QUEER×APAC ~APQFFA Selection 2017~

Founded in 2015, Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance (APQFFA) aims to support and promote LGBT films from across the region. In this program, we introduce 6 shorts recommended by the APQFFA member festivals. Check out the new talents from each country!

Tale of the Lost Boys

※All non-English films have English subtitles.
※Please be kindly noted that there is noise in the beginning of “Katchi” due to the condition of the original material.

Schedule

7/14(Fri)19:00~
 @Cinemart shinjuku
7/16(Sun)11:30~
 @Spiral Hall

Heart Station

Heart Station

Heart Station
Dir:Tao Jia
2016|UAS, China|17 min|English, Chinese

[Drama][Youth][G]
Japan Premiere
Recommended by ShanghaiPRIDE Film Festival
※All non-English films have English subtitles.

A coming-age drama, a chinese gay male’s infatuation with a straight actor. He participated in his crush’s acting class during waiting for his scary potential diagnosis in his three month HIV window period.

Katchi

Katchi

Katchi
Dir:Amina Malik
2016|Pakistan|14 min|Urdu
Japan Premiere
Recommended by Aks International Minorities Festival

[Drama][Youth][T]

※All non-English films have English subtitles.

Saad encounters several gruesome events of bullying and molestation by other students at school. Later in life, Saad participates in a theatre show that portrays the lives of Trans* women, with his mother in the audience. Has she accepted her son? Or does the fear of losing family pride come in the way?

The Baby Lu’au

The Baby Lu'au

The Baby Lu’au
Dir:Jana Park Moore
2016|USA|16 min|English
Japan Premiere
Recommended by Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
Nominally supported by the United States Embassy

[Comedy][G]
※All non-English films have English subtitles.

A young, ambitious lawyer returns to Hawaii and her estranged family after a long absence, only to discover everything is not what it seems.

Any Other Day

Any Other Day

Any Other Day
Dir:Srikant Ananthkrishnan, Vikrant Dhote
2016|India|12 min|English
Japan Premiere
Recommended by KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival

[Drama][G]
※All non-English films have English subtitles.

It was just another day for Kabir and Arnav. But their lives take a turn for the worse when two cops decide to make a spectacle of them. As the night unfolds, help comes from an unlikely source who goes on to unmask the hypocrisy of our society.

Momo

Momo

Momo
Dir:Jang Yoon-Ju
2016|South Korea|15 min|Korean
Japan Premiere
Recommended by Seoul PRIDE Film Festival

[Romance][L]
※All non-English films have English subtitles.

Sohee meets up with her ex-girlfriend Areum who is about to set off to live abroad in Germany. Sohee takes custody of Momo, the cat they once shared. But Sohee’s current girlfriend Yujin sees Momo as a reminder of Areum and becomes upset.

The Dam

The Dam

The Dam
Dir:Brendon McDonall
2016|Australia|16 min|English
Japan Premiere
Recommended by Mardi Gras Film Festival

[Drama][G]
※All non-English films have English subtitles.

A lifelong friendship is under siege when two mature Australian men visit the monolithic dam that defined their young lives and are confronted by feelings that were impounded long ago, but cannot be contained any longer.

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