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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The Blue Hour
Anucha Boonyawatana

The blue hour is the time between day and night, the realm between dream and reality, the space between good and evil. Inspired by a true story, the film is about the relationship between Tam, a young gay loner, and Phum, a mysterious guy he meets on...

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...

Girls’ School (40th Anniversary)
Lee Mi-Mi

Chih-Ting and Chia-Lin, two students at a girls’ high school in Pingtung, have been good friends for years, and are always together, both inside and outside the classroom. The closeness of their bond leads their relationship to come under intense s...

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, ...