An LGBTQ+ festival that showcases rarely-seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia and seeks to amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK.



Tsai Ming-Liang

Kang lives alone in a big house, from which he looks out onto the treetops lashed by wind and rain. Non lives in a small apartment in Bangkok, where he methodically prepares traditional dishes from his native village. When Kang meets Non, gentle care...

Dear Tenant (UK Premiere)
Yu-Chieh Cheng

Mr. Lin is a tenant in the rooftop apartment owned by the elderly Mrs. Chou, who is suffering from late-stage diabetes. Lin helps tend to her daily needs and looks after her nine-year old grandson, the orphaned Yo-Yu. But when Yo-Yu’s uncle returns...

Daughters (UK Premiere)
Hajime Tsuda

Daughters is about Koharu and Ayano, two young women who share an apartment in Tokyo. They are inseparable and all they care about is having fun. But change comes to their lives when Ayano suddenly becomes pregnant. She’s not sure who the father is...


Queer East tours festival highlights to cities across the UK from October

Queer East hits the road for its UK tour. Following the success of its London edition this September, the festival will embark on a nationwide journey, bringing a selection of films to seven destinations: Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, ...

Guest and event details for Queer East 2021 panel discussions announced

Queer East Film Festival is excited to announce the details of this year’s panel discussions, in which audiences around the world will have the opportunity to join the conversation online. On 18th, 23rd and 25th September, there will be 3 online di...

Full programme announced for Queer East Film Festival 2021

Queer East Film Festival (15 - 26 September) is delighted to unveil its full programme centred on queer storytelling and activism from East and Southeast Asia. This year’s programme includes a selection of 37 features, short films and artists’ mo...