Stories abundant with resilience, desire, and agency. This collection of shorts shares the intricate and intersectional experiences of the queer Asian community.
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It’s 1993 in Singapore when homosexuality is criminalized, and gay bars are constantly raided. Leila is in love with Carmina, a Filipino worker who stays in her home. Stifled by her parents’ increasingly invasive interventions, Leila decides what she needs to do for the sake of love and ultimately herself.
Danica Pablo is a 22-year old Filipino who currently resides in Singapore. She aspires to be a filmmaker that explores stories of the human condition and moral relativity.
This Toronto-based documentary centres on three drag queens and their experiences around consent, body, and identity.
Alexandra Tse is a creative and hardworking filmmaker, photographer and cinematographer living and working in Toronto, Ontario. She is currently working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film Studies at Ryerson University.
Lily and her son, Bao have a great relationship until Lily finds out that Bao is gay. With all the intentions to be a good mother, Lily tries to “change” her son however things don’t exactly go as planned.
Bruce Chiu is currently studying film production at USC School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles. He is interested in making films about social issues and believes that the power of storytelling can change the world.
Figuring out who you are is not always easy. Neither is holding yourself to the diverging standards of your family and peers. Kevin, a high school boy, navigates being open about his sexuality at school and home.
Yuki Chen is a Vancouver-based 2D animator and illustrator who graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Chen loves to explore stories from different cultures based on people’s everyday lives.
Priya is stuck in the middle between meeting the expectations of her mother and maintaining her secret relationship with Ashley. To be true to herself, Priya has to face certain decisions.
Daniela Pinto works in the film industry as a sound editor and composer, but also enjoys telling her own stories every now and then. Her work primarily focuses on the intersection of South Asian and LGBTQ+ identity. She is a recent graduate of Sheridan College’s Bachelor of Film and Television program.
Eungyeong and Sunghoon, a newly married couple, arrive at a crossroads when Sunghoon comes out as transgender. Not knowing what else to do, Eungyeong decides to sell their apartment.
Ahlam Jang is currently in the Film Production program at Dongguk University Graduate School of Film Studies in Seoul, Korea.
Estranged from her family for years, Grace returns home for her mother’s funeral. As if that wasn’t enough drama, the family soon discovers her mother’s body is missing.
Melanie Ramos was born and raised in Sacramento, California. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Television, Film and New Media at San Diego State University and a Master in Fine Arts at New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia in Singapore. Her work focuses on issues surrounding the LGBTQ+ Filipino-American experience.