SHQFF 2018 is exploring images from the past twenty years of changing queer generations. From late 20th century Chinese documentaries that explore gender expressions to this year’s Teddy Award-winning drama from Brazil, we invite you to witness the changing queer images through time and spaces, and to break through binary systems of gender and sexuality in the society.
This festival has specially included a conference module, hoping to provide an open space for thoughts and discussions. The conference will focus on queer films, as well as the living environment of queer people the films have showcased across various culture and time. American filmmakers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson, as well as film critic Lesley Qin will open the discussion on the evolution and development of queer cinema.
Professor Wei Wei from East China Normal University and co-founder of Queer Talks and TransTalks, Lilian Shen, will share their thoughts on queer people’s living conditions, as reflected in queer cinema.