Queer Asia Film Festival 2018

Queer Asia Film Festival 2018: Submissions Open

Deadline for submissions: 30 December 2017

The second installment of Queer Asia’s annual Film Festival is inviting submissions around the theme of Bodies X Borders to be screened in June 2018 in London. Bodies X Borders evokes frames of visualising queer bodies transgressing (norms, nations, identities) in a fast changing global world.

The Queer Asia Film Festival 2017 was the first ever film festival centred on LGBTQI+ identities in Asia and the Asian diaspora to be held in University of London. This first edition was held in June 2017 at SOAS, University of London and University College London. The film festival is geared at promoting visibility and providing an international platform for Asian queer themes, issues, and artists. The 2017 edition was attended by over 500 people and showcased films from Lebanon, India, Brunei, Canada, Philippines, Taiwan, China, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, UK, Singapore, and Ireland.

Queer Asia Film Festival 2018 will accept films from all across the world that touch on issues pertaining to LGBTQIA+ sexuality and gender in Asian communities and can be understood under the theme of Bodies X Borders.

There is no restriction on the type of film that can be submitted. These include short films, documentaries, experimental films, feature films etc. There is no submission fee.

Please note that we will only accept films which have been completed in the past two years, and non-English films must have English subtitles.

How to send in a submission:

Please submit your film by filling in this form

Please include (where instructed) a link to the trailer (if available) and a link to the full film.

Deadline for submissions: 30 December 2017.

Deadline for submitting the final film: 15 February 2018.

Film Festival Date: 30th June, 2018 (tentative)

Please note early bird submissions (before this date) will be eligible for funding from Queer Asia for Festival attendance.

If you have any queries, please email queerasia@gmail.com.

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