The Shanghai Pride Film Festival (China) is accepting films until April 15th, 2019. Here you can find more information about their call for entry.
In its early years, Shanghai Pride Film Festival (ShPFF) worked with the Beijing Queer Film Festival to host film screenings and discussions. Since 2012, we’ve collaborated with foreign consulates in Shanghai to bring in foreign LGBTQ films. In 2014, ShPFF created an independent category for Chinese LGBTQ films. In 2015, ShPFF relaunched with the first annual Chinese LGBTQ Short Film Competition, the winner of which gets to compete in the U.K.’s Iris Prize Festival. ShPFF also independently sourced new international films for the first time, with an appearance by famous actress Peipei Cheng. The same year, we co-founded the Asia-Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance (APQFFA) alongside ten other LGBTQ film festivals from the region.
Last year the festival ran on for 12 days and 45 hours. The submissions for the Chinese Short Film Awards achieved an all-time high of 50 films, and the Best Film “Pink Pills” was among the top nominations in UK Iris Prize Festival. They welcomed top award-winning and nominated films “Alifu, The Prince/ss” (Taiwan Golden Horse Awards 2017), “120 BPM” (Caesar Award 2017, Cannes Film Festival 2017 and Palme D’or Award 2017), and “Anchor and Hope” (Gaudi Awards 2017) with special guests Utjung Tjakivalid (main actor, Alifu, The Prince/ss), Philippe Mangeot (co-screenwriter, “120 BPM”) and Sridhar Rangayan (director, Evening Shadows) joined us for discussions.
– The festival has two Main Competitions: Chinese Short Film Awards and the World Cinema Competition.
– The Chinese Short Film Awards invite filmmakers to submit works of fiction, documentary, experimental film, animation, and more that tell stories about LGBTQ Chinese characters. The film length is limited to 40 minutes. Filmmakers of all backgrounds and experience levels are eligible.
– The World Cinema category invites filmmakers to submit works of fiction, documentary, experimental film, animation, and more that tell stories about LGBTQ characters. There is no limit to film length. Filmmakers of all backgrounds and experience levels are eligible.
– Films must focus on LGBTQ subjects (filmmakers themselves do not need to identify as LGBTQ).
– Films can be in any language. Films not in Mandarin Chinese MUST include Mandarin Chinese subtitles. Films not in English MUST include English Subtitles.
– Submissions can be done via FilmFreeway.
– Submission Fee: FREE
– Deadline: April 15th 2019.
We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: https://www.shpride.com/2018/12/24/shpff2019/?lang=en
We remind readers that the 11th Shanghai Pride Film Festival will take place from June 8th – 16th, 2019 in Shanghai, China.
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