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Queer Asia Film Festival 2018 @ SOAS

Queer’ Asia Film Festival 2018 will be held over five days starting and ending at the British Museum (on 24 and 29 June) and screenings in between on 25, 27 and 28 June at SOAS, University of London. 

This is the second installment of Queer Asia’s annual Film Festival and the theme for this year is 'Bodies X Borders' which evokes frames of visualising queer bodies transgressing (norms, nations, identities) in a fast changing global world.

The film festival this year show cases 30 films including the first ever ‘Queer’ Asia Short Shorts, a collection of 22 short films from countries including China, India, Myanmar, Thailand, and Lebanon. The collection of films this year address ‘Queer’ Asia’s thematic focus on ‘Bodies X Borders’ as they trace Asian diasporas in transnational locations such as in Crossing Bridges (Canada/Indonesia) and the mediation of dangerous national borders in Screaming Goats (Thailand); or imagine the complexities of racialised bodies and Islam within European urban spaces in A Post-Ottoman Trilogy (Skopje, Sarajevo, and Salonika), or even build solidarity and learning between the LGBTQ movements in Asia and South America with a featured documentary from Argentina.

The tickets are free and seating is on a first come, first serve basis. Full schedule is available here -