OCT 2020 - JAN 2021

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



A Dog Barking at the Moon
Zi Xiang

Winner of the Teddy Jury Award at the 2019 Berlinale, Zi Xiang’s debut feature is a sensitive study of a man’s homosexuality from the perspective of his daughter and wife. Upon returning to China with her French husband to visit her family, preg...

Sisterhood (UK Premiere)
Tracy Choi

A woman returns to Macau and looks back at the intense relationship she had with a massage parlour colleague in Tracy Choi’s haunting melodrama. Macau-raised orphan Sei returns to her birthplace after 15 years in Taiwan, still guilt-ridden afte...

Blue Gate Crossing (35mm)
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...


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...

Submissions for Queer East Film Festival 2021 are now open

Queer East, launched in 2020, is an LGBTQ+ film festival aiming to showcase rarely-seen queer cinema both from, and about, East and Southeast Asia, and to amplify the voices of underrepresented Asian communities in the UK. The festival invites every...

COVID-19 Update: Queer East Film Festival Screenings Rescheduled

Following government advice on 31 October, it is with a heavy heart that we once again announce the postponement of our planned screenings in London, Manchester, and Nottingham in November until further notice. Please be assured that we are looking ...