SIFF is a non-specialized competitive international film festival recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations. Nineteen festivals have been held so far. In the process, supported by the rapid development of China’s film industry and the construction of Shanghai into an international cultural metropolis, SIFF has been building a professional and authoritative cultural exchange platform for foreign and domestic films, expanding its influence through the four major activities including the award, market, forum and film panorama, and enhancing its international communication through the “SIFF World Express” and “the Belt and Road”. SIFF has now become a well-established brand. The 20th Shanghai International Film Festival will be held from June 17 to 26, 2017.