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Shanghai Queer Film Festival 2018
短片单元 | 作品递交指南
Short Film Section | Submission Guidelines


The applicant must be the owner/copyright holder/accredited sales agent of the submitted film and have properly acquired relevant permissions for any copyrighted materials used.

Films which have been broadcast on Television, a public internet screening platform or have had an international theatrical release prior to SHQFF 2018 are NOT eligible for Short Film Section.

All films submitted must have a running time of 40 minutes or less.

Films may be in any language but must include either Chinese or English subtitles.

All films must be submitted before June 8, 2018, and have been produced within 1 years prior to the submission deadline. (That is they must have been produced between June 8, 2017 and June 8, 2018.)

There is a $5 submission fee for each submitted film.

All films should focus on LGBTQIA subjects or story experienced by LGBTQIA characters.

The Short Film Section contains two categories, the Asian Short Film Competition and the World Short Film Screening. Films submitted to the Asian Short Film Competition must be relevant to ‘Asia,’ for example, the story takes place in an Asian country, the main character is Asian, etc. (‘Asian’ may be interpreted as a national, cultural or ethnic identity.) Films that do not meet the above requirements, should be submitted to World Short Film Screening category.

There are six awards for films participated in the Asian Short Film Competition:
2018年上海酷儿影展最佳影片 SHQFF 2018 Best Film
2018年上海酷儿影展最佳导演 SHQFF 2018 Best Director
2018年上海酷儿影展最佳摄影 SHQFF 2018 Best Cinematography
2018年上海酷儿影展最佳剧本 SHQFF 2018 Best Screenplay
2018年上海酷儿影展最佳演员 SHQFF 2018 Best Actor
2018年上海酷儿影展评审团大奖 SHQFF 2018 Grand Jury Award

There is NO award for films selected in the World Short Film Screening, films selected in this category are only for the official screening.

Selected film submissions in all categories will be notified by 15, July 2018. Award winners for the Asian Short Film Competition will be announced during the 2018 Shanghai Queer Film Festival.

Shanghai Queer Film Festival (SHQFF) may screen the film publicly as part of its program and in conjunction with other events. In addition SHQFF is granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes, and without limitation as to time in all media including but not limited to internet and television broadcast.

Applicants will provide full production details and publicity stills, press kits and posters on request.

The cost of shipping an entry must be paid by the applicants. Submissions received with incorrect postage or that incur postage charges may not be accepted.

Film print and other film material will be handled with utmost care. However, neither the SHQFF staff nor the staff from the supporting theatre organizations can assume responsibility for damage or loss of the print and other film materials,  en route or otherwise, while in the possession of festival staff.

Applicants attending the awards ceremony are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and all other expenses.

Filmmakers who are accepted into SHQFF will be given a FREEPASS to attend the opening night event and after party as well as all other events.

All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the Shanghai Queer Film Festival, without notice.

All films should be submitted digitally in 1080P resolution MP4 format. The file must be less than 2G.

Films may be submitted by sending the completed submission forms along with a link of an online screener.
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In submitting the film accompany with the submission form, you must agree with all terms, conditions and guidelines as outlined above. All submissions must be received no later than June 8, 2018.