Australian Consulate General Shanghai and ShPFF

It has been a happening year for ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival. After the “LGBTQ film marathon” ended in June, we presented to you 6 awesome films who are winners and top favorites from the ShPFF Chinese Short Film Competition in mid-August. This time, we will be screening a film of its time, and joined by a very special guest!

To make it even more exciting, we will also screen one of the top nominated films earlier to challenge your visual and soul. Don’t miss out!


“Street Child” – Yongliang CHANG (China)

“Street Child” is about a stay-at-home teenage boy deeply attracted to the beautiful “dan” character played by a cross-dressing man after watching an opera for the first time in his life.


“Between a Frock and a Hard Place” – Alex Barry, Paul Clarke (Australia)

“Between a Frock and a Hard Place” is the amazing story behind one of Australia’s most cherished films, “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” – about three unlikely heroes travelling through remote Australia and daring to step-out from the shadows in their shimmering sequined glory.

Narrated by Terence Stamp, and featuring Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce, it tells how Stephan Elliott’s low-budget Australian film changed the course of history and loudly and proudly brought a celebration of gay culture to the world that continues to resonate more than twenty years on. Writer and director Stephan Elliott describes how he came up with the idea of the film and the real-life characters that inspired him, while the documentary also examines Australia’s changing attitudes to the LGBTQ community.


Date: 2017-10-15,  Sunday

Time: 14:00-17:00     

Venue: People Squared (P2)

Address: 1/F Building 3, Donghai Plaza, 28 East Yuyuan Road (near Tongren Road), Jing’an District

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We are honored to have the director of “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”, Stephan Elliott, joining us for a discussion.


Australian screenwriter and director Stephan Elliott was born in Sydney in 1964. He was chosen from 2000 applicants to receive one of 12 seats at the prestigious Sydney Tech film school. 

He entered the film industry as an assistant director/editor on a series of Australian films in the 1980s before stepping up to the director’s chair at age 26 with the comedy caper “Frauds”, starring Phil Collins and Hugo Weaving. This first feature was selected for competition at the Cannes Film Festival 1993. 

Stephan’s second feature and best-known film internationally is “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert” (1994) starring Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce. The film has been awarded an Academy Award for Best Costume Design, BAFTA Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Make Up/Hair, and AFI Awards for Best Achievements in Production Design and Costume Design. “Priscilla” has also been nominated for a Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, and Golden Globe nominations for Best Comedy/Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.


Special thanks to the Australian Consulate General Shanghai, People Squared (P2) and Gravity Subtitles for supporting this event.


People Squared (P2) is China’s largest co-working space founded in 2010. For 7 years, P2’s vision is to become China’s leading co-working space. Not only providing the most unique working spaces, P2 wants to become an open platform for China’s entrepreneurs to communicate, collaborate and share resources. Building a real “SPACE for people”.