SCREEN: Digital premiere of Jump, Darling announced as part of this year’s BFI Flare

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The premiere will be held in honour of the late Hollywood actor, Cloris Leachman, starring in her final role BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Phill Connell’s LGBTQI drama Jump, Darling will receive its international premiere at this year’s digital edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival next month, as part of the Bodies strand. In honour of [….]

SCREEN: DIVA meets It’s A Sin star, Seyan Sarvan

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Seyan tells DIVA all about her character Lizbeth in the hit Channel 4 show BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Already heralded as one of the best queer TV shows ever made, It’s A Sin has had a huge impact on the community. With the first episode aired on TV just two weeks ago, the show from award-winning [….]

Heather Small is looking stunning on our new cover ✨

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PLUS Arlo Parks, Zanele Muholi, Randa Jarrar and our Black queer travel guide BY DIVA STAFF We’re thrilled to have soul singer Heather Small lighting up the cover of DIVA this month. In an exclusive interview, the voice of M People shares her thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement and her favourite Pride memories, [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize secures funding to create new short films by LGBTQI community groups

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The £195,330 will go towards 10 LGBTQI community groups across Wales to create new short films BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Today organisers of the Iris Prize have launched a Wales-wide, three-year project working with community groups from across the country to discuss issues faced by the LGBTQI community.  This news comes as Cardiff’s biggest LGBTQI film [….]

SCREEN: Your first look at K Stew playing Princess Diana in Spencer

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The historical drama is set for release this autumn, just ahead of the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Principal photography has begun on brand new film Spencer, which focuses on one weekend in the life of Princess Diana, as she spends the Christmas holiday with the royal family at the Sandringham estate [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize Film Festival joins Welsh language short film challenge on S4C

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To celebrate LGBT History Month, Iris Prize are giving one lucky filmmaker the chance to win a £1,000 cash prize  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The team behind Iris Prize, the Cardiff based LGBTQI film festival, have confirmed they are working with S4C and Tinint to help support a 48 hour short film challenge, called Her Ffilm [….]

SCREEN: Seven films about queer activism

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Already binged all of It’s A Sin? Here’s some impactful and important films about queer activism BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS What better way to honour those who fought for the freedoms we enjoy today than by binge-watching some educational films about our history? The history of queer activism is deeply linked with the history of queer [….]