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Queer East to embark on tour of UK cities, including Manchester, Cambridge and Edinburgh

Graham Robson October 20, 2023

Now in its fourth year, Queer East will return to cinemas around the UK in 2023 with another nationwide tour which presents contemporary feature film and documentary with retrospective screenings, short films, artists’ moving image works, and a VR cinematic experience. Through a programme of cinema and performance art, the festival will push boundaries and challenge expectations and labels commonly associated with queer communities. 

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Film

UK Jewish Film Festival to return with LGBTQ+ strand

Graham Robson October 3, 2023

From retrospective screenings, to fun and insightful documentaries, this year’s LGBTQ+ Film Programme will play host to three feature films and a programme of short films examining a broad range of Jewish LGBTQ+ identities

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Film

Peccadillo Pictures offers chance to share intimate moments in the LGBTQ+ community

Graham Robson September 20, 2023

In France, you can reflect on the lasting pangs of first love whilst in Germany military discipline controls darker desires. In Canada, basketball leads to conflicting passions in and out of college, whilst the boxing ring in New Zealand promises a heavyweight bout between parental dreams and personal identity.

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Film

The 10th Annual Trans Pride Film Showcase to take place at Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Brighton on Thursday, July 13 with films handpicked by My Genderation

Graham Robson June 14, 2023

Immerse yourself in a collection of thought-provoking short films celebrating transgender narratives from across the globe.

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LGBTQ+ News

New Iris Podcast, hosted by Damian Kerlin, celebrates LGBTQ+ film and champions creatives both on and off-screen

Graham Robson June 1, 2023

Over the series, Damian catches up and speaks with filmmakers covering hot topics such as authentic casting and representation on screen, the portrayal of queer youth and the dramatising of our true stories.

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Birmingham

Birmingham’s Flatpack Festival to showcase Dorothy Towers Playlist

Catherine Muxworthy April 25, 2023

The Flatpack Festival, Birmingham – which runs from Tuesday, May 16 to Sunday, May 21 – will include a series of events entitled the Dorothy Towers Playlist which celebrates film and TV from the ’80s and ’90s that profiled mavericks, artists, musicians, and writers who dared to live outside pervading norms.

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Exhibitions

Out Takes, a celebration of queer cinema by Barnaby Edwards, at Exeter Picturehouse

Graham Robson April 2, 2023

Barnaby’s new exhibition features portraits saluting LGBTQ+ artists on both sides of the camera. It is a celebration of the vibrant and vital contributions made to the world of cinema by LGBTQ+ artists, a fellowship of which he is proud to be part of. 

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