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Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival

Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival

Friday, 05 October 2018 until Sunday, 07 October 2018

The Rainbow Film Festival places Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans lives at the heart of Shropshire’s entertainment programme.

Our aim is to entertain, educate, challenge and change;

  • Entertain – through an annual programme of film and one off events – we want our audiences to experience the pride of lesbians, gay men, bisexual & trans people;
  • Educate – with stories from all over the globe, we portray a range of experiences, offering fascinating insights into other worlds;
  • Challenge – questioning complacency and raising awareness of the different issues faced by lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people – not all of our films are comfortable watching;
  • Change – how others perceive and behave towards us and how we feel about ourselves

The film festival is completely organised by volunteers and we are funded by grants, individual donations and sponsorship.


2018 films...

A Fantastic Woman

A Moment In The Reeds

Alaska Is A Drag

In Between

Lecture: A Romp Through Classic Camp


Professor Marston And The Wonder Women


UK Shorts

Beached Whale

When Elaines husband dies, leaving her a map and directions to where he would like his ashes to be scattered, she sets out on a road trip with her best friend, Lois, leaving their quiet village in South Wales for the Yorkshire Dales.


A non-fiction short following drag queen Candy Fierce, promoting a message of self-love and body positivity; defying social expectations and traditional norms surrounding body image.

Edmund The Magnificent

When news breaks that the county pig fete is being revived, the once-legendary Farmer decides to take one final chance and invest his life savings in a thoroughbred piglet.

International Shorts

Something About Alex

Alex, a troubled and isolated teenager, finds a true and supportive friend in Hendrik, his sister’s boyfriend. When Hendrik and Annelies announce their plans to leave the family home, Alex must face what is troubling him.

Naughty Amelia Jane

The film is a satire on the hilarious hypocrisy of society towards that which goes against the “conventional social order of things”, told through the story of two young girls who were in love.

Foxy Trot

A married couple is unexpectedly faced with their relationship issues when they take ballroom dance lessons.


In celebration of his birthday, a young boy, Stratis, is excited to get a new pet fish. His father, a staunch, rough around the edges conservative takes him to the pet store but ends up disappointed in his son’s choice. With all the gladiator fish he could choose from, the young boy selected a chubby goldfish. During their return home, the boy declares that his goldfish is gay but the father just won’t have it…


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