Queer East
April 18–30
Venues across London



Bad Women of China (UK Premiere)
He Xiaopei

Filmmaker and activist He Xiaopei's first feature-length documentary commences with an attempt at reconciliation with her mother, before taking the audience on a journey from the 1920s through to the 2020s. With a raw, DIY aesthetic, the film brings ...

Byun Sung-bin

Shin-myung is a transgender woman and dancer who competes in waacking, a form of voguing. Having cut ties with her family and rural hometown, Shin-myung seek various ways to fund her gender reassignment surgery. But one day, she is informed that her ...

Rebels of the Neon God
Tsai Ming-Liang

Director Tsai Ming-Liang's debut feature is a masterful exploration of urban alienation and sexual malaise, widely regarded as one of the best Taiwanese films of all time. The parallel stories are about teenager Hsiao Kang, who feels stifled living a...


Call for participants for the Emerging Critics Project 2024

Queer East is launching the Emerging Critics Project, which will run from April to May with six participants. This series of sessions is aimed at emerging writers who have never had work published in national media outlets or notable online publicati...

Open call for Queer East 2024 guest curatorial programmes

ABOUT THE PROJECT 2024 will mark the fifth anniversary of Queer East. The festival was established to foster a place for East and Southeast East Asian queer cinema, arts and cultures, which are often under- or mis-represented in the sector. We wou...

Queer East announces nationwide tour across 10 cities from October to December

Following on from its record-breaking fourth edition taking place from 18 to 30 April 2023 in London, Queer East will embark on a nationwide tour from October to December to venues in Belfast, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Kent, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester,...