OCT 2020 - JAN 2021

A season-long celebration across the UK showcasing rarely seen LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia.



Funeral Parade of Roses
Toshio Matsumoto

Toshio Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of the late 1960s. Loosely adapted from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex and set in Tokyo’s dazzling underground gay scene, the film follows Ed...

The Wedding Banquet
Ang Lee

Director Ang Lee’s second feature film is a romantic comedy about Wai-Tung Gao (Winston Chao), a Taiwanese immigrant to the USA who lives happily with his partner Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein) in Manhattan. Despite having achieved success as a rea...

Memories of My Body (UK Premiere)
Garin Nugroho

An Indonesian dancer explores his identity when he joins a traditional Lengger dance company in Garin Nugroho’s stunning drama. Juno, a sensitive boy living in a Javanese village, is abandoned by his father, but finds solidarity in a traditiona...


COVID-19 Update: Queer East Film Festival Screenings Rescheduled

Following government advice on 31 October, it is with a heavy heart that we once again announce the postponement of our planned screenings in London, Manchester, and Nottingham in November until further notice. Please be assured that we are looking ...

Queer East Film Festival returns with a hybrid format of online and cinema screenings across the UK

Discover 36 films (16 features, 4 documentaries and 16 shorts), including 7 UK Premieres from 13 countries brought to you by Queer East – the festival fostering and promoting a cultural understanding about the queer Asian community. The previou...

Queer East puts resistance and inclusivity at the centre of virtual programme for Pride season

QE: Docs4Pride from Queer East Film Festival launches on 3 July with four free-to-stream documentaries shining a light on queer activism in East and Southeast Asia. Pride 2020 will be like no other. Typically, it’s a time when the LGBTQ+ commun...