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.

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I Told Sunset About You
Naruebet Kuno

In the wind and sunshine of Phuket, high school friends Teh and Oh-aew meet again, at a tutoring school where they are preparing for a university admissions exam. They share the dream of entering the same faculty, but as they rekindle their friendshi...

Metamorphosis (UK Premiere)
Jose Enrique Tiglao

Raised as a boy, fifteen-year-old Adam harbours a secret: he has both male and female genitalia, and experiencing menstruation for the first time, his whole life is thrown into turmoil. As Adam discusses the possibility of gender reassignment surgery...

Beautiful Boxer
Ekachai Uekrongtham

Based on the true story of Thailand’s famed transgender kickboxer Parinya Charoenphol, affectionately known as Nong Toom, Beautiful Boxer is a poignant action drama. Believing since childhood that she is a girl trapped in a boy’s body, Nong Toom ...

News

Queer East Film Festival announces full 2022 edition programme

Following the first two successful editions, this year’s festival will bring films, audiences and filmmakers together in the cinema, while continuing to offer a chance to experience rarely-seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia to viewers a...

Submissions for Queer East Film Festival 2022 are now open

Queer East is an LGBTQ+ festival that showcases queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia to audiences in the UK. Screening compelling, authentic work made by international filmmakers and diaspora communities, the festival exists to amplify the voice...

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, ...