Films)
PELICAN BLOOD (PELIKANBLUT) by Katrin Gebbe (DE/BG, Junafilm)
NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND (NARZISS UND GOLDMUND) by Stefan Ruzowitzky (DE/AT, Tempest Film, Mythos Film, Deutsche Columbia Filmproduktion)
RESISTANCE by Jonathan Jacubowicz (DE/US/UK/CN/CZ, Pantaleon Films, Neptune Features)
SISTERS APART (IM FEUER) by Daphne Charizani (DE/GR, Pallas Film, Match Factory Productions)
UNDINE by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
Global Village – Focus Italy
THE IMMORTAL by Marco D’Amore (IT/DE)

Spectrum – SIFF Rhapsody
CUNNINGHAM by Alla Kovgan (DE/US/FR, Achtung Panda! media)

Spectrum - Alternatives
OTAC (VATER) by Srdan Golubović (RS/FR/DE, Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion)
SIFF Documentaries
LOVEMOBIL by Elke Margarete Lehrenkrauß
THIS IS NOT A MOVIE by Yung Chang (CA/DE, Sutor Kolonko)
SIFF Short Films – International Selection
HOT DOG by Alma Buddecke, Marleen Valin

Number of Films Shown nearly 500 films in over 1.600 screenings (2018)

Media Coverage mostly local and regional, some coverage in international trade papers

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Feature Film Festival (so-called "A-Festival").

Evaluation The only A-Festival in China, organised by the Shanghai Office for Film and Television. This umbrella organization has a political function which implies almost all "politically reliable" filmmakers attend. The festival has so far been the big opportunity for the local audience to screen a wide variety of movies from overseas. Since China's market for overseas partners is rapidly growing the festival also uses the opportunity to open up for all Chinese filmmakers, offering them contacts with the international film industry.

Since 2003 the festival has established the official festival side-bar "Focus Germany" which presents about 10-15 new German films every year and allows the German filmmakers to meet with the Chinese audience and filmmakers.

Services The festival covers the shipping cost and the insurance of the print from the festival back to the print sender or to other festivals required by the sender. All films will be electronically subtitled in Chinese during the Festival. Translation of subtitles from English to Chinese and the screening of the subtitles will be complimentarily operated by the Festival.

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