This will be our second official Film Festival and we hope to build on our launch festival in 2014 with a selection of short films as well as two iconic feature films for our local audience. We shall be partnering with Hull Independent Cinema Project to deliver monthly co-screenings of LGBT+ content.
CLASH Dir Amrou Al-Khadi | 8 mins | UK An experimental documentary critiquing Britain’s obsession with period dramas, and how they erase the diverse reality of Britain today.
THEY / THEM / THEIR * Dir Rudy Seddon-Wilson | 2 min | UK Zoe explores drag’s empowering effects through their alter-ego Cyanide Homicide and reveals the vulnerability beneath the performance.
THE BROTHER Dir Kai Fi-ain | 4 mins |UK The morning after the night before, Frances accidentally finds herself caught up in a surreal, queer universe.
THE WORLD CAN WAIT Dir Deborah Espect | 8 mins | UK Vic is a popular lesbian character in a hit television series. But when the executives in charge of the show gather to decide her fate, she must fight for her survival.
DES!RE Dir Campbell X | 9 mins | UK The desire and attraction for transmasculine, transmen, butches, studs, and masculine of centre (MOC) people is explored in this beautifully shot and stylised experimental film.
THE QUEENS Dir Cathal O’Brien | 5 mins | UK The cheeky, vicious invasion of the queers in this music video for The Carry Nation’s new track references Genet, Mapplethorpe, the Pet Shop Boys, Boy George, Capote and more, praising queer spirit.
FLESHBACK: QUEER RAVING IN MANCHESTER’S TWILIGHT ZONE Dir Steven Issacs-Wilson | 16 mins | UK A vivid documentary exploring the alternative parties developing on the outskirts of Manchester against a backdrop of austerity.
UNICORNS OF WESTFIELD Dir Louise Ashcroft | 6 mins | UK Northerner, Londoner, Artist; Louise Ashcroft explores Westfield, Stratford and capitalism in her assumed residency.
PARENTS’ CHAT Dir Kate Jessop | 3 mins | UK Coming out to the parents, with unexpected replies. Part of a satirical animated comedy web series set in Pussy Willow, which celebrates queer, feminist and absurdist themes.
POOF Dir Dean Anderson | 17 mins | UK Boy meets boy at a party. Aaron is stuck in an apprenticeship with his Dad in a Yorkshire town, when a kiss begins an opportunity for change.
ADAE* Dir Tyrone Smith | 4 mins | UK Adae, a non-binary, polyamorous, Nigerian drag king describes living in London and their interest in drag.
INVISIBLE WOMEN Dir Alice Smith | 25 mins | UK The stories of the women who led Manchester’s Gay Liberation Front finally come to view in this inspirational and joyful account of lesbian activists changing the lives of thousands for the better.
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