A pink-monocolour film poster of Both Sides Now QUEER, with the actor's hands up in the air and screaming into the centre-aligned film title QUEER

Matt Lambert, God is Watching, 2017 (courtesy of the artist, Tate and Random Acts)

Wednesday 20 October 2021 to Saturday 23 October 2021

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. 

Film programme: 

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

Panel talks:

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.

Date Time Registration
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).

Date Time Registration
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

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