Best of British Screening | Wed 4 July
Queer Vision Presents: Best of British | Wed 4 July | Watershed | 6.30pm
We again partner with Iris Prize for submissions for Best of British shorts. We’ll be screening our final shortlist and you’ll get the chance to vote for your winner. It’s a tough choice but our winner last year, Yellow, is now featured on the best of Iris Prize 2017 – so we know you’ve got great taste.
We’ll be awarding the winner of the night who will again go on for the chance to win a package of sound post-production services from Pinewood Studios, valued at £20,000, for their next production.
The Sad Mime Knight
(Dir. Sylv Winnington, 3 mins 45 secs)
A Knight who also happens to be a Mime. He’s pretty down on his luck when it comes to cash. Will he be able to buy himself a meal deal later tonight when the hunger sets in?
The Set Way
(Dir. Brad Taylor, 4 mins 0 secs)
Realising she’s been typecast again, actress Rachelle storms off set, forcing director Nick to chase after her and re think the script.
The Unlimited House of Krip
(Dir. Garry Robson, Jane Farley, 28 mins 25 secs)
The Unlimited House of Krip celebrates the fusion of D/deaf and disabled performers with the gloriously extravagant world of vogue ball culture.
I’m a Man
(Dir. Alice Johnstone, Holly Lucas, 3 mins 22 secs)
A drag king performance film lipsynced to a punk spoken word track of the same name. It is an exploration into and parody of toxic masculinity and its performativity.
(Dir. Kate Jessop, 5 mins 6 secs)
A celebration of queer figures in both historical and contemporary times who have helped push forward arts, politics or science.
(Dir. Emma Frayne-Ford, 4 mins 23 secs)
Bringing to life the poetry of Black Transgender, civil rights activist Pauli Murray, paying homage to her tireless struggles for women’s rights and her driving need for change, equality and the right to express our sexuality.
(Dir. Claire Lawrie, 30 mins 0 secs)
Through first person interviews and archive material the film shares stories of growing up Black and Queer in 1970s and 80s Britain.