ASIA PACIFIC QUEER FILM FESTIVAL ALLIANCE SHORTS SESSION
DATE: 10 Mar 2019
TIME: 3:30 pm
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
APQFFA SHORTS SESSION
Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance is a collective of regional festivals with a shared love of queer cinema.
Founded in 2015 in Taipei, APQFFA, aims to support and promote films and filmmakers from across the region.
The Alliance also pushes for greater international visibility for Asia Pacific queer cinema.
The Alliance Prize is awarded annually to one film.
Members of the Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance include: Brisbane Queer Film Festival, Mardi Gras Film Festival, Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Australia); Beijing Queer Film Festival, ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival, Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (China); KASHISH Mumbai Queer Film Festival (India); Q! Film Festival (Indonesia); Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (Japan); &PROUD Yangon LGBT Film Festival (Myanmar); QC International Pink Film Festival (Philippines); Seoul PRIDE Film Festival (South Korea); Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (Taiwan); Bangkok Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Thailand)
*Film list is not in presentation order and in rare occasions can be subject to change.
Language Chinese with English subtitles
Director YU Jhi-han
Run Time 18min
Hao, a chubby gay man, works as a janitor at a gay spa. For him, romantic relationships are an unreachable dream. One day, an attractive customer, Kai, walks into the place, and Hao has the opportunity to massage him.
Language Korean with English subtitles
Director LEE Eunkyoung, LEE Heeseon
Run Time 10min
The gym teacher keeps catching a 13-year-olds eye... it is difficult to approach the gym teacher as she is constantly surrounded by other students. On the day of the fitness test, Byeo-ri can’t tell whether her racing heart is because of the shuttle run or the gym teacher...
Language English subtitles
Director Matthew Baren
Run Time 45min
July, 2017, Shanghai. Drag queen, Miss Jade, has brought together 12 of the city's drag performers for a one night show. They are the fiercest kings and queens in town. Extravaganza takes you behind the scenes of one of China's most dynamic drag scenes. Feel the shade, live the fantasy.
Language No dialogue
Director Ryo Omura
Run Time 8min
A gay couple are kissing repeatedly in this movie. They are also a couple in real life. Therefore you can literally see “Love” in its exact form.
ASTRI AND TAMBULAH
Language Tagalog with English subtitles
Director Xeph Suarez
Run Time 20min
Astri is a 16-year old transwoman in a relationship with 17-year old Tambulah. Subsisting on the coins people give them when they perform their traditional dance at sea, everything seems perfect except that Badjao traditions require Astri to marry a woman.