•     The Jury President of this year’s Golden Goblet Award is Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev, whose 2014 film “Leviathan” won the “Best Screenplay" at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, the “Best Foreign Language Film” at the Golden Globe Awards in 2015 as well as an Academy Awards nomination for the “Best Foreign Film.”
  •     Shanghai Tech University and the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts will together launch a screenwriting training program in Shanghai later this month to nurture scriptwriting talents in China, officials said at the ongoing 18th Shanghai International Film Festival.
  •     The first Jackie Chan Action Movie Week was launched yesterday with a forum at the Grand Theater that discussed Chinese and foreign action movies.
  •     The favorite movies such as The Leviathan,Foxcatcher, The Theory of Everything, Nightcrawler, Whiplash and others will be shown.
  •     After announcing 9 ones last week. “The Dead End”, “Journey to the Shore”, “Love in the 1980s”, “Iron Fists” and “The Shameness” were made the finalists at the last gasp.By then, 14 competition finalists of Golden Goblet Award were all released.
  •     The 9-day 18th Shanghai International Film Festival was officially opened on June 13. This film festival gathered a lot of excellent shortlists and the opening ceremony also focused on the films. Lisa Lu, Chen Kaige, and Tong Dawei, the filmmakers of three generations expressed their love for films with emotion.
  •     The 18th SIFF Organization Committee and Walt Disney Pictures jointly announced that all six series of Star Wars, Hollywood classic sci-fi masterpiece, will be shown during this Shanghai International Film Festival.