Céline Sciamma on Petite Maman, the kid gaze and queer cinema

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The director of Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is back with another masterpiece BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY MUBI When I was coming to terms with my genderfluidity I browsed the internet for genderqueer films and Tomboy by Céline Sciamma was on every list. Upon watching it, she quickly became one of my favourite [….]

Utilising technology and empathy to share Tom’s Story

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The first of three AI-powered short films for Verizon Business is now live BY NIC CROSARA I exist within the confusing gap between Millennials and Zoomers, regardless of which generational label I use, the evolution of technology has been a core part of my formative years. Depending on your relationship with tech, you’re likely either [….]

Race, sexuality and the female gaze in Passing

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“We’re, all of us, passing for one thing or another, aren’t we?” BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY NETFLIX © 2021 I’ve spent many cold evenings curled up watching old films. I find it to be a cosy, relaxing and nostalgic ritual. Unfortunately many of these comfort films rarely feature Black or queer characters (and when [….]

Iris Prize unveils nominees for the Best British Short Prize

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Can’t make this year’s festival? Continued sponsorship from Film4 means that all of the shortlisted projects will be available to view on All 4 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY IRIS PRIZE Supported by The Michael Bishop Foundation, The Iris Prize is the largest LGBTQIA+ short film prize in the world. A six-day celebration of film, [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Cured

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An interview with Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer, directors of Cured BY NADIA DAVIES This astonishingly rich documentary explores the campaign by key US activists to remove homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s definition of mental illness. Describe your film in three words. Eye-opening, inspiring, emotional. What inspired you to make the film? Patrick Sammon: [….]

From A To Q: The must-see film all about falling for your best friend

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This new queer short film from Emmalie El Fadli is one that so many queer individuals can relate to BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS From A To Q, directed and written by Emmalie El Fadli, is a new short film that explores the story of 22-year-old Alex who wakes suddenly from a dream in which she kisses [….]