July has arrived and that means we are closer to the 2020 Shanghai Queer Film Festival (SHQFF)! Keep an eye out in the coming weeks as we will be sharing more information.
As of midnight today, submissions for the 2020 SHQFF Shorts have closed. Over the past 3 months, we have received almost 200 shorts from a long list of countries and regions, covering Asia, Europe, Oceania and the Americas. Submissions belong to diversified genres, including feature films, documentaries, animations, musicals and experimental films. Thank you to everyone who entered a submission!
We are pleasantly surprised by the wide age spectrum of our contributors (with birthdays spanning from 1960s to post-1995). There are many promising debut productions that present queer stories of diversified backgrounds. Thank you again for your participation!
Currently, we have begun our initial review process and will publish the final nominee list on 15 August. Later, we will announce the members of the Asian Short Film Competition Jury who will examine the script, production, performance, style, and the significance and depth of queer themes for each of the nominated films. In the end, six awards will be presented: Best Film Award, Best Director Award, Best Cinematography Award, Best Script Award, Best Performance Award and Jury Prize.
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