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BRISBANE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

5 - 15 MARCH 2020

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ASIA PACIFIC QUEER FILM FESTIVAL ALLIANCE SHORTS SESSION

APQFFA SHORTS SESSION

DATE: Sunday 15 March 2020

TIME: 2:30pm 

LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas

DURATION: 90mins

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.

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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.

LONG DISTANCE

Date  2019

Country  Australia

Language  Hindi & English

Director  Anoop Lokkur

Run Time  7min

SYNOPSIS

Aayushi, a young Indian woman living in Australia, gets a call from her mother back home while getting ready for work. As they talk, the little white lies Aayushi tells indicate a distance between herself and her family that is more than just physical.

BEER! BEER!

Date  2019

Country  Germany

Language  English

Director  Popo Fan

Run Time  17min

SYNOPSIS

"Beer! Beer!" is an "anti-romantic comedy" set in the early morning following a wild party in Berlin. When Tao, a Chinese guy, meets Sebastian, a local German. As they seem to get more and more intimate with each other, suddenly a mattress changes everything...

KADO (A GIFT)

Date  2018

Country  Indonesia

Language  Indonesian with English subtitles

Director  Aditya Ahmad

Run Time  15min

SYNOPSIS

Isfi can wear her comfortable pants among her guy friends but has to wear hijab to be accepted at Nita’s house. Two days to Nita’s Birthday, all Isfi wants is to prepare the best gift in Nita’s room.

THE BOOTH

Courtesy of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

Date  2019

Country  India

Language  Hindi with English subtitles

Director  Rohin Raveendran

Run Time  15min

SYNOPSIS

A female frisking booth inside a crowded shopping mall stands as a silent ally to a forbidden romance. Hidden from view of the passing shoppers, the two women – customer and guard – share a moment of intimacy, but can a burgeoning romance survive beyond the kiosk’s curtains? 

UNNAMED

Date  2019

Country  Taiwan

Language  Mandarin with English subtitles

Directors  Chang Chun-Yu & Gao Hong

Run Time  30min

SYNOPSIS

A girl called Chang Ya-ting wants to change her name. A boy called Hong Jiahao wants to end his relationship with his sex buddy. The young generation cries out in frustration in this era when sexuality and self-identity have become uncategorisable.