ASIA PACIFIC QUEER FILM FESTIVAL ALLIANCE SHORTS SESSION

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DATE: 10 Mar 2017

TIME: 1:00 pm 

LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas

DURATION: 100mins

APQFFA SHORTS SESSION

UNCLASSIFIED  18+

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.

AREN'T WE HERE FOR EACH OTHER?

Nandito Naman Tayo Para Sa Isa’t-isa, ‘di Ba?

Date  2017

Country  Philippines

Language  Tagalog with English subtitles

Director  Gilb Baldoza

Run Time  12min

SYNOPSIS

A gay drug-dealing couple celebrates their anniversary amidst the country’s war on drugs.

MOMO

Date  2017

Country  South Korea

Language  Korean with English subtitles

Creator  Yun Joo Chang 

Run Time  16 min

SYNOPSIS

Sohee takes custody of Momo, the cat she shared with her ex. But her current girlfriend sees Momo as a reminder of her ex.

SISAK

Courtesy of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Date  2017

Country  India

Language  No dialogue

Director  Faraz Ansari

Run Time  16min

SYNOPSIS

Set in the fast-paced environs of the usually bustling Mumbai local train system, Sisak details a romance that develops slowly and intoxicatingly, nestled in the silences and quiet comforts of the end-of-day train journeys between two men.

Date  2017

Country  Hawaii

Language  Tongan with English subtitles

Director  Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson

Run Time  11min

LADY EVA

SYNOPSIS

In Tonga, the last remaining monarchy in the Pacific, traditional culture clashes with modern religious zealotry. On the eve of the biggest day in her life, a transgender beauty contestant is given an ultimatum by her Mormon family. With a fierce determination, Lady Eva takes off on a journey to become her true self – with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way.

SPRING LIKE LOVERS

Date  2017

Country  Japan

Language  Japanese with English subtitles

Director  Daisuke SHIGAYA

Run Time  31min

SYNOPSIS

Kazu becomes distrustful of his current partner Shin and goes to see his ex-boyfriend Takashi. But he finds out that Takashi has gotten married to a woman and feels that he is left with nowhere to go. A short film that captures the universality of human emotions that comes with falling in love with someone.

DEVI

Courtesy of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Date 2017

Country  India

Language  Hinid with English subtitles

Director  Karishma Dube

Run Time  13min

SYNOPSIS

Set in New Delhi, the narrative follows Tara, a feisty teenager dealing with the realities of being queer in contemporary India. When caught pursuing her attraction towards her household maid, she must suddenly define who she really is amidst severely classist and homophobic society.

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