The 14th edition of the annual Shanghai International Film Festival runs June 11-19, 2011.
Being one of Asia's biggest film events, this year's festival has attracted 1,519 films from 102 countries and regions. All of them are applying to compete for the top Golden Goblet award. Tang Lijun, the festival's general manager, says the number is a great increase on previous years.
Among the applicants, 16 films have been shortlisted for the competition. They will be screened during the festival with their crew and/or cast members meeting audiences in Q&A sessions. [See all nominees]
A seven-member jury, led by American filmmaker Barry Levinson, will decide the Golden Goblet winners for best feature film, best director, best screenplay, best actor and actress, best cinematography, best music and the Jury Grand Prix. [About jury members]
Winners are scheduled to be announced on June 19.