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.



Number 1 (UK Premiere)
Kuo-Sin Ong

Number 1 is a heart-warming musical comedy about Chee-Beng Chow, a middle-aged white-collar worker who is made redundant. Struggling to find a job to support his family, Chee-Beng reluctantly takes employment as a manager at ‘Number One’, a popu...

My Dear Friend (UK Premiere)
Ping-Dao Yang

A young woman named Jing-Jing drives from the city to search for her boyfriend in his hometown. Instead, she encounters his grandparents, Shui-Mu and A-Fang, who live in a remote rural village. By accident, Jing-Jing unearths a mysterious relationshi...

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...


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...

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...