SCREEN: Iris Prize Film Festival opens submissions for its 15th anniversary year

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The LGBTQI film festival is set to return in October with £30,000 up for grabs for a budding filmmaker BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Submissions are now open for the 2021 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. Celebrating its 15th edition, the Cardiff based festival, is set to go ahead in October 2021. The organisers are determined to [….]

SCREEN: Want the lowdown on this year’s Raindance Film Festival?

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We are living for the Queer strand at Raindance 2020! BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS It’s that time of year again! Raindance Film Festival is back for 2020 and once again, one of the programming strands is completely queer.  In addition, there’s 50 feature films and documentaries screening online this year, plus short film programmes (including plenty [….]

SCREEN: Our top LGBTQI picks for the BFI London Film Festival

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The first edition to be widely accessible wherever you are in the UK, with a whole host of LGBTQI viewing  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGES VIA IMAGENET In the most accessible version of the festival to UK audiences yet, this year at the BFI London Film Festival (LFF), film lovers will be given an opportunity to [….]

Iris Prize short list released announcing the best British LGBTQI shorts

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The 15 richly diverse films from across the UK competing for a package of services sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group BY DIVA STAFF The wait is over for filmmakers as the organisers of the Iris Prize, announce the directors of the short films who are competing for this year’s Iris Prize Best British Short supported by [….]

SCREEN: Five of the best real life lez/bi women on screen

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Real life LGBTQI icons who made it onto the big screen BY EMMA SMART Virginia Woolf in The Hours  Convincing and heart-breaking as a Virginia struggling mentally towards the end of her life, Nicole Kidman deservedly took home the Academy award for best actress for this moving portrait of the bisexual author.   Daphne Du [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Forbidden desire

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Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams open up to Roxy Bourdillon about playing lovers in Disobedience  BY ROXY BOURDILLON Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams are making out. In an anonymous hotel room, they kiss each other hungrily, their bodies straining with lust. McAdams tips her head back and in a move that seems practiced, like this [….]

SCREEN: Five queer film remakes we deserve

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Reimagining some queer classics to make them that little bit better BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Over the past few years, we’ve finally started to see some great LGBTQI representation in Hollywood films and on the indie circuit.  All of a sudden we’ve been granted some amazing queer characters and plots that don’t rely [….]