UK Queer East Film Festival to feature Taiwanese films online

Revenue from online portion of film festival to be used for funding independent movie theaters

Queer East Film Festival features Taiwanese films online (She/Her trailer screenshot)

Queer East Film Festival features Taiwanese films online (She/Her trailer screenshot)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The British Queer East Film Festival has launched its online version "QE: HomeSexual," which features a number of Taiwanese films.

Taiwan's Ministry of Culture cooperated with the festival to launch its online version "QE: HomeSexual," with nine Taiwanese films screening.

According to the ministry, the festival proper would originally have run from April 18 to May 2 in London, but it has been postponed until this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the online program, which includes a number of Taiwanese films as well others focused on LGBTQ issues in Taiwan's neighboring region of Southeast Asia, has already begun.

The ministry stated the film festival is bringing a rarely seen glimpse of LGBTQ cinema from East and Southeast Asia to London. The screening program also includes award-winning documentary “Small Talk” (日常對話), directed by Huang Hui-chen (黃惠偵), which is about an intimate discussion between a mother and daughter.

Additionally, the revenue generated from the online film festival will be donated to independent movie theaters. Please visit the website for more information.