The Queer East Film Festival is a platform which honours LGBTQ+ cinema from East and Southeast Asia.
In response to COVID 19’s lockdown and the indefinite closure of independent venues, Queer East launches a new charitable initiative to celebrate inspiring queer activism and storytelling from East and Southeast Asia whilst also raising money for independent cinemas.
“Keep in touch! The virus won’t stop the sharing of brave stories and we will continue to do so across our website and social media channels. We will also be continuously monitoring the situation and working with our partners so that we can welcome you back to our festival soon! Until then, stay healthy and look after each other.” Yi Wang. Director, Queer East Film Festival said.
Queer East will move online with a special capsule series ‘QE: HomeSexual’ running from 18 April to 17 May. The series features five programmes, with 17 films from 9 countries, reflecting the headline festival’s selections to offer an authentic overview of contemporary queerness in East and Southeast Asia on screen. Each programme will be available to rent for £2.99 at https://queereast.co/vod with all proceeds going to independent cinemas partnering with Queer East this year.