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 [….]

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 [….]