Jury for 20th Shanghai International Film Festival Golden Goblet Award Announced Cristian Mungiu Chairs Jury for 2017 SIFF Award

The Organization Committee of 2017 Shanghai International Film Festival announced that the famous Romanian director Cristian Mungiu, who was awarded the Palme d’Or in Cannes with his feature 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, will be the chairman of the jury for the 20th Shanghai International Film Festival’s Golden Goblet Awards.

As a non-specialized competitive international film festival recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations, Shanghai International Film Festival has been building a professional and authoritative cultural exchange platform for foreign and domestic films, attracting a large number of outstanding filmmakers from home and abroad every year, and has already become a well-established brand. In recent years, film artists that have chaired the jury of SIFF awards include Gong Li, Wong Karwai, Tom Hooper, Jean-Jacques Arnaud, John Woo, Danny Boyle, Luc Besson, Andrei Zvyagintsev, and Emir Custurica. For this year, the Romanian new wave master Cristian Mungiu will join the jury for SIFF awards, taking the helm for the main competition unit.

Before becoming a film director, Cristian Mungiu worked as a journalist and teacher. Although he officially entered the film industry in his 30’s, he quickly demonstrated his outstanding talent with his hard work and efforts, and the films he directed have attracted extensive attention.

For Cristian Mungiu, Cannes is undoubtedly a place of blessing for his film career. In 2002, his film debut OCCIDENT/WEST was premiered in Cannes, and he won the Palme d’Or for his 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS in 2007. After that, his BEYOND THE HILLS was double awarded for the Best Screenplay and Best Actress. With BACALAUREAT/GRADUATION, he was awarded for the Best Director in 2016. He was in the jury of Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Recently, Cannes Film Festival announced that he will head the short film unit jury for the Film Fund Awards of the 70th Cannes Film Festival to be held in May this year.

As the leading filmmaker in “Romanian New Wave”, Cristian Mungiu is good at using the camera language to tell stories; moreover, the themes of his films are all closely related to the post-socialist reality of Romania. Speaking of being invited to be the jury chairman for Shanghai International Film Festival, Cristian Mungiu said, “I have tremendous respect for Asian films, so I am very honored to be invited to join the jury of Shanghai International Film Festival. While full of expectation for the films to be shown, I do understand, what enjoys more values than the awards is that, the film festival provides a non-ignorable, fantastic opportunity for exchange and exploration concerning films and life in general.”



Golden Goblet Awards jury of this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival are:


Main Competition:

Baoping CAO, Chinese Director, Screenwriter, Producer

LI Qiang, Chinese Screenwriter

Milcho MANCHEVSKI, USA/Macedonian Director

SABU, Japanese Director

Gary Michael WALTERS, American Producer

XU Qing, Chinese Actress



Iikka VEHKALAHTI, Finnish Documentary Producer, Director

Kazuhiro SODA, Japanese Documentary Producer, Director

DU Haibin, Chinese Documentary Director



Tony BANCROFT, American Animation Director

Junji KOBAYASHI, Japanese Animation Director

YUAN Mei, Chinese Screenwriter, Animation Producer


20th Golden Goblet Awards Competition Films


BRIGSBY BEAR (USA), directed by Dave McCary

THE CHINESE WIDOW (China), directed by Bille August

THE CONFORMIST (China), directed by Cai Shangjun

FAULT CONDITION (Romania), directed by Cătălin Saizescu

I’M A KILLER (Poland), directed by Maciej Pieprzyca

IN THE GREAT AND TERRIBLE WORLD (Italy), directed by Daniele Maggioni/ Laura Perini/ Maria Grazia Perria

KHARMS (Russia/ Lithuania/ Macedonia), directed by Ivan Bolotnikov

MAD TO BE NORMAL (Great Britain), directed by Robert Mullan

MY BROTHER SIMPLE (Germany), directed by Markus Goller

NO BED FOR ROSES (Bangladesh/ India), directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

OUR TIME WILL COME (China), directed by Ann Hui

PEDICAB (Philippines), directed by Paolo Villaluna

REMINISCENCE (Japan), directed by Yasuo Furuhata

YELLOW (Iran), directed by Mostafa Taghizad’h


BIG SONIA (USA), directed by Leah Warshawski

THE GOOD POSTMAN (Finland/ Bulgaria), directed by Tonislav Hristov

ROBIN (Italy), directed by Michele Santoro

STILL TOMORROW (China), directed by FAN Jian



IN THE FOREST OF HUCKYBUCKY (Norway), directed by Rasmus A. Sivertsen

LOVING VINCENT (Great Britain), directed by Hugh Welchman/ Dorota Kobiela

LU OVER THE WALL (Japan), directed by Masaaki Yuasa

RICHARD THE STORK (Germany/ Belgium/ Luxembourg/ Norway), directed by Reza Memari/ Toby Genkel

TEA PETS (China), directed by WANG Wei

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