The Sixth Shanghai International Film Festival opened here Saturday.
A total of 410 films are scheduled for the event, including the Academy Award Best Film winner "A Beautiful Mind."
Screening in the city's 11 cinemas are a range of international films, including "Charlotte Grey" from Britain, "All About Lily Chou Chou" from Japan, "Station" from Poland, "Hart's War" from the United States, "Lovers of the Nile" from France and two Chinese films "Life Show" and "Meeting Life and Death."
From these films, 14 will compete for this year's Golden Goblet Award.
An international TV festival will also be launched here Sunday.
Meanwhile, a number of international symposiums on the entertainment economy and Asian films in the new century are scheduled during the two festivals.
The annual Shanghai International Film Festival, initiated in 1993, is the only of its kind in China and one of the two Category A international film festivals in Asia.