Elsewhere Cinema Club is dedicated to films by & about women & queer folk in Southeast Asia.
Join us for (semi-)monthly online screenings & filmmakers’ Q&As!
🔜 Our 2023 program is in the works!
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🔎 Check out our 2022 events
November 2022. Making films in Cebuano, with Aiess Alonso & Patrick Campos
September 2022. Producing true crime documentaries in Asia (for Netflix), with Jessica Lee
August 2022. Blending Catholic symbolism and Filipino folklore, with Pam Miras
May 2022. Being queer, growing up Asian, and going to film school in Germany, with Sarnt Utamochote and Thùy Trang Nguyễn
March 2022. Comparing indie vs. mainstream cinema in Indonesia, with Sammaria Sari Simanjuntak
Feb 2022. Contesting 'normal' families and queer terminlogoies in Myanmar, with Lamin Oo and Corrie Tan
Jan 2022. Documenting home in a foreign place, with Baby Ruth Villarama, Leo ‘Daddy’ Selomenio, Judy ‘Mommy’ Sison, and Mylyn ‘MJ’ Jacobo
⚡ Support our work
In Southeast Asia, there are many, many films centering women and queer folk. Often, these are made independently by fiercely passionate filmmakers who operate without the financial backing of production companies or guarantees of commercial distribution. Our film club focuses on these stories and their storytellers.
If you like what we do, please consider making a contribution via Ko-fi. Your contributions will go directly to
paying featured filmmakers/speakers for their time and access to their films,
providing small honorariums for the four co-organizers' time in programming and organising screenings and Q&As, and
the costs of keeping the lights on at our film club.
🎟️ Recommend a film
Have a film you want to see or something you’ve always wanted to ask a filmmaker?
We welcome your recommendations for films and filmmakers that focus on stories by and about women and queer folk in Southeast Asia. Email us anytime!