SHORT FILM PROGRAMMES

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SEXUALITY

COMMUNITY / UNITY

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SPOTLIGHT ON: BRAZIL

GENDER

CLAWSON & WARD

OSKA
BRIGHT

THE NEXT GENERATION

QUEERING THE NARRATIVE

PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

HEAVENLY BODIES

IMAGING HUES

MISFITS & OUTCASTS

BEST OF BRISTOL

ANIMATION

wednesday 08 september 

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GENDER

Living beyond the binary can be as liberating as it is challenging. These films depict the nuance and shifting realities of queer gender identities.

Time:

18:00

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QUEER FREEDOM

An exploration of the intersection of queerness and disability with films about gender, friendships, and the importance of language. This strand was founded by learning disabled Head Programmer Matthew Hellett, who wanted to see better representation of queer learning disabled people on screen.

Time:

19:20

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THURSDAY 09 september 

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BEST OF BRISTOL

From the surreal to the heartwarming, we've collected our favourite new queer films made by filmmakers from, and featuring, Bristol. Emerging and established filmmakers provide a glimpse into the city's queer soul, from its youth groups to its sex dungeons.

Time:

15:30

SEXUALITY

Personal sexuality is endlessly evolving, just as our social definition of it is. Here, five films celebrate sexuality in five different ways.

Time:

20:00

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QUEERING THE NARRATIVE

Sometimes the best way to express truth is through fiction. Here we present a selection of films which centre queer narratives in suprising and unique ways.

Time:

16:55

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ANIMATION

Just like queerness, animation has the power to go beyond current reality and into the realm of the imagination. This collection of funny, thoughtful and often surprising shorts explore what it means to be queer in an artform without limits.

Time:

18:30

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FRIDAY 08 september

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HEAVENLY BODIES

It can be a whole lot of fun to live in a queer body. These films celebrate the joys and pleasure of kink, sex and queer physicality.

Time:

14:00

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CLAWSON & WARD

Artist duo, Clawson & Ward, gleefully invite 10 of Bristol's creative queers to each nominate a short film, the only objective being to nourish LGBTQIA+ goodness.

Time:

18:45

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MISFITS AND OUTCASTS

Misfits and Outcasts comprises five films we love and knew we had to include, but which did not fit neatly into any of our other themes and programmes. After all, what's more queer than being an outsider?

Time:

15:50

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IMAGING HUES

Imaging Hues is a compilation of historical dues of the present future where politics intersect with the plurality of being. Binary colours have blinded you. Read me, in shades of white, pink, black and blue. Let me sing you my darkest tune.  Curated by: Qila Gill

Time:

17:30

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SATURDAY 09 september

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GENDER

Living beyond the binary can be as liberating as it is challenging. These films depict the nuance and shifting realities of queer gender identities.

Time:

13:00

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HEAVENLY BODIES

It can be a whole lot of fun to live in a queer body. These films celebrate the joys and pleasure of kink, sex and queer physicality.

Time:

18:45

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ANIMATION

Just like queerness, animation has the power to go beyond current reality and into the realm of the imagination. This collection of funny, thoughtful and often surprising shorts explore what it means to be queer in an artform without limits.

Time:

14:40

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THE NEXT GENERATION

Who knows what is to come for the next generation of queer youth? These short films explore what it is to be young and queer now, and what that might mean in the future.

Time:

17:00

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SUNDAY 10 september

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SPOTLIGHT ON: BRAZIL

In the last few years Brazil has produced some of the most varied and creative LGBTQ+ art in the world, but it is often still a difficult place to be queer. This showcase highlights some of the stories the country has to tell.

Time:

13:10

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COMMUNITY / UNITY

Being queer often means we build our own families. These documentaries highlight the importance of community action and the strength that solidarity can create.

Time:

18:45

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PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

LGBTQ+ identities and politics are constantly evolving. From the unsung heroes of a Gay Women's Liberation movement to an imagined activist utopia, these films chart queer history from the past to the future.

Time:

14:40

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BEST OF BRISTOL

From the surreal to the heartwarming, we've collected our favourite new queer films made by filmmakers from, and featuring, Bristol. Emerging and established filmmakers provide a glimpse into the city's queer soul, from its youth groups to its sex dungeons.

Time:

16:50

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