OCT 2020 - JAN 2021

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



Hong Khaou

Lilting is a drama about the relationship that develops between a man’s partner and mother after his untimely death. When Kai (Andrew Leung) dies, his long-term partner Richard (Ben Whishaw) reaches out to his mother Junn (Cheng Pei-Pei), whom he ...

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...

A Dog Barking at the Moon
Zi Xiang

Winner of the Teddy Jury Award at the 2019 Berlinale, Zi Xiang’s debut feature is a sensitive study of a man’s homosexuality from the perspective of his daughter and wife. Upon returning to China with her French husband to visit her family, preg...


Queer East returns to cinemas with a special programme for Pride season

To mark this year’s Pride, Queer East returns to cinemas across London with a diverse set of films from China, Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan, and the UK, exploring how culture, law, history, and social norms have shaped the current queer landscape in E...

Submissions for Queer East Film Festival 2021 are now open

Queer East, launched in 2020, is an LGBTQ+ film festival aiming to showcase rarely-seen queer cinema both from, and about, East and Southeast Asia, and to amplify the voices of underrepresented Asian communities in the UK. The festival invites every...

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 ...