The 18th edition of the Shanghai International Film Festival has received a record 2,096 entries from 108 countries and regions, organizers said, and this year's event will have a strong Asian focus.

Among the films nominated for the Golden Goblet Award are Sunstroke, from Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov, Kang Je-kyu's Salut D'amour, Cake by Daniel Barnz from the U.S. and Taiwan director Wang Tung's Where the Wind Settles.

The nominations also include Polish director Jacek Lusiński's Carte Blanche, The Duchess of Warsaw by France's Joseph Morder (France), Jameh Daran by Iran's Hamid Ghotbe, The Midwife by Antti Jokinen (Finland/Lithuania) and The Night Watchman, directed by Pierre Jolivet (France/Belgium).
其他获得提名的作品还有波兰导演Jacek Lusiński的作品《女友的秘密》,法国导演约瑟夫·莫德的作品《华沙女公爵》,伊朗导演Hamid Ghotbe的作品《意外的真相》,导演安提·乔金恩的作品《助产士》(芬兰/立陶宛),导演皮埃尔·祖利维的作品《守夜人》(法国/比利时)。

The festival is to be held from June 13 to 21, and ticket sales will begin about one week ahead of the festival.

The red carpet event will welcome nearly 400 stars from home and abroad to the opening ceremony, including Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi, Fan Bingbing, Yao Chen, Jackie Chan, Aaron Kwok, Leon Lai, Liu Ye, and Eddie Peng.

15 films were nominated for the Asian New Talent Award, including a crop of wave-making Asian films, such as Teenage Babylon, End of Winter, River, Wolf Warrior and 13.

This year's festival will include 45 screening locations, up from last year’s 35, covering 17 districts in Shanghai with 1,200 film screens. Two special events, the Internet Film Carnival and Jackie Chan Action Movie Week, will also take place this year.