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 [….]

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 [….]

BFI Flare is back for 2021, baby 🎬

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London’s LGBTQI Film Festival returns for its 35th year in March  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS The news is out! BFI Flare: London’s biggest and best queer film festival will return for its 35th edition of the festival in 2021 and we couldn’t be more excited. Running from 17-28 March, expect the most accessible and inclusive version [….]

SCREEN: Iris Prize Film Festival opens submissions for its 15th anniversary year

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The LGBTQI film festival is set to return in October with £30,000 up for grabs for a budding filmmaker BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Submissions are now open for the 2021 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. Celebrating its 15th edition, the Cardiff based festival, is set to go ahead in October 2021. The organisers are determined to [….]

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 [….]