The 24th Shanghai International Film Festival Call for Entries

The 24th Shanghai International Film Festival Call for Entries

Deadline: 31 maart

The 24th Shanghai International Film Festival will be held from June 11-20, 2021. Call for entries worldwide will open on December 1, 2020. Online submission will be available at www.siff.com for Golden Goblet Award, Asian New Talent Award, and International Film Panorama. The submission deadline is March 31, 2021.
 
The feature-length films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Fiction Competition of Golden Goblet Award:
1) Film that has been completed in the country of origin after June 1, 2020. 
2) Film that has not been selected in an international section (competitive or not) of other FIAPF-accredited non-specialized competitive film festivals before SIFF; Film that has not been released commercially other than their country of origin.
3) World premiere or International premiere is preferred.
4) The minimum running time is 70 minutes.
5) Format: DCP
 
The feature-length documentary films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Documentary Competition of Golden Goblet Award:
1) Film that has been completed in the country of origin after June 1, 2020. World premiere or International premiere is preferred.
2Film that has not been in the main competition category of other FIAPF-accredited non-specialized competitive film festivals before SIFF;
3) The minimum running time is 70 minutes. 
4) Format: DCP
 
The feature length animation films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Animation Competition for Golden Goblet Award:
1) Film that has been completed in the country of origin after June 1, 2020. World premiere or International premiere is preferred.
2) Film that has not been in the main competition category of other FIAPF-accredited non-specialized competitive film festivals before SIFF;
3) The minimum running time is 60 minutes.
4) Format: DCP
 
The short films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Short Film Competition of Golden Goblet Award:
1) A short film that has been completed in the country of origin after June 1, 2020.
2) A short film is defined as an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.
3) The Short film must not be exhibited publicly or distributed anywhere in any nontheatrical form before the Festival. Nontheatrical public exhibition or distribution includes but is not limited to: Broadcast and cable televisionPPV/VOD; DVD distribution; Internet transmission.
4) All films must be submitted in a standard theatrical exhibition aspect ratio.
5) All eligible motion pictures must be publicly exhibited by means of unencrypted DCP, or in a 24- or 48-frame progressive scan Digital Cinema format with a minimum projector resolution of 2048 by 1080 pixels, image compression (if used) conforming to JPEG 2000; and image and sound file formats suitable for exhibition in commercial Digital Cinema sites.
 
The feature films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Asian New Talent Award:
1Film which is one of the first two long fiction films directed by a Director of Asian nationality or Asian origin is eligible to apply for Best Film Award.
2Director of Asian nationality, the competition film directed by whom is one of his/her first two long fiction films is eligible to apply for Best Director Award.
3Actor/Actress of Asian nationality, whose competition film is one of the first two long fiction films in which he/she plays leading role, is eligible to apply for Best Actor /Actress Award.
4Script Writer of Asian nationality, the competition film written by whom is one of his/her first two long fiction films, is eligible to apply for Best Script Writer Award.
5Cinematographer of Asian nationality, the competition film shot by whom is one of his/her first two long fiction films, is eligible to apply for Best Cinematographer Award.
6All films applying for ANTA must be completed in the country of origin after June 1, 2020.
7) The minimum running time is 70 minutes.
8) Format: DCP
 
The feature-length films that meet the following conditions are eligible for Panorama (except for tribute or retrospective)
1) Film that has been completed after January 1, 2020.
2) The minimum running time is 70 minutes.
3) Format: DCP
 
To learn more about regulations for entries of the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival, please visit SIFF official website www.siff.com and refer to related columns.