SCREEN: DIVA’s top six picks for the Glasgow Film Festival

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The programme for 2021 is fully stocked with queer and Scottish stories 🎥 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Back for a 12-day-long run, Glasgow Film Festival is boasting a super queer programme for 2021, with plenty of Scottish stories sprinkled on top for your viewing pleasure. The programme this year includes an impressive seven world premieres, three European [….]

NEWS: Iris Prize secures funding to create new short films by LGBTQI community groups

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The £195,330 will go towards 10 LGBTQI community groups across Wales to create new short films BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Today organisers of the Iris Prize have launched a Wales-wide, three-year project working with community groups from across the country to discuss issues faced by the LGBTQI community.  This news comes as Cardiff’s biggest LGBTQI film [….]

SCREEN: Your first look at K Stew playing Princess Diana in Spencer

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The historical drama is set for release this autumn, just ahead of the 25th anniversary of Diana’s death BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Principal photography has begun on brand new film Spencer, which focuses on one weekend in the life of Princess Diana, as she spends the Christmas holiday with the royal family at the Sandringham estate [….]

SCREEN: Six queer films we can’t wait to see in 2021

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Whether it’s at a cinema or on your living room TV, here’s the queer films coming to a screen near you soon  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If there’s one part of normality we can’t wait to get back this year, it’s the thrill of heading to a cinema to see the latest queer film. Gone are [….]

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 [….]