Brave New (L) Word screens exclusively Saturday 14 November, in partnership with DIVA

BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest is back for 2020 with it’s 10th edition, and this time they’re going virtual. Running from 11 – 16 November, expect plenty of queer delights as well as virtual talks, panels and exclusives.

With a diverse, proactive and political programme, Fringe! is committed to celebrating the best in queer filmmaking, from the DIY to the high budget. We’re thrilled to be partnered with Fringe! on a screening of exciting new queer short films, titled Brave New (L) Word. 

The screening features long-awaited Nigerian romance Ìfé by Uyiaedu Ikpe-Etim and a film about a lesbian duo entering Eurovision – seriously, what more could you want? You can check out the full list of shorts screening below.

The screening synopsis reads: “How does lesbian life feel in 2020? From micro-aggressions and dyke drama, to the connections that make it all so worth it, merge and chill with these sweet and salty short films, blessed with a message from an elder.”

Alongside the programme there will be a pre-recorded Q&A between Martha Kate Margetson, Head of Festival, and the filmmakers. Don’t miss this exclusive screening in partnership with DIVA, Saturday 14 November! 

NAOMI REPLANSKY AT 100 

The great American poet blesses us with a century of wisdom, and watching the world change drastically, from a sapphic perspective.

SWIPING 4 UR LURVE 

Lesbian representation at Eurovision! Your new favourite entry.

TENDER 

A short romance showing the value of unexpected intimacies… Opposites attract sometimes.

SUPER ZEE 

Super Zee is going to save the world. But first she’ll kick the white male colleague’s ass and get the hot woman of colour.

QUEERER THAN THOU 

In an animation masterclass, a couple tries to clarify who is the queerest.

ÌFÉ 

Ìfé means ‘love’ in Yoruba. Adoara and Ìfé bond and explore the potential of their connection under societal pressures in a three day date.

CW: discussions of homophobic violence, brief nudity

You can grab your tickets to watch the Brave New (L) Word shorts Satruday 14 November right here!

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