It is one of the largest film festivals in East Asia. The first festival was held from October 7 to 14, 1993, and was held every two years until 2001. In 2003, there was no festival due to the outbreak of SARS. Since its inception in 1993, the Shanghai International Film Festival has become the only international category A film festival in China. SIFF organized by the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film and Television and Shanghai Media & Entertainment Group.
Contest: Golden Goblet Award and Asian New Talent Award
SIFF March: Film Market, China Film Pitch and Catch (CFPC) and Co-Production Film Pitch and Catch (Co-FPC);
SIFFORUM: conference of the president, main seminar, round table and master class;
International film scene: OFFICIAL SELECTION, HOMAGE TO MASTERS, SEEING CHINA, GLOBAL PEOPLE and SPECTRUM.
JURY GRAND PRIX
GOLDEN GOLBET AWARD
THE BEST FILM
THE BEST DIRECTOR
THE BEST ACTOR
THE BEST SCREENPLAY
THE BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (the award will be given to the director of photography)
OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC ACCESS in the categories of art direction, costumes, assembly, make-up, etc.
THE BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM.
THE BEST ANIMATION FILM.
Catalan Films & TV organizes a shipment of Catalan productions to the festival.