|By February 28th, 8,041 young people had applied for Shanghai Film Academy. The major of performance, which planned to accept 20 students,had 5,265 applicants already.The acceptance ratio reached to 263:1. The major of drama & directing for film and TV planned to take in 20 students. This is the first year for this major open to students, however 1,503 applicants had registered for the entrance exam. The major of Film Photography & Production planned to take in 20 students from 945 applicants and will hold its entrance exam from March 17th to 23rd Drama & Directing for Film and TV is also a new major open to students and will implement the entrance exam from March 18th to 23rd. The famous film director Tian Zhuangzhuang who is the vice dean of Shanghai Film Acedamy, emphasized that Shanghai Film academy is forcing on training the talents who have basic knowledge of film & TV directing, independent thinking capability, humanity feelings, practical and creative capability, and compassion. Moreover, the students need to be able to be engaged in film and TV production in film factory, film & TV production company, etc.