SCREEN: Fancy joining us for for an exclusive screening of Cocoon?

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DIVA meets Leonie Krippendorff, writer and director behind this new queer coming of age film BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA PECCADILLO PICTURES Cocoon is the impressive second feature from Berlin-based writer and director Leonie Krippendorff. A true depiction of the trials and triumphs of female adolescence, it’s an honest and tender coming-of-age tale that every woman [….]

SCREEN: 10 queer feel good films for lockdown 2.0

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Just what you need right now to put a smile on your face BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS You’ve had a bad day. You’ve had a bad week. You’ve had a bad year (hello, 2020!). Sometimes you just need a film that will distract you from the world and pick you back up again.  Get rid of that lockdown [….]

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: Lesbian film production company launch crowdfunding campaign

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Jade Winters, the woman behind Wicked Winters Films, has launched a crowd-funder for new film One More Lie  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Wicked Winters Films, which specialises in quality lesbian and female-focussed films, is crowdfunding the production of its next feature film One More Lie on Indiegogo.  The company produces films written by the best-selling author [….]

REVIEW: Kajillionaire is the quirky, queer film here to brighten 2020

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Miranda July’s third feature is profoundly moving and wildly original  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY MATT KENNEDY Sitting down to watch Kajillionaire, I had no idea what to expect. All I knew was that if it was anything like Miranda July’s previous films, I was in for something unique and surprising at every turn.  Kajillionaire [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize LGBT+ Festival announces 2020 winners

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Short Calf Muscle from the Netherlands wins the prestigious Iris Prize 2020  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Short Calf Muscle, directed by Victoria Warmerdam, has been announced the winner of the Iris Prize 2020, Cardiff’s International LGBT+ Short Film Prize, supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation. This was the first time in the festival’s 14 year history [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize announce high-profile and diverse jury members

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Previous Iris Prize winners reunite for international jury along with Team GB international hockey player, Sarah Jones  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS This week, our lovely friends at Iris Prize welcomed a fresh group of diversely talented individuals who have excelled in their chosen fields as jury members judging the films in Best of British and the [….]