With the joint efforts of Xining government and China Film Critics Society, FIRST International Film Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 21st to 30th of July 2016. We immersed ourselves in classification and filings, promoting the most valuable and promising emerging films, plus giving them advices. To drive the art creation and originality forward, FIRST dedicates to the discovery of the emerging films and providing them a challenging platform, which provides a reference for the contemporary film trends. We advocate freedom, aim at getting rid of institutional and ideological bondage and thus promote the rebirth of the film tradition spirit. FIRST is far more than a film festival served youngsters, it now becomes the industry standards of emerging films all over the world. Let’s meet at the entrance of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, namely Xining, waiting for the distinguished participants, make the change.
The FIRST International Film Festival Xining 2016 has succeeded in remaining faithful to its vocation: to serve as a showcase for the most innovative films around the world. We are aiming to raise a trend towards liberalization and shake off the bound ideology in order to promote the artistic excellence, innovation and fresh ideas from the emerging filmmakers. The FIRST International Film Festival offers great opportunities in a host of exciting, challenging and professional programmes to discover and promote talents to succeed in the film industry. This has become the main purpose which the FIRST International Film Festival has always been striving for.
COMPETITION SECTIONS FIRST
International Film Festival Xining 2016 has only one competition section: the Emerging Cinema Competition. The Festival does NOT charge any entry fee. The film selection will be made by the Festival Programme Committee. Participation in the festival implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations by filmmakers, producers and their agents.
This year, the selection of films – in and out of competition – has been expanded, with a special focus on debut films from Africa. The submission period is between January 1st and May 15th, 2016.
Download the rules and regulations Rules and Regulations_
Download the submission form FIFFX 2015 Submission Form
Download the press kit 2FIRST FILM FESTIVAL media kit