BFI Mediatheque...

For all you lucky people who reside in Britain...

BFI Mediatheque

The BFI have done something rather special and rare...something for nothing...

Thousands of free films, documentaries, television episodes...

There is a 'Beautiful Things' section featuring classic LGBT titles and films that have rarely been seen since their original release...click here to see the CGiii reviews.

So, when you have nothing else to do...go to the library...support this brilliant facility.

The Mediatheques can be found @:

BFI Southbank
21 Stephen Street

Bridgeton Library
16 Orr Street
G40 2QH

Central Library
7 Lion Yard

Discovery Museum
Blandford Square
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear NE1 4JA

Wrexham Library
Rhosddu Road
LL11 1AU

Market Place
Cathedral Quarter
Derby DE1 3AS

Brian Epstein...

Epstein Cumberbatch

The Tom Hanks produced movie will focus on the manager’s entire life, rather than just being a story about The Beatles from his perspective. Brian Epstein signed the iconic band back in 1961. He initially had difficulty getting a label to take them, before he launched them to international superstar status. While he’s best remembered for his relationship to the Liverpudlians, he also managed the likes of Cilla Black and Gerry & the Pacemakers.

Epstein was also a closeted homosexual, whose sexuality was completely concealed from the public, although it was an open secret amongst his friends and associates. It’s little surprise it was kept secret, as homosexuality was still illegal in the UK at the time. He’s also said to have had an ‘almost’ love affair with John Lennon, which was never consummated (at least that’s how Lennon put it). Epstein battled addictions with drugs and gambling, and tragically died of an accidental overdose of sleeping pills in 1967, just one month before homosexuality was decriminalised in England and Wales.

Todd Graff wrote the screenplay for the film. The openly gay Graff is a former actor (perhaps best known for The Abyss), who’s more recently written and directed music-fuelled movies such as Camp, Bandslam and Joyful Noise. However he won’t helm this one, as Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push) has that job.



Steve Buscemi will direct a film adaptation of the William S. Burroughs landmark novel Queer with Guy Pearce, Ben Foster, and Kelly MacDonald attached to star.

So.....You Want To Make A Short...

The Short Film...the gateway to fame and fortune or, the final nail in your (un)creative coffin.

Many have tried...most fail...to create the perfect short film...it's not as easy as it looks.

So...we have decided to give you a few simple pointers...

PART 1: Before You Even Touch A Camera

Step 1…

Before you do anything…ask yourself one question…how are you going to promote your film?

The answer is incredibly simple…yet, inexplicably, over half of the short films in the CGiii database don’t do it.

A poster...a window to your mini masterpiece. Remember: people do judge a book by its cover!!!

Here's what to do...

Create a black rectangle, in the region of 100 x 140 pixels…we put a frame around ours to make it look pretty…


Now, take the title of your film and insert it into the black rectangle…

A word about your title...go to IMDb, type your title into the search box...if there are 3, 4, 5+ titles exactly the same as yours...CHANGE YOUR TITLE. Popular titles include: Angel, Blue, Blow, Boy, Brothers, Class, Closet, Coming Out, Crash, Crazy, Crush...ad nauseum.


There, you now have a little poster that will promote your film. Simple. If you are feeling more adventurous …add your own name…it is your film…promote yourself.

Step 2...

Watch as many bad short films as you can...there are, literally, thousands to choose from.

Step 3...

Watch as many good short films as you can...bearing in mind...there is always room for improvement.

Step 4...

Watch as many great short films as you can...sadly, there are only a handful.

Step 5...

Read your script again.

Step 6...

Let other people read your script...listen to what they have to say...be it good, be it bad - it's all constructive.

Step 7...

Re-write your script.


That's enough to keep you busy for a while...Part 2 will follow shortly...

LGBT Film Distributors...







Artificial Eye



Breaking Glass Pictures



British Film Institute



IFC Films



Frameline Distribution









Peccadillo Pictures



Pro-Fun Media



QC Cinema



Rendez-vous Pictures



Strand Releasing



The Film Collaborative



TLA Releasing



Tongariro Releasing






To be included...email us

Sadly, no more:

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