Queer East Film Festival

Friday 10 July

Season: QE: Docs4Pride


QE: Docs4Pride from Queer East Film Festival launches on 3 July with four free-to-stream documentaries shining a light on queer activism in East and Southeast Asia

Out Run is available to stream for free from 3 July to 10 July via Queer East's website.


Out Run follows Bemz Benedito, a former leader of the world’s only LGBTQ+ political party Ladlad, in her historic quest to become the first transgender woman elected to the Philippine Congress in 2010 and 2013.

Bemz and her campaign team face a massive challenge in pushing voters beyond firmly-held stereotypes as they take their campaign to local hair salons and small-town beauty pageants. Their grassroots efforts mobilise working-class LGBTQ+ allies in joining their task force, as they fighting against a homophobic opponent. The film documents Ladlad’s journey of rallying LGBTQ+ representation, and provides a unique look into how queer communities transition into the mainstream.