Queer East Film Festival returns with a hybrid format of online and cinema screenings across the UK

Monday 05th October 2020 06:59 EDT

The previously postponed Queer East Film Festival is returning to cinemas across the UK with an additional seven films added to the original programme this October. The festival’s in-person cinema screenings will now go beyond London to include Manchester, Nottingham and Bristol, as well as offer UK-wide virtual screenings for audiences to enjoy at home. Viewers can discover 36 films (16 features, 4 documentaries and 16 shorts), including 7 UK Premieres from 13 countries brought to you by Queer East – the festival fostering and promoting a cultural understanding about the queer Asian community. Online screenings will be available to UK-wide audiences, including free-to-access titles. Spanning over 50 years of filmmaking, the first edition of Queer East is a mix of classic retrospectives and new releases, to explore how culture, law, history, and social norms have affected and built the current queer Asian landscape. Queer East is a celebration of queer storytelling and activism in East and Southeast Asia and aims to uplift and amplify the voices of those marginalised in the LGBTQ+ community. To reflect on the significant progress that has been made, as well as the obstacles that millions still face in Asia.

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