SCREEN: Don’t miss Brave New (L) Word shorts at Fringe! Queer Film Fest 2020

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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 [….]

SCREEN: Want the lowdown on this year’s Raindance Film Festival?

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We are living for the Queer strand at Raindance 2020! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS It’s that time of year again! Raindance Film Festival is back for 2020 and once again, one of the programming strands is completely queer.  In addition, there’s 50 feature films and documentaries screening online this year, plus short film programmes (including plenty [….]

SCREEN: Mentors revealed for 2020 BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew support programme for emerging talent

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Seven emerging LGBTQI British filmmakers to receive mentoring from industry professionals such as Luca Gaudagnino and Kate Herron  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts (BAFTA) and BFI have today announced the six industry mentors who will provide a year-long mentorship to the BFI Flare x BAFTA Crew 2020 mentees. Now [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize LGBT+ Festival announces 2020 winners

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Short Calf Muscle from the Netherlands wins the prestigious Iris Prize 2020  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Short Calf Muscle, directed by Victoria Warmerdam, has been announced the winner of the Iris Prize 2020, Cardiff’s International LGBT+ Short Film Prize, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation. This was the first time in the festival’s 14 year history [….]

SCREEN: Iris Prize 2020 begins tonight!

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The opening night of Iris Prize 2020 will bring a variety of films, talks and music entertainment  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Tonight, the 14th edition of Iris Prize will open its first virtual festival, available online and for free to audiences across the UK.  The international celebration of diversity and visibility of the LGBTQI community will [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize announce high-profile and diverse jury members

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Previous Iris Prize winners reunite for international jury along with Team GB international hockey player, Sarah Jones  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS This week, our lovely friends at Iris Prize welcomed a fresh group of diversely talented individuals who have excelled in their chosen fields as jury members judging the films in Best of British and the [….]

SCREEN: Women Over 50 Film Festival goes virtual for 2020

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The UK’s only international film festival dedicated to celebrating women over 50 returns for its 6th year  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS This September, the Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) will move online to screen 58 international short films by and about older women. Running from 26 – 30 September, WOFFF is packed with stunning, independent [….]