OCT 2020 - JAN 2021

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



Turning 18
Chao-Ti Ho

The documentary follows the experiences of Chen and Pei, two indigenous Taiwanese teenage girls, who meet at a vocational training programme. They both come from eastern Taiwan and their family circumstances are difficult. Chen takes care of her sib...

Looking For? (UK Premiere)
Tung-Yen Chou

This documentary explores questions of digital and virtual intimacy in contemporary gay communities. ‘Looking for?’ is one of the most commonly asked questions on gay dating apps, but it’s not one that’s easy to answer, at least for the dire...

Jun Li

This pioneering transgender drama from Hong Kong tells the story of 51-year-old Tung Tai-hung (Philip Keung), who seems to be living an ideal life, with both a successful business and a doting wife, Anne (Kara Wai). But after being notified of a sch...


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...

2009 – 2019: Taiwan’s Ten-Year Journey Towards Marriage Equality

On 24th May 2017, Taiwan’s Constitutional Court determined in J.Y. Interpretation No. 748 that it was unconstitutional for the current Civil Code to prohibit same-sex marriage. This was a milestone for the marriage equality movement in Taiwan, and...