2011 Shanghai International Film Festival competitors revealed

2011 Shanghai International Film Festival competitors revealed

Hiroyuki Tanaka and Roland Joffe head list of directors competing for Golden Goblet Award
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Rupert Murdoch and his Chinese film producer wife Wendi Deng, will be some of the big names that will pack the red carpet at the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival.

As the 14th Shanghai International Film Festival gets closer (it will run June 11 to 19), the organizing committee is getting Chinese film buffs excited by announcing the candidates for the festival’s top prize, the Golden Goblet Award.

Major names on the list were British director Roland Joffe's, "There Be Dragons," and Japanese director Hiroyuki Tanaka's, "Bunny Drop."

The full Golden Goblet nominee list is:

  • "The Bones Tunnel" (Argentina) directed by Nacho Garassino
  • "Ainom" (Italy) directed by Lorenzo Ceva Valla
  • "Hayde Bre" (Turkey) directed by Orhan Oguz
  • "Bunny Drop" (Japan) directed by Hiroyuki Tanaka
  •  "The Quest" (India/Bangladesh) directed by Goutam Ghose
  • "Alive And Ticking" (Germany) directed by Andi Rogenhagen
  •  "Tomorrow's Joe"(Japan) directed by Fumihiko Sori
  • "Hydraulics" (Russia) directed by Yevgeni Serov
  • "There Be Dragons" (USA/Argentina/Spain) directed by Roland Joffe

"Rain Man" director Barry Levinson will chair this year's jury for the Golden Goblet Award.

Stars Susan Sarandon, Matt Dillon, Marisa Tomei and Willem Dafoe have all confirmed their trips to Shanghai, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

In additional to the regular who’s-who of Asian and Western film stars attending, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and his film producer wife Wendi Deng have also announced they will be at this year's Shanghai International Film Festival.

They will share their ideas on private investment in films during an industry forum, “Dancing with the Film Capital,” organizers said.

Business moguls and stars are packing onto Shanghai International Film Festival’s red carpet in hopes of capitalizing on China’s box office boom, as revenues last year grew 64 percent to US$1.5 billion.