Fancy attending the Opening Night Gala of BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival?

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WIN! A pair of ticket’s to see Vita & Virginia at BFI Flare’s opening night DIVA have teamed up with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival to offer the chance to win tickets to the UK premiere of Chanya Button’s Vita & Virginia at BFI Southbank tomorrow! The screening, at 18:15, is the Opening Night [….]

Girl Talk: DIVA meet the fierce femmes behind Sour Peach Films

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“In the future, we want to see more queer cinema. Not just LGBT+ but queer filmmaking as a celebrated form and style” BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS US-based filmmakers Erica Rose and Chelsea Moore are the two women behind brilliant lez/bi short, Girl Talk. The film, starring Hannah Hodson, Kea Trevett, Alia Guidry, Erica Pappas and Diane [….]

Want the lowdown on this year’s BFI Flare Film Festival?

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London’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival launches their 2019 programme – centering bisexuality, asexuality and intersex identities BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS BFI Flare, London’s LGBTQ+ Film Festival, has revealed its full programme for 2019 – and it’s bloody brilliant. Jam-packed full of lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex representation – and bookended by two films centering queer women’s stories – the [….]

Olga Chajdas on realising her dream film project, Nina

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“Growing up in Poland you missed out on the culture of LGBT+ films” BY ANGELA NEEDHAM I meet Olga Chajdas at a bar on a late afternoon in London. It’s January, it’s dark and it’s due to snow. Wrapped in my thickest scarf and puffiest coat, I felt like a character in Chajdas’ debut film, [….]

Andee Ryder becomes first trans producer-director to be nominated for a BAFTA

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“There’s an issue with diversity within the industry; there’s also promise – but it won’t change overnight” BY EMILY EATON Andee “Dee” Ryder’s recent film McQueen, a feature-length documentary on Alexander McQueen, has received two nominations: Outstanding British Film and Documentary – making Dee the first trans producer-director to be nominated for the prestigious award. Here, [….]

Colette director Wash Westmoreland on queer filmmaking and sapphic sex scenes

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“People say, ‘It’s extraordinarily relevant to today’. I’m like, ‘It’s extraordinarily relevant to the last 10,000 years!’” BY ROXY BOURDILLON  There’s a lot to love about riveting new period drama Colette – the sumptuous Parisian setting, the plethora of sapphic shenanigans, Keira Knightley wearing the hell out of a trouser suit… But the thing that [….]

Everything we know about The L Word 2.0

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This is the way that we reboot BY ROXY BOURDILLON  Ever since I heard about The L Word reboot, my life has mostly been spent reminiscing about Sharmen, getting all emosh at the thought of the gang being reunited, and frantically googling for updates about the new series. I’m sorry, Shane. I will work on that. In the meantime, here’s [….]