上海酷儿影展（Shanghai Queer Film Festival，简称SHQFF）是一个全新的酷儿电影平台，通过放映世界各地优秀的酷儿新片，探讨性向，延展“性”的无限可能。这是一个为影人与观众打造的平台，让大家聚在一起分享、参与，探索LGBTQIA（同性恋、双性恋、跨性别、酷儿、无性恋、双性人）的各类话题。
Shanghai Queer Film Festival is a new platform for queer cinema, exploring sexuality and expanding gender through screenings of some of the best new films from around the world. A space for filmmakers and audiences to meet, share and engage in what it means to be LGBTQIA.
SHQFF believes in better representation on screen. We seek a diverse and intersectional queer culture in cinema, the dissemination of ideas, dreams, and love. We aim to provide filmmakers, especially those of Chinese and Asian backgrounds, with a platform to showcase their work and make their voices heard. Our industry outreach, including panels discussions and networking, helps you to take your film further and bring you closer to audiences.
SHQFF is a completely volunteer-run and not-for-profit community event. Events are free and open to all, and we strive to create open and safe discussion spaces for deep engagement with the films and issues. A week of culture, engagement and celebration. We dance to the beat of the screen.
Last September, we all enjoyed a successful first SHQFF, which lasted for 8 days in Shanghai. By building a brand-new queer film platform, we were very happy to have screened outstanding queer films from across the globe and have opened up the discussion of love and queer culture in a diversified context.
The Short Film Competition was created to showcase new and emerging filmmakers, especially those from Asia. As an integral part of last-year’s festival, we collected over 800 works from over 60 countries and regions. The 15 finalists that we presented last September got a strong response from our audiences.
For 2018 SHQFF, Short Film Contest has changed its name to Short Film Section, which has two categories: Asian Short Film Competition and World Short Film Screening. It is our hope that we fully represent Asian films on screen, increasing the diversity of the festival while reserving the focus on Asian queer films. This will provide a platform to all participating filmmakers both in Asia and world at large and bring more premium content to our local audience.
This year, the Asian Short Film Competition will offer six awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Grand Jury Award. Selected films of the World Short Film Screening will not be judged nor awarded, but instead will be screened as part of our official selection during the festival.
If your film tells a story about LGBTQIA people in Asia, or about what Asian LGBTQIA have experienced, please do not hesitate to sign up for the 2018 SHQFF Asian Short Film Competition. If your film is about LGBTQIA experiences outside the Asian perspective, please sign up for the 2018 SHQFF World Short Film Screening. We are very keen to hear your voices, no matter where you are or what culture you come from.
Are you ready for the Queer Feast? Sign up!
There are six awards for films participated in the Asian Short Film Competition:
SHQFF 2018 Best Film
SHQFF 2018 Best Director
SHQFF 2018 Best Cinematography
SHQFF 2018 Best Screenplay
SHQFF 2018 Best Actor
SHQFF 2018 Grand Jury Award
There is NO award for films selected in the World Short Film Screening, films selected in this category are only for the official screening.
The applicant must be the owner/copyright holder/accredited sales agent of the submitted film and have properly acquired relevant permissions for any copyrighted materials used.
Films which have been broadcast on Television, a public internet screening platform or have had an international theatrical release prior to SHQFF 2018 are NOT eligible for Short Film Section.
All films submitted must have a running time of 40 minutes or less.
Films may be in any language but must include either Chinese or English subtitles.
All films must be submitted before June 8, 2018, and have been produced within 1 years prior to the submission deadline. (That is they must have been produced between June 8, 2017 and June 8, 2018.)
There is a $5 submission fee for each submitted film.
All films should focus on LGBTQIA subjects or story experienced by LGBTQIA characters.
The Short Film Section contains two categories, the Asian Short Film Competition and the World Short Film Screening. Films submitted to the Asian Short Film Competition must be relevant to ‘Asia,’ for example, the story takes place in an Asian country, the main character is Asian, etc. (‘Asian’ may be interpreted as a national, cultural or ethnic identity.) Films that do not meet the above requirements, should be submitted to World Short Film Screening category.
Selected film submissions in all categories will be notified by 15, July 2018. Award winners for the Asian Short Film Competition will be announced during the 2018 Shanghai Queer Film Festival.
Shanghai Queer Film Festival (SHQFF) may screen the film publicly as part of its program and in conjunction with other events. In addition, SHQFF is granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes, and without limitation as to time in all media including but not limited to internet and television broadcast.
Applicants will provide full production details and publicity stills, press kits, and posters on request.
The cost of shipping an entry must be paid by the applicants. Submissions received with incorrect postage or that incur postage charges may not be accepted.
Film print and other film material will be handled with utmost care. However, neither the SHQFF staff nor the staff from the supporting theatre organizations can assume responsibility for damage or loss of the print and other film materials, en route or otherwise, while in the possession of festival staff.
Applicants attending the awards ceremony are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and all other expenses.
Filmmakers who are accepted into SHQFF will be given a FREEPASS to attend the opening night event and after party as well as all other events.
All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the Shanghai Queer Film Festival, without notice.
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