Queer Screen has championed queer cinema from the Asia Pacific since our formation in the 1990s, and in 2015 we partnered with several queer film festivals to form the Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance (APQFFA). The Alliance's aim is to enhance the visibility of LGBTIQ people through cinema, and to strengthen our international relationships. Delegates from the 17 Alliance festivals are coming to Sydney for Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival. It is a great opportunity to celebrate the quality films produced in the region, as well as to recognise the growing film festival scene.
Forum: The Importance of Queer Cinema in the Asia Pacific
In 2015 the Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance held its first public forum in Taipei. It gave the audience a chance to hear about how queer film festivals are playing a part in changing minds across our region. Queer Screen is pleased to host the second public forum, which will take place at Sydney University.
Join us for an evening of conversation, and hear from delegates from the Alliance member countries, including China, Hawaii (USA), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. In addition, we will welcome our friends from Brisbane and Melbourne Queer Film Festivals. At the end of the forum, you will get the chance to ask your own questions.
Hosted at Sydney University (full address here) by Kiki Fung, Head Programmer at the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival.
Short Films: A FREE Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance shorts package is on Sunday 26 February. For more information click here.