ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival


ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival 2017 Chinese Short Film Competition Winners!

We are proud to announce the ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival 2017 Chinese Short Film Competition Winners! Congratulations to all who won and were nominated. For those who missed the screenings of the winning films, join us on Day 2 of ShPFF 2017 as some of the nominated films will be screened.

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ShPFF 2017 Chinese Short Film Competition List of Nominees Announced

We are proud to announce the ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival 2017 Chinese Short Film Competition Nominees! Congratulations to all who are nominated, winners and nominated films will be screened at ShPFF on 11 & 18-June. We will be announcing the winners of the 5 awards on 11-June, so stay tuned!

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The Time is Now 酷影相随

Many said that life is like a movie, it is a form of language that showcases reality and touches souls. Every year during ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival (ShPFF), we want to present diversity, and through these queer films, we not only share them with the community, we hope to reach out to more of the general public.

ShPFF, part of ShanghaiPRIDE, started in 2009 and was re-launched in 2015, continues to support new Chinese filmmakers and bringing the cutting edge of international queer cinema to Shanghai.

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ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival (ShPFF) will return in June 11th & 18th 2017

ShPFF was launched in 2015 as part of ShanghaiPRIDE, continuing to support new Chinese filmmakers and bringing the cutting edge of international queer cinema to Shanghai.

In October 2015, ShPFF became one of the founding members of the Asia-Pacific LGBT/Queer Film Festivals Alliance (APQFFA). Launched in Taipei, the alliance aims to support and promote work by filmmakers across the region.

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ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival History

ShanghaiPRIDE has always included film screenings as part of its cultural program. It goes without saying that visible queer characters and stories on screen contribute enormously to the progress of rights and acceptance for LGBT people.

In China, however, film takes a particularly important role. Films like East Palace, West Palace and Lan Yu mark specific milestones in public awareness. Activists like Fan Popo and Ziʼen Cui are foremost filmmakers, and work to encourage others to pick up cameras. The underground film scene is increas- ing its traction globally, as smaller filmmakers are invited to participate in events in Europe, Asia and North America, piecing together a new under- standing of what queer China is like through cinema art.

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