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Beijing Queer Film Festival goes off without ban for first time in 12 years

in CHINA, 30/06/2013

Sixth Beijing Film Festival is heralded as a great success, with 28 films from five countries show and 25 scholarship places awarded to queer people from less developed parts of China, and no intervention from the authorities.

Beijing Queer Film Festival went off smoothly in the centre of the Chinese capital for the first time in the the event's 12 year history last week.

The first festival in 2001 was shut down by government officials, the second edition was forced to move from Peking University to the 798 art district and the authorities forced organizers to cancel the fifth festival in 2011.

This year's festival, the sixth, was 'guerilla style' with venues announced at the last minute to avoid any interference from the authorities. More organized screenings were also held and the French and Dutch Embassies and the American Center.

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