The Kansai Queer Film Festival (KQFF) screens a wide range of films on the themes of gender, sexuality, and equality from both Japan and all over the world. Now in its 16th year, KQFF 2023 will be held in Kyoto and Osaka.
There will be over 28 feature and short films from around 14 different countries and regions, from drama to comedy, romance, and documentary. International films in the past have included works from Argentina, Canada, South Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Spain, Taiwan, Germany, the Philippines, Brazil, France, the USA, and Myanmar.
Films will be shown in Kyoto at the Goethe Institut Villa Kamogawa from Sep. 22 to 24, with a late-night screening in Kyoto on Sep. 23. Screening times vary (check the website for specifics) but most days start at around 10 a.m. and finish at 6 p.m.
Movies will be shown from September 15 to 18 and between 10:15 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day (except Sep. 15) at STEP (Toyonaka Gender Equality Promotion Center).
Tickets and passes can be purchased at the venues on the day or in advance via their website. Prices are dependent on your financial situation and what you can afford. Please see their website for more details.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.