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Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

Saturday, 08 September 2018 until Tuesday, 25 September 2018

The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Society is a registered non-profit society. The Organisation seeks to promote equal opportunities and eliminate discrimination against sexual minority groups in Hong Kong through cinematic works of art.


2018 films...


Anchor and Hope

Asia Pacific Queer Film Festival Alliance Shorts

Lady Eva
Director: Hamer Wilson, Wong-Kalu
Tonga and USA/2017/11 mins
In Tongan and English with English subtitles

A brave young transgender woman sets off on a journey to become her true self in the Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga – with a little inspiration from Tina Turner along the way.

About Wedding
Director: Park In-Hee
South Korea/2017/24 mins
In Korean with English subtitles

30-year-old Eun-ho goes to Gold Mary Wedding Studio to help her friend Ye-jin with her wedding photo shoot. Seeing Ye-jin’s fancy gowns and her rich fiancé, Eun-ho cannot help but think about her relationship with her penniless boyfriend. But the engagement between Ye-jin and her fiance is not what it seems.

It’s Easier to Raise Cattle
Director: Amanda Nell Eu
Malaysia/2017/18 mins
In Malay with English subtitles

Two teenage outcasts form an uncanny friendship in their remote village. As one discovers the other’s dark secrets, she observes the changes in her new friend to the point of violence, monstrosity and affection

Sunken Plum
Director: Roberto F. Canuto, Xu Xiaoxi
China, Spain / 2017 / 20 mins
In Mandarin, Sichuan Dialect with Chinese and English Subtitles

Working at a nightclub in Chengdu, a transgender Chinese woman receives an unexpected visit from her cousin, informing her that the mother she has brushed aside, has died. As the only “son”, she feels obligated to return to her birthplace for the sake of her family, even though she’ll have to hide her true self from those that once shared her past.”

Director: Seung Yeob Lee
South Korea/2017/20mins
In Korean with English subtitles

Jungho’s mom comes up to Seoul and visits Jungho’s place all of a sudden, which makes Jungho uncomfortable due to some situation that Jungho’s mom didn’t realize.


EVA + CANDELA (¿Cómo te llamas?)


Girl Shorts

Language: English, Persian (English Subtitle)
Duration: 23 mins
Director: Mahaliyah Ayla O

Masks tells the story of a young closeted woman named Saba, who risks being outed to her family when she is targeted in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub. It is a nod to events that took place in 2016 at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Ultimately, it is a story of survival and hope.

Language: Spanish, Catalan (English Subtitle)
Duration: 8 mins
Director: Marta Gonzalez

Three old ladies who spend every afternoon sitting on a bench, next to the main street of their village. The arrival of a mysterious pair of girls turns into the main topic of discussion among the women.

The Sermon
Language: English (No Subtitle)
Duration: 11 mins
Director: Dean Puckett

In an isolated church community in the English countryside, a powerful hate preacher prepares to deliver a sermon to his flock, but his daughter has a secret that could destroy them all.

Language: English, Flemish (English Subtitle)
Duration: 14 mins
Director: Heleen Declercq

Girlhood is a young woman’s search of her own definition of gender, sexual orientation and its impact on her surroundings. The maker revisits her childhood through video clips recorded by her family, and this personal search has resulted in a mosaic portrait of young people who each reflects a facet of herself.

Three Centimetres
Language: Arabic (English Subtitle)
Duration: 9 mins
Director: Lara Zeidan

In the oldest fun park of Beirut, four young female friends go on a Ferris Wheel ride. During this claustrophobic open-air journey, they touch on intimate subjects, from making best use of three centimetres to Joanna’s recent breakup. However, Suzie’s breakup advice leads to an unexpected confession.

First Day
Language: English (No Subtitle)
Duration: 18 mins
Director: Julie Kalceff

It is Hannah’s first day of high school. It is also the first day she will wear a girl’s school uniform and go by her chosen name instead of the boy’s name she was given at birth.

She’s Marrying Steve
Language: English (No Subtitle)
Duration: 22 mins
Director: Erika Kramer

A 20-something woman gets invited to her ex-girlfriend’s wedding to a man and decides to go. Despite her disapproval of the wedding, she travels to Connecticut for the weekend where she reunites with old friends and her ex and gains a new perspective on her past relationship.




International Boy Shorts

No More We
Language: Swedish (English Subtitle)
Duration: 15 mins
Director: David Fardmar

Story: One morning it’s all over. ”There’s No More We”, says Hampus to his fiancé Adrian. For Hampus, it’s a total relief to break up from their destructive relationship, for Adrian it’s devastating. Adrian and Hampus now have to live through their last week together.

Language: Spanish (English Subtitle)
Duration: 15 mins
Director: Carlos Ocho

Story: Alex and Hugo are a young couple who had been together for a sshort time. One Friday night, they will discuss some pending issues about their relationship sexual roles. What seems to start as a simple discussion will expose some important issues about the things needed to make a relationship work.

Between Us Two
Language: Mandarin, English (Chinese, English Subtitles)
Duration: 5 mins
Director: Wei Keong Tan

Story: A gay son talks to his dead mother.

The Shit!: An Opera
Language: English (No Subtitle)
Duration: 7 mins
Director: Kevin Rios

Story: After a particularly impressive trip to the bathroom, Frankie is inspired to bottom for the first time.

Just Past Noon On Tuesday
Language: Portuguese (English Subtitle)
Duration: 22 mins
Director: Travis Mathews

Two strangers visit the penthouse of a recently deceased lover, only to find themselves learning more about each other.

Sweet and Sour
Language: English (No Subtitle)
Duration: 6 mins
Director: Ann Sun
Story: A gay Chinese American believes that his traditional mom would have a hard time accepting his boyfriend. However, it turns out that she is more complex than he has supposed.


Le French Gay

Language: French(English Subtitle)
Duration: 15 mins
Director: Nathan Carli

Tonight, Malik has decided to flee his ghetto. He had it all planned, except that Walid, his big brother, with all his gang, is looking for him everywhere. The flee turns into a run for his safety.

A Man, My Son(Un homme, mon fils) Language: French(English Subtitle)
Duration: 34 mins
Director: Florent Gouelou

Fred is a projectionist, like his father. When he has to project a film on film, he convinces his father to hit the road with him. They go on a journey, where different generations, drag-queens and family affairs mingle.

Language: French (English Subtitle)
Duration: 23 mins
Director: Yann Gonzalez

Characters wander through an erotic maze of love and desire in Yann Gonzalez’s newest short film.

With Thelma (Avec Thelma)
Language: French (English Subtitle)
Duration: 13 mins
Director: Ann Sirot, Raphael Balboni

An Icelandic volcano has blocked air traffic and Thelma’s parents are stuck overseas. Until planes start flying across the sky again, Jean, Vincent and Thelma share the same roof.

Ten (Dix)
Language: French (English Subtitle)
Duration: 10 mins
Director: Franck Villette

One little guy decided to meet Prince Charming, and then there were two.
There were two, and three, and up to ten. Till the day when...
Ten little friends came together again. One of them met the wrong kind of person, and then there were nine. Nine little friends...

Mamma Mia Singalong  






Queer Shorts

Dressed for Pleasure (Je fais où tu me dis)
Director: Marie de Maricourt
In English and Persian with English subtitles

Sarah, a disabled girl aged about twenty, lives with her parents. She is increasingly subject to many fantasies and sees her sexuality taking up more of her attention. The arrival in the house of a new cleaner, Victoria, a transsexual woman, will upset the family balance.

Director: Vishnu Prasad
In Malayalam with English subtitles

After discovering his roommate’s suicide, Sandeep is drawn into an introspective journey steeped in Indian mythology and the strict gender binaries of their childhood.

Home Made
Director: Diana Khong
In English

Home Made is an intimate portrait of two queer tattoo artists in an industry traditionally dominated by white, straight, cisgender males. The film weaves together the parallel narratives of Jasmine, a shop owner in Philadelphia, and Sally, a stick-and-poke artist in Brooklyn, through their trials and triumphs.

Fran This Summer
Director: Mary Evangelista
In English

Teenage lovebirds, Francis and Angie, spend the summer at home while Fran begins their transition. The film starts when Fran’s tomboy kid sister asks the couple to go to the beach. Eventually, Fran and Angie must face who and what they mean to each other when they make their way to the beach and their love is on public display.

For Nonna Anna
Director: Luis De Filippis
In English and Italian

As a young trans woman cares for her Italian grandmother, she discovers a tender bond in their shared vulnerability.

Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033
Director: Zach Blas
USA, UK/2018/29mins/Science-fiction
In English and Japanese with English subtitles

Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 is a re-imagining of scenes from filmmaker Derek Jarman’s 1978 queer punk film Jubilee. It follows author Ayn Rand and members of her Collective, including economist Alan Greenspan, on an acid trip in 1955. Guided by an artificial intelligence named Azuma, they are transported to a dystopian future Silicon Valley.














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