The Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2019
In 1991 the legislative Council agreed to decriminalize private, adult, and consensual homosexual relations in Hong Kong.
The local movie industry suddenly had a hot new topic for their storylines and a number of films with homosexual plots were made. Unfortunately, most of those movies depicted characters with LGBTI stereotypes. Only a handful of exceptions portrayed the LGBTI community with sincerity and sensitivity. For our 30th anniversary we would like to pay tribute to films, which explored the complexity of local LGBTI issues and significantly contributed to the gay culture of Hong Kong.
The Shiny Shrimps(HKLGFF 2019)
Official Selection, Festival de l’Alpe D’Huez 2019; Sunny Bunny Prize nominee, Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival 2019
How I Felt When I Saw That Girl(HKLGFF 2019)
Some love stories are not simple, Sweety's is one such story. She has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants to get her married, a young writer who is completely smitten by her, a…
My Big Gay Italian Wedding(HKLGFF 2019)
Winner of the Best Foreign Feature Award, Outflix Film Festival 2018.
The Daughters of Fire(HKLGFF 2019)
Official Selection: Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, San Sebastian International Film Festival
Song Lang(HKLGFF 2019)
* Director in attendance
Between The Seasons(HKLGFF 2019)
* Director in attendance
Pain and Glory(HKLGFF 2019)
Multiple Winner at Cannes Film Festival 2019: Best Actor (Banderas), Best Composer (Alberto Iglesias); Palme d’Or and Queer Palm Nominee (Pedro Almodóvar).
A Dog Barking at the Moon(HKLGFF 2019)
Official Selection – Winner of 2019 Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Jury Award, Winner of 2019 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival Best Narrative Feature
Queer Japan(HKLGFF 2019)
Official Selection – OUTFEST Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival
Billie and Emma(HKLGFF 2019)
Official Selection - Outfest 2019, Frameline ‘43, Osaka Asian Film Festival, Roze Filmdagen, Inside Out 2019, Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival 2019
Memories of My Body(HKLGFF 2019)
Official Selection – Venice International Film Festival
Athlete(HKLGFF 2019)
Official Selection – Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
End of the Century(HKLGFF 2019)
Official Selection - Winner of the Best Argentinian Film Award, Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema 2019; Winner of the Best First Feature Award, Frameline San Francisco…