SCREEN: New lesbian comedy free online as part of Iris Prize Film Festival

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Wild Geese is a new story from Kayleigh Llewellyn all about human vulnerability BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Thanks to our friends over at Iris Prize, there is a brand new lesbian comedy online to fall in love with. Wild Geese is the ninth short film made with the Iris Prize filmmaker Susan Jacobson and is available [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize 2020 will be held online for free

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Iris Prize is one of many events in the LGBTQI calendar turning digital this year BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Today the organisers of Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have announced that the 14th edition of the Cardiff based film festival will be held online this October. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing – it means [….]

“HEAVY HEARTS”: BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival cancelled amid COVID-19

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Organisers of the international film festival take the “very difficult decision” to cancel the “very special and long standing” event BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE The BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, with which DIVA magazine work closely with each year, has been cancelled. Amid recent developments relating to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, organisers have [….]

These are the LGBTQI films you can’t miss at Glasgow Film Festival

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Glasgow Film Festival is back for its 16th annual celebration of cinema – and it’s pretty damn queer BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The full programme for the Glasgow Film Festival 2020 boasts nine world premieres during its 12 day run, from 26 February-8 March 2020.  Star guests such as Caitlin Moran, Emily Beecham and Celia Imrie [….]

London’s queer film festival is back for 2020, baby…

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BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ Film Festival announce opening and closing films for 2020 festival BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/BFI FLARE LGBTIQ+ FILM FESTIVAL ***UPDATE 16 MARCH 2020: The 2020 edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (18-29 March 2020) has been cancelled. Read more here. Hold onto your hats, film buffs – the 34th edition of BFI Flare: London [….]

FILM: Femspectives reveals full 2020 programme

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A line-up of films all by female directors? Yes please! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE STILL FROM THE ARCHIVETTES The Oscars might have snubbed every female director under the sun this year, but Femspectives – Glasgow Feminist Film Festival, is continuing to champion films directed by womxn for the second year running.  The full programme has [….]

Submissions are open! Enter your film into the 2020 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival

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“Iris is more than just a trophy that gathers dust or a certificate that yellows on the wall. Iris is what filmmakers need” BY DIVA STAFF. IMAGES IRIS PRIZE. As well as opening Cardiff’s world-famous LGBTQI film festival for submissions, organisers have announced details of a new three-year sponsorship agreement with the well-known British producer [….]