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2020 Festival Programme


Asian Faces in the Queer World

SHQFF Spring Screening 2

Feature films screening

23 May 2021

Asian Faces in the Queer World

World Short Film Competition Screening 2

Part 2 screening

13 Dec 2020

Asian Faces in the Queer World

Asia Short Film Competition

Part 2 screening

12 Dec 2020

Asian Faces in the Queer World

SHQFF & Nowness Asia Picks

Online screening of SHQFF's finest outstanding asian short films

1 Oct 2020

Asian Faces in the Queer World

SHQFF Spring Screening

Feature films screening and Q&A

22 May 2021

Asian Faces in the Queer World

World Short Film Competition Screening 1

Part 1 screening

13 Dec 2020

Asian Faces in the Queer World

Asia Short Film Competition

Part 1 screening

12 Dec 2020

Asian Faces in the Queer World

SHQFF & Voguing Shanghai Co-presents

Paris Is Burning screening & Voguing Shanghai Performance

24 Sept 2020

2020 Awards


Best Film 2020
未命名 Unnamed
Best Director 2020
 < Back to Film Guide I Love You, Sorry, Thank You, And Please Forgive Me 我爱你,对不起,谢谢你,请原谅我
Grand Jury Prize 2020
Best Screenplay 2020
A Thousand Words Unspoken
Best Cinematography 2020
Best Actor 2020
未命名 Unnamed
Jury & Guest 2020

Jury & Guests


杨曜恺 Ray Yeung

Ray Yeung is a director, screenwriter, and producer. Yeung has been organizing Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival since 2000 and is currently its executive director.


Yeung’s first feature film Cut Sleeve Boys was premiered at the 2005 Rotterdam International Film Festival and won the Best Film award at Outfest, as well as Best Actor at LesGaiCineMad.


His second feature Front Cover was premiered at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival; shortlisted for competition at Chicago International Film Festival and for Asian American International Film Festival, it won the FilmOut San Diego award for Best Screenplay and the Outflix award for Best Domestic Feature. Suk Suk, Yeung’s third feature, was nominated both for the Teddy Award at the 70th Berlinale and for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the 39th Hong Kong Film Award.



Gina Marchetti teaches courses in film, gender and sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies at the University of Hong Kong.


She is the author of Romance and the“Yellow Peril”: Race, Sex and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction (University of California, 1993), From Tian’anmen to Times Square: Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens (Phil- adelphia: Temple University Press, 2006), The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens: Race, Sex, and Cinema (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012), Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s INFERNAL AFFAIRS—The Trilogy (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press,2007), and Citing China: Politics, Postmodernism, and World Cinema (University of Hawai’i Press, 2018).

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Dean Hamer is an Emmy and GLAAD award-winning filmmaker and New York Times Book of the Year author with a long history in communicating complex and controversial ideas to diverse publics.


He formed Qwaves with his partner Joe Wilson to make documentaries that emanate from the voices of those on the outside, that inspire creativity, that incite us to abandon our comfortable role as spectators and compel us to question and to act.


Their films about often overlooked social issues have screened and won awards at film festivals around the world including Tribeca, Berlin and Toronto, been supported by Sundance, Ford, ITVS and Pacific Islanders in Communications, viewed by millions on PBS, ARTE and international networks, and received widespread attention for their role in promoting social change. Dean has been a frequent visitor to Shanghai, first as a scientist and more recently as a film- maker, since 1987.

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Born in Harbin, China, Cui Zi’en has worked at Beijing Film Academy for thirty years and is a film director-producer, film scholar, screenwriter, and novelist. Currently, Cui lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


Some of Cui’s major independent films include The Old Testament; Enter the Clowns; Feeding Boys, Ayaya; Night Scene; Refrain; The Narrow Path; and My Fair Son. Among Cui’s major fictional works are Peach-colored Lips, Bed of Roses, Fairy Tales of the Triangle City, Uncle’s Secular Life, Pseudo-Science Fiction Stories, and Ace of Red Hearts Blows the Horn.

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Min Liu is a France-based journalist, film critic, and a member of International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Liu had reported from France for such magazines as New Cinema and Movie World.


For more than ten years after that, Liu not only was a correspondent for Sina Entertainment at major film festivals like Cannes, Berlinale, and Venice Film Fest, among others, but also published film criticism as well as reports on film and culture for Chinese media platforms like Southern Weekly, Modern Weekly, and Beijing Youth Daily.


In recent years Liu has been devoted to film production, advertisement, and distribution, as well as promoting interaction between Chinese and French film cultures. Liu is also the contact person for the European program of Shanghai International Film Festival, working to enhance its collaboration with Cannes Film Festival.

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