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June 2024

ASIAN QUEERS REUNITED

Curated by Beijing Queer Film Festival (Popo Fan), CiLENS e.V (TANG Xuedan/ Echo) and Queer East (Yi Wang)

Asian Queers Reunited is an interdisciplinary film program that invites audiences to delve into the world of Asian queerness and to embark on an intellectually and emotionally stimulating journey that explores the intersectionality of queer identity and sexuality, love and desire, both past and present. Supported by Projekt ComE In and in collaboration with the Beijing Queer Film Festival (BJQFF) and Queer East, the program provides an in-depth and nuanced exploration into the wide spectrum of Asian queer cinema and the communities behind it. It showcases two short film programs curated by BJQFF and Queer East and four compelling feature films from across Asia, accompanied by two in-person director Q&A sessions.

Curation Support: Yun-Chen HSU (Iris), Yixin WANG

TANG Xuedan (Echo) is a Berlin-based film curator and cultural producer from Chengdu, China. She founded CiLENS and Indie Chinese Cinema Week (ICCW) in 2022, both projects which embody the convergence of her multifaceted interests and ongoing research into cinema, feminism, and socially engaged practice.

Queer East (Yi Wang) is a UK-based festival that showcases boundary-pushing LGBTQ+ cinema, live arts, and moving image work from East and Southeast Asia and its diaspora communities.

Beijing Queer Film Festival (Popo Fan) is currently the only film festival in mainland China to offer a public forum to films and discussions exploring sexuality and gender identities,  providing a voice to the queer minority in China.

Joyland

Joyland

Saim Sadiq, Pakistan 2022, 127 Min., OV with English subs, DCP
(OPEN AIR) SHORTS

(OPEN AIR) SHORTS

curated by Beijing Queer Film Festival
《午夜出走》

《午夜出走》

The Last Year of Darkness
Ben Mullinkosson, China, USA 2023, 95 Min., OV with English subs, DCP
《一些女人》

《一些女人》

Some Women
Quen Wong, Singapore 2021, 71 Min., OV with English subs, DCP