This year, there is a significant Russian presence at the Chinese event that will take place June 11 – 20 in person. 17 Russian films will be shown in various screening programs, 5 of them to be world premiered at the Festival.
Shanghai International Film Festival
The 24th Shanghai International Film Festival is set to return with a sizable in-person edition in June. The SIFF will run June 11 – 20, with its Golden Goblet awards ceremony to be held in person in Shanghai on June 19. This year, there is a significant Russian presence at the event, 17 Russian films will be shown in various screening programs, 5 of them to be world premiered at the Festival.
Evgenia Markova, the Roskino CEO stated: "During the last 3-5 years, we have been continuously enjoying the success of Russian cinematography around the world. This year is especially fruitful for our talents – directors, producers, and actors. A wide range of different types of projects will be presented at the Shanghai International Film Festival – from feature films, short films, and animation to the cinematography of the regions of Russia. Presenting 17 projects at one of the biggest international festivals is itself a great success, and I wish my colleagues all the best at the upcoming event”.
There are three Russian films included in the main competition – two films in the feature film section: "To Feel" (2020) by Vitaliy Saltykov and "The Conscience" (2021) by Alexey Kozlov, and Zarnitsa (2021) by Alena Shevchenko in the short film competition.
These titles will be world premiered at the Festival, along with "The Dorm" by Roman Vasyanov (2021, Spectrum Debut program), "The Dream is Gone" (2021, Spectrum: Alternatives) by Maria Batova, and "Sincerely Yours" (2021, Spectrum: Alternatives) by Igor Bagaturia.