15–26
September
2021

In
cinemas
across
London

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.

Festival

Features

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...

News

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...

Full programme announced for Queer East Film Festival 2021

Queer East Film Festival (15 - 26 September) is delighted to unveil its full programme centred on queer storytelling and activism from East and Southeast Asia. This year’s programme includes a selection of 37 features, short films and artists’ mo...

Events