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Tokyo's LGBT film festival started life back in 1992, making this its 21st edition to date. The 2012 lineup includes some notable Japan premieres, ranging from the Olympia Dukakis-starring Cloudburst to Vito, Jeffrey Schwarz's powerful documentary about gay rights activist Vito Russo. Other flicks to look out for include Andrew Haigh's widely acclaimed Weekend – winner of the Emerging Visions audience award at last year's SXSW – and Asia Boy Shorts, which collects short films by up-and-coming directors from Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea.