Join filmmakers from the UK and Hong Kong to explore aspects of LGBTQI+ life, reflecting upon Queer identity, life and creativity.
Both Sides Now: Queer features seven short films (available to stream on-demand between 20-23 October during SPARK) and two accompanying panel talks, looking at the way in which filmmakers are exploring Queer culture, using various film and video techniques to explore aspects of Queer life in Hong Kong and the UK.
Anson Mak, Differences Do Matter, 1998, 3 mins
Ming Wong, Learn German with Petra Von Kant, 2017, 8 mins
Jay Bernard, Something Said, 2017, 7:33 mins
Matt Lambert, God is Watching, 2017, 3:24 mins
Lucie Rachel, Where We Are Now, 2016, 9:29 mins
Rob Crosse, Dear Samuel, 2019, 9:30 mins
Nicole Pun, To be Brandon (Scene 1), 2019, 4:06 mins
Nicole Pun, To be Brandon (Scene 2), 2019, 6:58 mins
1. On Friday 22 October, panellists will discuss what sector support is needed and available for LGBTQI+ artists and filmmakers, and where best practice exists. Led by Lucia King (Researcher, curator and lecturer in Moving Image, University of Brighton, UK) with artists Rob Crosse (UK) and Nicole Pun (HK). Crosse and Pun took part in international exchange residencies with Both Sides Now in 2019.
|Friday 22 October 2021||18:00 - 19:00 (HKT)||Register here for panel session|
2. On Saturday 23 October, panellists will discuss how Trans artists and filmmakers can be supported better, what challenges there are and what the filmmaking sector in the UK and Hong Kong needs to do to support Trans makers. Led by Jia Tan (Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies in the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong) with artists Danielle Braithwaite-Shirley (UK) and Beatrice Wong (HK).
|Saturday 23 October 2021||16:00 - 17:00 (HKT)||Register here for panel session|
How you can take part
Registration is now open for the Both Sides Now: Queer panel talks.
Please click the "Register now" button above and complete registration - be among the first to know when the event takes place.
Type of event: on-demand film streams and panel talks
Platform: Vimeo (on-demand film streams), Zoom (panel talks),
Age advice: Ages 16 and above. Please note, some of the films contain nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.
Accessible features: Subtitles in English and Traditional Chinese (films)
Theme: Common Good