About SHIDFF 2018-04-11T02:02:47+00:00

Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival is the first deaf-led film and arts festival in Mainland China, with its premiere debut on September 21–23, 2018.

SHIDFF provides a unique Chinese platform where deaf and hearing-impaired filmmakers from China and around the world can display, share, and celebrate their creative work. Through its educational and media partners, SHIDFF also provides training and mentoring opportunities for upcoming deaf and hearing-impaired talent – China’s creative Deaf Dreamers!

SHIDFF attendees have the opportunity to participate in educational panel discussions and network with both deaf and mainstream filmmaking professionals as part of our wider film industry outreach.

Shanghai International Deaf Film Festival is the first deaf-led film and arts festival in Mainland China, with its premiere debut on September 21–23, 2018.

SHIDFF provides a unique Chinese platform where deaf and hearing-impaired filmmakers from China and around the world can display, share, and celebrate their creative work. Through its educational and media partners, SHIDFF also provides training and mentoring opportunities for upcoming deaf and hearing-impaired talent – China’s creative Deaf Dreamers!

SHIDFF attendees have the opportunity to participate in educational panel discussions and network with both deaf and mainstream filmmaking professionals as part of our wider film industry outreach.

SHIDFF aims to use the power of film and art for greater harmonious social inclusion of deaf and hearing-impaired citizens in society.

SHIDFF aims to use the power of film and art for greater harmonious social inclusion of deaf and hearing-impaired citizens in society.

SHIDFF is a completely deaf-led and volunteer-run not-for-profit community event in affiliation with Shanghai Puki Coordination Agency for the Deaf, a Shanghai-registered social enterprise NGO. We depend entirely on donations and our volunteers.

With the help of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers, and the generous support of our international partner, UK Deaffest, SHIDFF is proud to place Shanghai and China on the world map alongside other well-known deaf-led film festivals.

All film screenings, panel discussions, information stalls, and art installations are open to everyone who has reserved a ticket.*

*There will be a separate charge to cover costs for the Gala Evening Awards Show & Dinner.

SHIDFF is a completely deaf-led and volunteer-run not-for-profit community event in affiliation with Shanghai Puki Coordination Agency for the Deaf, a Shanghai-registered social enterprise NGO. We depend entirely on donations and our volunteers.

With the help of our sponsors, donors, and volunteers, and the generous support of our international partner, UK Deaffest, SHIDFF is proud to place Shanghai and China on the world map alongside other well-known deaf-led film festivals.

All film screenings, panel discussions, information stalls, and art installations are open to everyone who has reserved a ticket.*

*There will be a separate charge to cover costs for the Gala Evening Awards Show & Dinner.

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