The century-old film culture and film industry have wrought a rich film and cultural foundation for the city of Shanghai. In 1993, the Shanghai International Film Festival was born in the tide of reform and opening up. In 1994, it was recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations as the first and only international non-specialized competitive film festival in China.
In recent years, with the increasing growth of China’s economic strength and the rise of its international status, Chinese films have attracted more and more attention from people around the world, and SIFF, held in June annually, has become a great event for filmmakers worldwide, whose universal industry appeal, international influence, and effect on the world’s multicultural film culture and development of the film industry have also been praised by people inside and outside the industry.
The festival dates: June 2020 (postponed).
The submission deadline for short films: March 31, 2020.
Submission page (should sign up to submit)