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BRISBANE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL

MARCH 7 - 17 2019

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APQFFA

ASIA PACIFIC QUEER FILM FESTIVAL ALLIANCE SHORTS SESSION

SOLD OUT

DATE: 19 Mar 2017

TIME: 2:30 pm 

LOCATION: New Farm Cinemas

DURATION: 100mins

CLASSIFICATION  15+

Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance is a loose 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.

ANY OTHER DAY

Date  2016

Country  India

Language  Hindi with English subtitles

Director  Srikant Ananthkrishnan, Vikrant Dhote

Run Time  12min

SYNOPSIS

Where are we to turn when the ones sworn to protect us are the ones against whom we must be protected? Film Courtesy; KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

THE RIGHT BANK 

Date  2016

Country  China / USA

Language  Chinese & English subtitles

Creator  Yvonne Li

Run Time  12 min

SYNOPSIS

A young Chinese lesbian must conquer her fear of rejection and come out to her conservative mother in order to save the relationship with her American girlfriend.

HIDE AND SEEK 

Original Title  Chuppan Chupai

Date  2013

Country  Denmark

Language  Urdu with English subtitles

Director  Saadat Munir and Saad Khan

Run Time  21min

SYNOPSIS

The film shows the secret, yet open lives of a group of Pakistani sexual minorities, raising questions about trans activism, religion, underground gay life, social acceptance and collective familial customs of trans in urban Pakistan.

Date  2016

Country  Taiwan

Language  Mandarin with Traditional Chinese & English subtitles

Director  Liou Ai-chu

Run Time  4 min

MATE

SYNOPSIS

In a mysterious country, God makes couples by binding a man and a woman with a thread. However, Wendy and Elly fell in love with each other, but Wendy was forced to give up her true love by God’s opposition. One’s love is the most precious in the other’s heart.

KASPAR X – IF I HAD A SOUL

Date  2015

Country  China / USA

Language  Chinese & English subtitles

Director  Kaspar Wan

Run Time  24min

SYNOPSIS

Kaspar has aspired to be a man ever since he was young. This short film follows his personal journey as he struggles to realign his body with his soul.

TWO WEEKS

Episode Titles:  EPISODES 1-3: ‘AUDREY’

Date 2016

Country  Australia

Language  English

Creator  Mary Duong

Director  Isabel Stanfield

Run Time  25min

SYNOPSIS

TWO WEEKS is an original web series exploring what it means to be young, queer, and uncertain in Brisbane.