A season-long celebration across the UK showcasing rarely seen LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia. In cinemas and online from October 2020 to January 2021.
Queer East Film Festival is a season-long celebration across the UK showcasing rarely seen LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia. Reimagined as a hybrid edition, the festival runs from October 2020 to January 2021, in cinemas and online.
From classic films to recent releases, venues across the UK will be showcasing with storytellers, activists, academics, and those who dare to challenge social norms, history, and the law in Asia.
LGBTQ+ rights have seen significant improvement across the world, but progress in Asia has been mixed. Landmark laws for same-sex marriages in Taiwan are a stark contrast to the stereotyping, discrimination and social oppression that still exists across the continent. Queer East is an opportunity to reflect on the progress as well as the obstacles that millions still face. We want everyone in the UK to be part of the discussion and celebrate diverse identities, cultures, and heritages of Asian and Asian diasporic communities who’ve often been excluded from mainstream discourse.
Queer East offers a rare chance to celebrate the rarely seen queer stories on screen and explore gender, sexuality and what it means to be Asian and queer today through a programme that highlights the 50-year making of queer cinema in Asia.
Festival Director & Programmer
Lead Visual Designer
Josh Watts / Outpost Studio
Festival Trailer - Music
阿爆（阿仍仍）feat. DJ Didilong 李英宏
Elevenz Music 十一音樂
Festival Trailer - Editing
Joe Lee 李曜辰
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