9 Brilliant onscreen moments for Black queer representation

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Not long ago, I wouldn’t have been able to put even one item on this list. I’m very pleased that things are changing BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY ANDRES AYRTON Whilst queerness is still very much looked at through the lens of whiteness, I am pleased that there are shows that have Black LGBTQI characters [….]

ONLINE EVENT: Join DIVA for the MERMAID watch party on 15 September

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Introducing the award-winning short film by Fia Perera BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY HER MOVIES Fellow movie buff, are you in the need for a queer movie night in? 15 September promises to be an engaging evening, so save the date! Join Dawn Fields, Fia Perera, Debra Wooton, Susie Green, Hilliard Guess and DIVA’s very [….]

Don’t miss this year’s Sheffield DocFest

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The 28th edition of this international film and arts festival is not to be missed BY DIVA STAFF Now in its 28th year, Sheffield DocFest is an international film and arts festival and marketplace, with a mission to spark imaginations and empower our capacity for change by celebrating, championing and debating documentary film and art as [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Tove

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A Q&A with Tove’s director, Zaida Bergroth BY NADIA DAVIES A lyrical and romantic biopic of the beloved creator of the Moomins featuring an incredible central performance by Alma Pöysti is screening at this year’s BFI Flare. Describe your film in three words. Intimate, honest, joyful. What inspired you to make the film? I wanted [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: Kiss Me Before It Blows Up

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DIVA chats to Shirel Peleg, director of this film about love and the healing power of forgiveness BY NADIA DAVIES Cultures clash and family secrets are revealed when Shira brings home her new girlfriend in this delightful first feature. Describe your film in three words. Diverse, chaotic and fun What inspired you to make the film? [….]

DIVA DOES FLARE: The Greenhouse

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DIVA catches up with the duo who directed and produced The Greenhouse, Thomas Wilson-White and Lizzie Cater BY NADIA DAVIES Discovering a way to travel back in time helps Beth come to terms with her present in this daringly original debut. Describe your film in three words. Thomas Wilson-White: Tender Time Travel!  Lizzie Cater: What [….]

SCREEN: Rebel Dykes and Firebird to premiere at this year’s BFI Flare

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Two hugely anticipated queer UK titles will be available digitally through BFI Flare in March  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JILL POSENER After the news that Jump, Darling would be having its premiere at the 35th edition of BFI Flare, we knew there would be plenty more exciting premieres coming our way this March.  And [….]