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The film entry for 13th FIRST International Film Festival Xining starts on December 1, 2018.


FIRST International Film Festival is dedicated to documenting the filmmaking of emerging sinophile cinema and offering an evaluation standard of effectiveness and fairness. Taking industry, art, professionalism together into consideration, the festival wishes to company, encourage and guide those who proactively explore and practise film art.


The submission deadline for the 13th FIRST is April 20, 2019.


The submission is open to narrative features, documentaries, and short films. Please read the Rules and Regulations before submit your film.13th FIRST IFF Competition Rules and Regulations.pdf


A film need to meet the following requirement to be considered for competition:


1)The filmis completed after January 1, 2018.


2)For narrative features, the film should be among the director’s first three directorial narrative features. (co-directed work not included; if the submitted film is co-directed, then every director need to meet this requirement)


3)Films that already have been theatrical/online released in China or planning to do so before the Festival takes place are not admitted.


4)If any edition of the film has been previously submitted to FIRST or has been screened at at FIRST, it will not be reconsidered for the new edition. 




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