ASIA PACIFIC QUEER FILM FESTIVAL ALLIANCE SHORTS SESSION
APQFFA SHORTS SESSION
DATE: Sunday 15 March 2020
LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas
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 Hindi & English
Director Anoop Lokkur
Run Time 7min
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.
Director Popo Fan
Run Time 17min
"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)
Language Indonesian with English subtitles
Director Aditya Ahmad
Run Time 15min
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.
Courtesy of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
Language Hindi with English subtitles
Director Rohin Raveendran
Run Time 15min
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?
Language Mandarin with English subtitles
Directors Chang Chun-Yu & Gao Hong
Run Time 30min
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.