Queer East Festival 2024
17 — 28 April
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Queer East - 17 to 28 April 2024
A cross-disciplinary festival that showcases boundary-pushing LGBTQ+ cinema, live arts, and moving image work from East and Southeast Asia and its diaspora communities.

Queer East is a cross-disciplinary festival that showcases boundary-pushing LGBTQ+ cinema, live arts, and moving image work from East and Southeast Asia and its diaspora communities. Our fifth edition runs from 17 to 28 April in venues across London, exploring notions of what it means to be queer and Asian today.

The festival was established in response to the systemic lack of Asian representation on the big screen, onstage, and behind the scenes. Global events over the past few years have once again reminded us that fair and authentic racial and sexual representation is crucial for our society. The richness of Asian and queer heritage forms a vital part of this country’s identity. Through a diverse and forward-thinking programme, the festival aims to amplify the voices of Asian communities and challenge the conventional norms, labels, and stereotypes associated with queer Asian portrayals.

Working collaboratively with allies across the film, arts, and cultural sectors, we hope to join the forces bringing about change in screen culture and to enable an open space for everyone to explore the contemporary queer landscape across East and Southeast Asia.


Team

Festival & Programme Director
Yi Wang
Festival Assistants
Ellisha Izumi von Grunewald
Emily Jisoo Bowles
Harry Robinson
Hester Yang
Jialin Hong
Guest Curators and Programmers
Aki Hassan
April Lin 林森
Bart Seng Wen Long
Chen Huei-Yin
Cici Peng
Hsieh I-Hsuan
If Splash as Your Whistle
(Xinyu XuXX and Yuqing Lin)

Jeng Au
Jason Tan Liwag
Lisa Chearles
Wei Hao Goh
Yin Lo
Production Assistant
Emile de Watteville
PR
Alternate Current
The Sugar Factory
Graphic Design
Kyle Lamond
Copy Editor - Feature Films
Christopher Brown
Web Developer
Festival Intern
Marion Le Morvan
Festival Trailer - Music
Ngày Mới
(Rework)
by Tiny Giant feat. Gumn
Festival Trailer - Editing
Joe Lee 李曜辰
Contact

Address
Queer East
Somerset House Exchange
New Wing
Somerset House
Strand
London
WC2R 1LA
General Enquiries
Media and Press Enquiries


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