Posted 14 September 2020
in Pride 2020
Queer Vision LGBT+ Film Festival Moves Online
We are excited to be able to continue to deliver an exciting programme of LGBT+ films for via our annual Film Festival, Queer Vision. This year Queer Vision will be taking place entirely online and will run from the 18 September – 11 October having postponed from July due to the impact of Covid-19.
In order to bring you the usual incredible content this year, we’ve have teamed up with renowned Bristol based Encounters Film Festival, who will host Queer Vision on their new 2020 online streaming platform.
This partnership means that as well as accessing all the exciting short films as part of the programme of Best of British Competition Selection, Best of Iris Prize 2019, you’ll also be able to view the entire Encounters programme including LGBT+ content from the Encounters Film Festival’s 2020 selection. Passes cost just £10, and grant access to the player for the entirety for the festival. Passes can be booked here.
We’ll be screening our shortlist of films for the Best of British category in partnership with Iris Prize. Every year filmmakers get the chance to submit a film to be screened during Pride and a winning film is selected and entered automatically into the finals, with the chance to win this much-coveted Prize. The overall winner will receive a package of services sponsored by Pinewood Studios Group, be invited to Cardiff to sit on the 2021 Iris Prize Best British Jury and all Best British 2020 shortlisted films will be broadcast on Film4 and streamed on their online streaming service, All 4. Bristol’s selection from 2018, Beyond: There’s Always a Black Issue, Dear went on to win the competition, so there are high hopes for this year.
This year the Queer Vision team has a shortlist of 10 films which range from weird and wonderful animations to gender-fluid dance and inspiring documentaries. Audiences will still be able to view all the films and vote for the Audience Winner via the online platform.
Another favourite from the festival that is moving online this year is the screening of the best of IRIS Prize with a handpicked selection of the 2019 festival winners and best of the best which includes: Black Hat, Winner 2019 and My Brother is a Mermaid, which scooped Best British Short, the Audience Award and the Youth Award in 2019.
In addition we’ll be hosting watch parties for cult classics, Q&As and special film introductions as part of the online programme. Visit the Queer Vision Page to see what’s coming up.
Queer Vision is now in its 10th year came about after a national LGBT+ film festival stopped touring and aims to present a diverse programme of LGBT+ films from around the globe, including independently-made feature, animation and award-winning short films. Last year the festival was supported by Triodos Bank who continue to support Queer Vision for a second year.
Ann Evans, Head of HR at Triodos Bank UK said:
“We’re proud to support Bristol Pride and the Queer Vision festival once again. In our role as a bank and also as an employer, we always seek to promote human dignity in everything we do. Diversity and inclusion in our community must bring all different ideas and perspectives to the table, as this in turn helps us to thrive and grow a sustainable business. We’re looking forward to the range of unique and inspiring films”
Queer Vision’s focus is on widening engagement, increasing audience viewing and screening opportunities of, and for, LGBT+ content films and filmmakers. We pre proud to host the festival’s first-ever LGBT+ filmmakers Networking event. Taking place on 7 October at 730pm – this is a virtual event to bring filmmakers together with the Queer Vision event partners including IRIS Prize, Encounters Film Festival and BFI Network, registration is now open for this, spaces are limited.
Visit www.bristolpride.co.uk/queervision for all the curated events and follow us on Twitter @QueerVisionFilm.
A special thank you to our 2020 film festival partner Triodos Bank for their continued support, and a to our new partners Encounters Film Festival and BFI NETWORK.
You can follow @QueerVisionFilm on twitter and via #QueerVisionFilmFestival2020