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 [….]

SCREEN: Five lez/bi directors you should probably know

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When you’re logging on for your next lockdown cinema session, keep these lez/bi creatives in mind… BY CHARLIE VOGELSANG. PHOTO BY LORENCE LOZANO Female directors are often side-lined by the movie industry with the focus falling instead on popular male directors. Since the Academy Awards began in 1929, only one woman has won the award [….]

HOME VIEWING: BFI Flare’s Five Films For Freedom

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The London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival’s Five Films For Freedom series is available to stream now (and for free) BY SOPHIE PERRY. PHOTO BY LISA FOTIOS The world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign, Five Films For Freedom, is online, ready to stream right now – until 29 March 2020. This year’s campaign marks six years of broadcasting new [….]

10 LGBTQI films where no one dies

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We take a look at the film world where the leading lez/bi ladies actually survive BY LOUISE HEATH At the moment it seems like hardly a day goes by without a queer female character being killed off or having a happy ending snatched away.   SPOILERS AHEAD! Alongside the demise of Rose from Jane The Virgin and [….]

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 [….]

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 [….]