Asia Pacific Shorts
MQFF is proud to continue our alliance with festivals from across the Asia Pacific region. The Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance (APQFFA) promotes communication amongst festivals, stimulates production and enhances the visibility of queer cinema. The five shorts in this program have been pulled together from a shared pool of films that represent the best of the region.
Dir: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, 2017, Tonga, 11 mins
A brave transgender woman sets off on a journey to become her true self in the conservative Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga – with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way.
English and Tongan with English subtitles
Dir: Liying Mei, 2017, China, 26 mins
An unhappy marriage, a love affair and a child who holds all the secrets.
Chinese with English subtitles
Dir: Leung Man Kei Maggie, 2017, Hong Kong, 20 mins
Alan and Ben click right away at their first encounter. They leave to look for an hourly hotel to have sex but with it being Saturday night, those hotels are busy.
Cantonese with English subtitles
Dir: Karishma Dube, 2017, India, 13 mins
Set in New Delhi, a closeted lesbian risks tradition and social boundaries as she pursues her attraction towards her household maid, Devi.
Bengali & Hindi with English subtitles
Dir: Faraz Ansari, 2017, India, 15 mins
Set in the fast-paced environs of the bustling Mumbai local trains, a wordless romance develops between two men.