ShanghaiPRIDE 2017

15 June - 18 June

ShPFF Meets MAB “Beauty without Beards”

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Last Saturday, despite the hot weather, passionate LGBTQ film lovers packed the “ShPFF x Modern Art Base” Special Screening. When the RSVP opened, seats went out within a few hours and the audience filled up the gallery on event day. We are also very excited that most of the audience attended ShPFF film screening for the first time.

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08/19 Special Screening: ShPFF x Modern Art Base

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When ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival ended in June, many from the audience told us that the “LGBTQ film marathon” was a great method, the program was creative and meaningful, and the films were of high quality. However, some hoped that there would be more screenings as they missed their favorites. Thanks to Modern Art Base, this special screening on 08/19 will present to you 6 awesome films who are winners and top favorites from the ShPFF Chinese Short Film Competition. Don’t miss them!MORE…    

Red Ribbon Gala Dinner Returns 1st December, 2017

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According to the Shanghai Municipal Center For Disease Control & Prevention (Shanghai CDC), there were 1,959 reports of HIV infection in Shanghai from 1st January, 2016 to 20th November, 2016, and more than 20% are between ages 18 and 24, an 80% increase year-on-year. Nationwide, there are more than 570,000 people living with HIV/AIDS as at October 2015. Of that number, 9,152 are youths aged between 15 and 24.MORE…    

ShanghaiPRIDE 2017 Recap Video

At this year’s ShanghaiPRIDE-Pride9, we had the help of 180 volunteers who took 7 months to organize 34 events held in a total of 19 days spanning 4 months including the festival proper, which attracted more than 6000 participants.

As this is the 9th year of ShanghaiPRIDE, we made some changes and tried something new to continuously improve the festival.

Every year is a test of perseverance and learning experience for the Pride team. Every success of Pride9 is attributed to the efforts of the volunteers and the support of sponsors, partners, and participants.
This is the end of Pride9 which is also the beginning of the next milestone, Pride10. In conjunction with the 10th year of ShanghaiPRIDE, we will be part of the 2018 CnPRIDE. Stay tuned and see you next year!MORE…    

ShanghaiPRIDE 2017 Pride Art Closed with Photo Exhibition

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The Time is Now  捕捉多元精彩瞬间

After 10 days of exhibition at Henkes and 15 days of online exhibition on the ShanghaiPRIDE official website, shpride.com, Pride Art 2017 has concluded, marking the end of the 9th successful ShanghaiPRIDE festival.

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Thank You Letter from GLCAC (Gay and Lesbian Campus Association of China)

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It is an honour for Gay and Lesbian Campus Association of China to receive RMB15,000 from ShanghaiPRIDE in July, 2017 in support of the Teacher Gender Equality Education Workshop (Yangtze River Delta).

We would like to express our deepest gratitude to ShanghaiPRIDE and other groups in Greater Shanghai Region for their care and support for training educators on gender and diversity friendliness and building LGBTQ-friendly environment in campus. MORE…    

Thank You, Volunteers of Team ShanghaiPRIDE 2017!

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With another annual festival in the bag, ShanghaiPRIDE held a volunteer appreciation lunch on July 1 to thank all of the dedicated organizers who made Pride9 possible.

Almost 80 volunteers gathered at Jingan restaurant How Fun to receive certificates for their contributions and celebrate another great year. Attendees signed a Pride9 poster as a memento from the festival, and everyone participated in a lucky draw to win prizes from festival sponsors.

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Event Recap: ShPFF III – Special Screening Recap

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ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival 2017 screened approximately 40 queer films in just 2 days, on 11 and 18-June, 22 hours of queer films marathon. Due to overwhelming response from the audience, we added a special screening on 20-June evening. Special thanks to all volunteers and audience for the support!
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The Time is Now to Vote for Your Favorite Photos

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The offline showcase of ShanghaiPRIDE 2017 Pride Art Photo Exhibition, with the theme of “The Time is Now 捕捉多元精彩瞬间 (to capture moments of diversity)” has drawn to a successful close. Within a week’s time, many visited Henkes at Reel Mall for the exhibition and enjoyed the delicious afternoon tea set specially prepared by Henkes during Pride Week. MORE…    

ShanghaiPRIDE CELEBRATES A SUCCESSFUL NINTH YEAR

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Shanghai, June 22, 2017—The ninth annual ShanghaiPRIDE festival on June 15-18 with auxiliary events in March, April, and throughout May and June brought together over 6,000 attendees under the theme “The Time is Now,” with a series of cultural, social, and educational events inspiring the community to love fearlessly, live openly, and promote acceptance and equality. This year’s festival also set the stage for next year’s groundbreaking national CnPRIDE, which will launch Pride festivities across the country.MORE…    

Event Recap: ShPFF II Sharing Love & Courage

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The second ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival film marathon was held at The British Centre on 18-June with 11 hours of film screenings, including films from China, UK, The Netherlands, Denmark, Canada, India and more. More than 20 queer films were screened and were well-received by the audience.MORE…    

Event Recap: ShPTF IV – Wows the Audience

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ShanghaiPRIDE Theatre Festival (IV) – Wow! Live Webcast closed with a bang. Produced by Shanghai Jinhui Entertainment Corporation, the play is a satirical live-streaming competition where five talents compete for a single contract with Aloha.MORE…