Before this year’s festival starts, let’s re-watch some classic queer movies.
Since its initiation, SHQFF has always been devoted to supporting Asian queer cinema. In each year’s SHQFF Short Film Section, we always seek to present a wide and diverse range of Asian queer short films.
This October, we are collaborating with Nowness Asia to select 5 outstanding Asian short films from SHQFF Short Film Section’s official selection for an online screening. If you’ve never heard of these works, this is a great opportunity for you to enjoy them; if you have already watched them before, then we welcome you to relive these excellent and vivid films with us.
作为全球首屈一指的热门影像平台，Nowness Asia致力于创造并展示丰富的亚洲艺术和文化。Nowness 对浏览地区不设限制，所展出的影像风格也以多元著称。
As one of the world’s most popular video platforms, Nowness Asia is committed to creating and displaying diverse Asian art and culture through different mediums. Nowness does not impose limits on what it shares with its audience, showcasing films that can be best described as varied and unique.
Kaj PALANCA / Jared JOVEN, 18min, 菲律宾
The viewing of a dated clip with a young boy brings about the remnants of an old man's forgotten past. In attempt to gather his memories, the old man begins to recognize, with the help of the young boy, the truth of his internal life.
Days of Rage
Eli Jean Tahchi, 20min, 加拿大
In December 2017, as Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem the capital of Israel, WALID, a 27 year old Palestinian finds out that his uncle who raised him, is suffering from terminal phase cancer.
These disturbing news upset him and jeopardizes the relationship with his girlfriend especially after a provocative encounter with a man.
冯宇超, 18min, 美国
A teen finds comfort, freedom, and affirmation in dressing in “women’s clothing,” until they see their father on the street.
The Serpent's Song
Nuntanat DUANGTISARN, 24min, 泰国
At a secret monastery located in a rural area of Thailand. A music teacher is trying to help a young nun to be able to speak again.
陈语沙, 20min, 中国
Shasha, a straight girl (long hair), is brought into sensual world between girls by another girl called Yuz (short hair) occasionally. All of this experience subverted her past perceptions of herself. And She began to doubt herself too. What followed is a series of unanswerable questions. While Shasha and Yuz were speechless, the accidental intrusion of Hongyu, another friend of them broke their silence. And they sit around, just listen to the sound outside the window in a winter morning...
This collaborative project launched in early October, and the screening will last until mid-November. Please click the following links for more information.
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