The Chinese film ANIMAL WORLD, directed by Han Yan and starring Li Yifeng and Michael Douglas, will be the opening film of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival which will run from June 16th to 25th, 2018.

The first batch of 8 competition feature films for Golden Goblet Awards include: FRIDAY’S CHILD (USA) directed by A.J Edwards, HATTRICK (Iran) directed by Ramtin Lavafipour, A HOLE IN THE HEAD (Poland) directed by Piotr Subbotko, LOST, FOUND (China) directed by Lv Yue, OUT OF PARADISE (Switzerland/Mongolia) directed by Batbayar Chogsom, A TRANSLATOR (Cube/Canada) directed by Rodrigo Barriuso and Sebastian Barriuso, THE WAY TO MANDALAY (Denmark) directed by Ole Bornedal, and WHERE I’VE NEVER LIVED (Italy) directed by Paolo Franchi.

The festival announced the full list of Golden Goblet Awards jury. The feature film unit jury is chaired by Chinese director and actor Jiang Wen and other jury members include Chang Chen (Chinese Taiwanese Actor), Ildiko Enyedi (Hungarian Director and Screenwriter), Semih Kaplanoglu (Turkish Director, Screenwriter and Producer), Naomi Kawase (Japanese Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Actress), David Permut (American Producer), and Qin Hailu (Chinese Actress, Screenwriter and Producer).

The documentary unit jury is chaired by Finnish documentary director, photographer, screenwriter and producer Pirjo Honkasalo, and Israeli documentary director Yoav Shamir and Chinese documentary director Wu Wenguang serve as judges. The animation unit jury is chaired by French animation director Jacques-Remy Girerd, and Japanese animation director and screenwriter Sunao Katabuchi and Chinese animation scholar and director Sun Lijun serve as judges.

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