Psst…we’ve got an exclusive on Charli XCX’s documentary film, Alone Together

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We’ve got a surprise for you! BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY BFI FLARE Famous for her hits Unlock It, Boys, I Love It and Vroom Vroom, Charli XCX is a much-loved figure amongst the LGBTQI community. With a largely queer fanbase, Charli has embraced her fans with open arms, joking about selling branded poppers for [….]

Different For Girls Writer Jacquie Lawrence to feature in Industry Programme at BFI Flare 2022

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Jacquie Lawrence’s Gateways Grind tells the story of The Gateways club, premiering at BFI Flare this month BY DOMINIC BRAMLEY-CARR, IMAGE BY BFI FLARE BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, the UK’s longest running queer film event, has just announced its 2022 Industry Programme, featuring a range of fantastic talks from new talents as well [….]

BFI Flare: London’s LGBTQIA+ Film Festival has launched its 2022 programme, and it’s beautifully queer

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Spoiler alert: This year’s programme is full to the brim with queer-tastic content BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY BFI FLARE Get excited, DIVAs! London’s LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, BFI Flare, has just launched its 2022 programme. Spoiler alert: it’s looking fabulous! Taking place from 16-27 March 2022, BFI Flare will be returning to the venue for [….]

Submissions have opened for the 2022 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival

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The festival has also announced a new documentary film finance fund, sponsored by FROOT and Aberystwyth University BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGES BY IRIS PRIZE LGBT+ FILM FESTIVAL Excellent news, DIVAs! Submissions for the 2022 Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival are now open. Searching for ground-breaking LGBTQI short and feature films, this year’s awards have 11 [….]

Tom Abell announced as new chair of LGBT+ film festival Iris Prize

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The future of Iris is bright, DIVAs! 🎥 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE In a moment of renewal for LGBT+ film festival Iris Prize, Tom Abell has been announced as the new chair. As the MD of Peccadillo Pictures, Tom is a respected figure in film, having been awarded the inaugural Iris Prize [….]

Iris Prize International Jury

Queer film fans! Iris Prize has just announced this year’s jury

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Members include award-winning director David Färdmar and our very own Roxy Bourdillon We couldn’t be more excited about the return of Cardiff’s annual Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival. This six-day celebration of queer cinema is always a highlight in the DIVA diary and this year, its 15th edition, is no exception. Iris has just revealed [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Valentina

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Director Cássio Pereira dos Santos tells DIVA about this uplifting trans story set in Brazil BY NADIA DAVIES Described as a timely and transcendent drama, Valentina is an impressive debut feature from Cássio Pereira dos Santos about a trans teenager trying to navigate social stigma and bureaucratic barriers.  Describe your film in three words.  Uplifting [….]