QUEER×APAC 2019 ~Asia-Pacific Shorts~

This program showcases latest short films from Asia-Pacific. This year, we have selected five films with the theme of “bittersweet” including a Venice Film Festival winner. Please enjoy these brilliant films by up-and-coming filmmakers with sparkling talent!

Presented by Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance

※All non-English films have English subtitles.


7/6 16:35~ @Tokyo Women’s Plaza Hall
7/14 11:30~ @Spiral Hall U22 Discount

Black Lips

※All non-English films have English subtitles.

Dir:Adrian Chiarella
2018|Australia|15 min|English, Mandarin
Japan Premiere

Hong, a Chinese immigrant, sells black market abalone at inflated prices and avoids connecting with people. He ventures to a remote part of the coast to track down his supplier where he meets Cain, a gay man in a troubled relationship.


※All non-English films have English subtitles.

Dir:Vishal Vasant Ahire
2017|India|15 min|Hindi
Japan Premiere

Rajjo, a member of the Hijra community works as a chef to earn the living. During few random encounters, Rajjo develops a crush on a girl but realizes neither his community nor the world outside approve of his existence.

Gentleman Spa

※All non-English films have English subtitles.

Dir:Yu Jhi-han
2019|Taiwan|18 min|Mandarin
Official Site
Japan Premiere

Hao, a chubby man, works as a janitor at a gay spa. One day, an attractive customer, Kai, walks into the place. As they talk and get to know each other, they bond. However, things do not go as smoothly as Hao expected.


※All non-English films have English subtitles.

Dir:Aditya Ahmad
2018|Indonesia|15 min|Indonesian, Makassarese
Japan Premiere

Isfi can wear her comfortable pants among her guy friends but has to wear hijab to be accepted at Nita’s house. Two days to Nita’s birthday, all Isfi wants is to prepare the best gift in Nita’s room.

A Blind Alley

※All non-English films have English subtitles.

Dir:Oh Su-yeon
2017|Korea|27 min|Korean
Japan Premiere

Moon-young and Eun-jae spend every moment together. They are the best of friends, so Eunjae is bewildered when Moonyoung’s behaviour suddenly changes due to an incident she won’t speak about.