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.



Hush! (35mm, 20th Anniversary)
Ryosuke Hashiguchi

Hush! is classic film in the history of Japanese LGBTQ+ cinema, questioning the traditional structures of family, home, and parenthood. Asako has always avoided meaningful relationships, but after a chance encounter with a gay man, Katsuhiro, she see...

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...

Moonlit Winter (UK Premiere)
Daehyung Lim

Moonlit Winter tells the story of Saebom, a high school student who lives with her mother Yunhee, who has become depressed, having recently had a divorce. But she never shares her feelings with her daughter. So when Saebom finds a love letter sent to...


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, ...

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...