The 14th Shanghai international film festival selects Kavalan in their panorama section.
The Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), founded in 1993, is China’s only A-category international film festival accredited by the FIAPF.
The FIAPF stands for International Federation of Film Producers Associations based in Paris, created in 1933, is an organization composed with 31 member associations from 25 of the leading audiovisual production countries. FIAPF is also in charge of supervising international film festivals, including some of the world's most important ones.
In International panorama section:
The SIFF receives nearly 2,500 annual submissions from well over 80 countries and areas over the past several years and the total festival submission number still maintains fast growing. Among more than 200 selected international films of high quality, all Panorama programs are strongly presented by a variety of commercial blockbusters, art-house films, indies, box-office top rankers and award-winning films by master filmmakers - to nurse multi-leveled consumption concept for local Chinese market.
In recent years, International Panorama draws high attention by prestigious film directors and stars with their new works. Premiers and red carpets, talents and crew Q&As with audience and press conferences not only raise possibility for local market entrance but also greatly helps to boost future box office for theatrical release.
Mr. Barry Levinson won the 1988 Best Director Oscar for Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. This film brought him the Academy Awards Best Picture and Best Director, and the Best Picture Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
The 14th SIFF will kick off on June 11 and Barry Levinson together with other six international judges will attend the opening. Besides, Levinson's classic works will be shown in the Tribute to Masters section where our Tamil film Kaavalan (Body guard) will also be showcased.
SIFF has issued an invitation to actor Vijay as guest of honor. The exact date of screening will be announced soon.