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 [….]

Five of the best lez/bi films based on a book

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Who doesn’t love seeing a classic queer tale play out on screen? BY DIVA STAFF Carol Based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 novel The Price Of Salt, Carol seems to feature in just about every one of our five of the best lists. And for good reason. Thank you Todd Haynes for bestowing this cinematic gift [….]

WATCH: Iris Prize release three, free female-led films

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Each of the films released by the LGBT+ Film Festival has a focus on female filmmakers BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA IRIS PRIZE Organisers of the Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival have today confirmed they are making three short films from the Iris archive available for free on their YouTube channel. That’s right folks, three short [….]