London’s queer film festival is back, 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 Hold onto your hats, film buffs – the 34th edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, the UK’s longest running queer film event, is back from the 18-29 March 2020 at BFI Southbank in [….]

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 [….]

FILM REVIEW: They

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How do you raise a child as gender neutral? BY FELICITAS SOPHIE VAN LAAK Louisa Rechenbach’s short documentary They accompanies a young family who chose to keep the biological sex of their baby a secret in order to prevent people from having preconceived notions about their gender. The film has been selected to be shown [….]

Kristen Stewart opens up about being advised to stop holding her girlfriend’s hand in public

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K Stew reveals the challenges faced by queer women in the film industry BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Hollywood star, Kristen Stewart revealed that she had been advised by people in the film industry to hide her sexuality if she wanted to land big film roles. When speaking about her experiences as a queer [….]

Could you help bring this lesbian film about an iconic venue to life?

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Into The Cellar is a feature length documentary and VR experience about the legendary Gateways Club and guess what? You could be in it… BY DIVA STAFF A double film project about the legendary Gateways Club is in early production and filmmaker Lucie Warrington is looking for expressions of interest in two important areas.  “We [….]

WATCH: Brand new Charlie’s Angels trailer

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Starring K Stew, Naomi Scott and Ella Balisnka BY BEA VASQUEZ. IMAGE CHARLIESANGELS INSTAGRAM That’s right people, K Stew will soon be back on the big screen kicking ass in this action-comedy reboot of the well-known film series. Directed and co-written by Elizabeth Banks, this new rendition is set to establish a new generation of [….]

XY Chelsea: The trans film that we not only need, but deserve

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“After three years in the army and seven years in prison, the real Chelsea Manning finally emerges in XY Chelsea” BY DAZ SKUBICH Debuting at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, XY Chelsea tells the story of whistleblower and trans activist Chelsea Manning. The documentary sheds light on the life of Manning after her 35-year sentence [….]