OCT 2020 - JAN 2021

A season-long festival showcasing rarely seen LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia.



Blue Gate Crossing (35 mm)
Chih-Yen Yee

A favourite with audiences and a milestone in Taiwanese LGBTQ+ cinema, this coming-of-age drama explores the odd-couple relationship that develops between high school students Meng (Lun-Mei Gwei) and Zhang (Bo-Lin Chen). The carefree Zhang is preocc...

The Teacher (UK Premiere)
Ming-Lang Chen

When gay Civics teacher Kevin openly voices his stance on marriage equality at school, he stirs up a storm and his boss warns him not to mention the subject again. But the tension between Kevin’s professional role and personal life becomes much mo...

Between the Seasons (UK Premiere)
Jun-Sik Kim

The reserved Hae-Soo (Young-Zin Rie) starts a new life, moving from Seoul to a new city and taking ownership of a small café. A high-school student, Ye-Jin (Hye-Ri Yoon), becomes a regular customer and eventually starts working there on a part-tim...


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...

Queer East Launches Virtual Series ‘QE: HomeSexual’ for Charity in Response to COVID-19

From Queer East to QE: HomeSexual – audiences can now watch award-winning documentaries and short films, from emerging Asian filmmakers, at home. In response to the Coronavirus outbreak and indefinite closure of independent venues, Queer East l...