Queer East to visit towns and cities across the UK with its 2022 festival highlights

News

2 September 2022

Following the success of its London edition this May, Queer East embarks on a three-month nationwide tour, On the Road, bringing a selection of highlights from this year’s programme to big screens across the country.

The touring programme will showcase a diverse selection of films, including unmissable LGBTQ+ classics, bold new releases, a wealth of short films, and moving image work that spotlights emerging directors.

After its pilot tour last year, the festival will double the number of venues this year for its On the Road programme, which runs from September to December. By broadening the reach of Queer East, the festival aims to share East and Southeast Asia’s vibrant queer filmmaking history with a wider audience, and to contribute positively to the diversity of the film exhibition scene.

Venue partners around the UK include: Midlands Arts Centre (Birmingham), Filmhouse (Edinburgh), CCA Glasgow, Warwick Arts Centre (Coventry), HOME (Manchester), Broadway Cinema (Nottingham), Lewes Depot, Fabrica Gallery (Brighton), Showroom Cinema (Sheffield) and more.

Queer East is supported by the BFI Audience Fund, awarding funds from the National Lottery. More than £30M is raised each week for good causes across the UK by the National Lottery.

The outline below lists the films that are currently confirmed for the tour. This will be regularly updated with details of venues, dates, and additional titles.

SEPTEMBER

Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham
Book Now

Friday 23 September, 20:30
Beautiful Boxer + It’s All Because of a Katoey

Saturday 24 September, 17:30
Girls’ School

Tuesday 27 September, 19:30
A Distant Place

Thursday 29 September, 20:00
Shorts: Can You Keep a Secret?


OCTOBER

Filmhouse Edinburgh
Book Now

Saturday 1 October, 17:45
Metamorphosis

Sunday 2 October, 15:00
A Distant Place

Wednesday 5 October, 20:40
Take Me Home

Thursday 6 October. 17:50
Shorts: Days of Reverie

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CCA Glasgow
Book Now

Friday  7 October, 19:30
Artists’ Moving Images: Destination: Other Worlds (Q&A)

Saturday 8 October, 14:00
Shorts: Xiaodi + 101 Butterflies + Baby Girl (Q&A)

Saturday 8 October, 19:00
Love of Siam (15th Anniversary)

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Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
Book Now

Wednesday 12 October, 21:00
A Distant Place

Thursday 13 October, 18: 15
East Palace West Palace (35mm)

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Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival, Cardiff
Book Now

Wednesday 12 October, 14:30
Saturday 15 October, 14:00
Yes or No

Wednesday 12 October, 20:00
Saturday 15 October, 21:00
Metamorphosis

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Lewes Depot
Book Now

Tuesday 18 October, 20:30
Metamorphosis

Friday 21 October, 20:30
Take Me Home

Sunday 23 October, 17:45
Malila: The Farewell Flower

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Fabrica Gallery, Brighton
Book Now

Wednesday 19 October, 19:15
Shorts: Can You Keep a Secret?

Thursday 20 October, 19:15
Beautiful Boxer + It’s All Because of a Katoey

Saturday 22 October, 19:15
Shorts: Days of Reverie

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Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
Book Now

Mon 24 October, 19:45
Love of Siam (15th Anniversary)

Tue 25 October, 17:15
What She Likes…

Wed 26 October, 17:15
Shorts: Days of Reverie


NOVEMBER

HOME Manchester
Book Now

Tuesday 1 November, 18:15
East Palace West Palace

Saturday 5 November, 15:45
Metamorphosis

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Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York
Book Now

Thursday 3 November, 19:00
Shorts: While We’re Young

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Picturehouse at FACT Liverpool
Book Now

Sunday 6 November, 18:00
East Palace West Palace (35mm)

Thursday 10 November, 18:00
Shorts: Days of Reverie

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Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
Book Now

Thursday 17 November, 18:00
East Palace West Palace (35mm)

Monday 21 November, 18:00
Girls’ School

Tuesday 22 November, 17:45
Shorts: Days of Reverie


DECEMBER

Reading Biscuit Factory
Book Now

Monday 5 December, 19:30
Metamorphosis

Tuesday 6 December, 19:30
Shorts: Days of Reverie

Wednesday 7 December, 19:30
Beautiful Boxer + It’s All Because of a Katoey

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Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds
Book Now

Tuesday 6 December, 19:00 at Wharf Chambers
Metamorphosis

Monday 12 December, 19:00 at Leeds University Union
A Distant Place

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Showroom Cinema, Sheffield
Book Now

Thursday 8 December, 18:15
East Palace West Palace (35mm)

Friday 9 December, 18:15
Metamorphosis

Saturday 10 December, 18:15
Shorts: Days of Reverie


Queer East is supported by the BFI Audience Fund, awarding funds from the National Lottery. More than £30M is raised each week for good causes across the UK by the National Lottery.