Queer East is an LGBTQ+ film festival that showcases rarely seen queer cinema from East and Southeast Asia.

Seeking to amplify the voices of Asian communities in the UK, the festival explores the forces that have shaped the current queer landscape in Asia.

This programme is dedicated to the power of queer reverie to bring about change – a celebration of fantasy and its role in shaping LGBTQ+ identities.


Six-year old Stanley enjoys dressing up as Disney’s Queen Elsa.

Dir Lim Jen Nee | Singapore | 2019 | 8min

Dear to Me

On a remote island, a local superstition leads a man to dream of his soulmate.

Dir Monica Vanesa Tedja | Indonesia, Germany | 2020 | 19min


Martha A singer reconnects with her long-lost first love.

Dir Natasha K. Sung | Taiwan | 2021 | 25min


Out An émigré retreats to wintry landscapes, hoping to find a meaningful story and escape the anxieties of dislocation.

Dir Hao Zhou | China, US | 2021 | 5min

In His Island

A cheerful young boy dreams of becoming a mermaid.

Dir Christian Candelaria | Philippines | 2017 | 20min

God’s Daughter Dances

A transgender dancer gets a call from the authorities asking her to attend a military service examination.

Dir Sungbin Byun | South Korea | 2020 | 25min

  • Release Date :
  • 14 Oct 2022
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  • TBC
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