FIRST International Film Festival (FIRST IFF) is dedicated to documenting the rich specimen of emerging sinophone filmmaking landscape and offering an effective and fair evaluation standard for that matter through the format of main competition.  FIRST IFF aspires to provide the explorers of cinematic art with the returning spirit of cinema and forward-looking guidance, encouragement and accompaniment.

FIRST FRAME is a special curation co-presented by FIRST IFF and CHANEL that focuses on the diverse images of women in the works of emerging filmmakers in contemporary Chinese-language cinema. It aims to encourage the creative depiction of female characters and themes.

Award of Pioneering, co-initiated by FIRST IFF and BMW, uses short film as the bridge to focus on the ecology of emerging young talents, encourage filmmakers to inherit and create the spirit of short films.

To discover more:

The Competition film entry of the 17th FIRST International Film Festival Xining has closed.

For more information, please download the rules and regulations below.

The 17th FIRST International Film Festival Competition Rules & Regulations

The 17th FIRST International Film Festival FIRST FRAME Award Guidelines

The 17th FIRST International Film Festival Award of Pioneering Guidelines