Last September, we all enjoyed a successful first SHQFF, which lasted for 8 days in Shanghai. By building a brand-new queer film platform, we were very happy to have screened outstanding queer films from across the globe and have opened up the discussion of love and queer culture in a diversified context.
The Short Film Competition was created to showcase new and emerging filmmakers, especially those from Asia. As an integral part of last-year’s festival, we collected over 800 works from over 60 countries and regions. The 15 finalists that we presented last September got a strong response from our audiences.
With the arrival of SHQFF 2018, we are now kicking off one of its killer programs – the 2018 SHQFF Short Film Section.
For 2018 SHQFF, Short Film Contest has changed its name to Short Film Section, which has two categories: Asian Short Film Competition and World Short Film Screening. It is our hope that we fully represent Asian films on screen, increasing the diversity of the festival while reserving the focus on Asian queer films. This will provide a platform to all participating filmmakers both in Asia and world at large and bring more premium content to our local audience.
This year, the Asian Short Film Competition will offer six awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Grand Jury Award. Selected films of the World Short Film Screening will not be judged nor awarded, but instead will be screened as part of our official selection during the festival.
If your film tells a story about LGBTQIA people in Asia, or about what Asian LGBTQIA have experienced, please do not hesitate to sign up for the 2018 SHQFF Asian Short Film Competition. If your film is about LGBTQIA experiences outside the Asian perspective, please sign up for the 2018 SHQFF World Short Film Screening. We are very keen to hear your voices, no matter where you are or what culture you come from.
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