S4 E15 Audio postcards from the Shanghai International Film Festival


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[Episode theme]

This is a special episode. Afra went to the two-week-long Shanghai International Film Festival and talks to our friends Xiaoran and Yaqin about their experiences. In 2021, the success of this event alone feels like a rare victory for Chinese cinephiles.


2:28 Why did we go to the Shanghai International Film Festival?

7:50 The cinephile community in Shanghai

16:10 How do hardcore movie lovers make the most out of these festivals?

27:25 Why do we still need film festivals? The human connections created through a shared love of cinema are irreplaceable.

39:04 Our favorite films at this year’s SIFF.

51:28 Is SIFF accessible to people with disabilities? How can it improve?

[Guest introduction]

Chen Xiaoran: Founder of DirecTube

Yu Yaqin: Film critic

[Audio editor]

Josh Ogden-Davis


Taking you on a journey through audio to the 2021 Shanghai International Film Festival.

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【Links & resources】

DirecTube: https://directubedotcn.wordpress.com/

Yaqin’s articles on FIRST Film Festival: https://www.allnow.com/post/5f281ca0d47fa200018d9c0c

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