East London Events Calendar

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Queer East Festival

17 April @ 12:00 am - 28 April @ 11:59 pm

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Queer East Festival is now celebrating its fifth year having made a visible mark in the UK with its bold programme of LGBTQ+ cinema and visual arts, growing in popularity and size year-on-year, supported by the BFI with an impressive lineup of features and events taking place in East London this year including Genesis cinema, Rio cinema, Rich Mix cinema, Hackney Wick Community Sauna Baths and the Museum of the Home.

The film festival showcases stories from East Asia, Southeast Asia, and their diasporas, challenging stereotypes and offering fresh perspectives on the queer experience in these regions. Highlights from this year’s film programme include the world premiere of documentary Love Bound (UK, 2024) screening at Rich Mix cinema, screwball tragicomedy Asog (Philippines, 2023) from executive producers Adam McKay (Succession, The Big Short) and Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, Goldeneye) screening at Rio cinema, UK Premiere of I Am What I Am (Japan, 2022) starring Drive My Car‘s Toko Miura screening at Genesis cinema and UK Premiere of series  If It’s With You (Japan, 2023) centering on young love in a small coastal community screening at Rich Mix cinema.

Additionally, for the first time the festival is featuring a special ‘Expanded’ programme with some really unique events including a sauna screening at Hackney Wick Community Sauna Baths where audiences can take a dip in the pool with congee, sweet soup, and fried dough sticks served, a screening followed by a guided nature walk at the garden of the Museum of the Home and a screening at the Museum of the Home focusing on stories of home and its joys, beauty, ills and struggles, featuring a live performance and conversation.

Queer East Festival 2024 takes place 17 – 28 April across venues in London.


17 April @ 12:00 am
28 April @ 11:59 pm
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