Queer Vision, the Bristol Pride Film LGBT+ Film festival, presents a diverse programme of films from around the globe, including independently-made feature, animation and award-winning short films.
Through our curation, we focus on widening engagement and increasing screening opportunities of, and for, LGBT+ films and filmmakers.
After BFI stopped touring the annual LGBT+ film festival, we saw an opportunity to host our own and since then Queer Vision has grown. We now hold regular events and activities, our festival during Pride and we parter with national releases of LGBT+ films throughout the year
We’re very proud to partner with IRIS Prize as a selection partner for their Best of British, in fact, the winner from Bristol in 2018, ‘Beyond: There’s Always a Black Issue, Dear’ went on to win the competition.
Queer Vision Film Festival (25 June – 26 July), presented a diverse programme of new release LGBT+ films from around the globe, including independently-made features and award-winning short films as part of Bristol Pride Festival.
This year, Queer Vision was delighted to have in-person screenings hosted by Watershed.
First up was Supernova, starring Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth. A father and transgender son story, Cowboys, a Finnish biopic Tove, about the creator of Moomins, Two of Us, a French love story about two neighbours who have been secret lovers for decades, and a special preview of Marley Morrison’s award-winning debut feature Sweetheart a charming and refreshing coming-of-age comedy.
We were also excited to host two outdoor screenings at Trinity Centre, the camp classic Muriel’s Wedding and Taking Liberties, an evening of Black Queer shorts, music and discussion in collaboration with Kiki Bristol.
We also had a diverse selection of short film programmes from Iris Prize and, our selection of South West Queer Shorts which were available to watch online during the festival.
Queer Vision believes in the importance of seeing yourself reflected on screen and aims to increase the visibility and accessibility of queer media and to create a community that is a safe space to explore themes and discuss the representations we see. The Queer Vision team and guests, held a discussion on the films in this year’s programme and had wider conversations on straight casting, lesbian costume dramas and more.
Queer Vision Film Festival is kindly sponsored by Triodos Bank.
Queer Vision Film Festival is supported by BFI FAN Funds, with funds from the National Lottery.
A big thank you to Watershed and the Queer Vision team Jo Kimber, Jon Aitken, Linda Devo, Dr Edson Burton and Maliaka Kegode.
These award-winning films from Iris 2020 tell modern LGBT+ stories from around the world with humour, heart and honesty, including the popular dark comedy winner from the Netherlands, Calf Muscle. There were two programmes Joy and the Best of Iris 2020.
The 15th edition of the Cardiff based festival returns in October 2021.
They were available online for the duration of the festival.
We cordially invited you to the wedding of the season, Muriel’s!
Annette Curtain is Bristol’s biggest gossip and she hosted the glitziest, glammest drag cabaret screening of Muriels Wedding ever.
Annette (aka Tom Marshman) and her glamorous friend and neighbour, Mariana Trench hosted a live and in-person outdoor screening of the camp classic that included performance interventions, disruptions and surprises!
Kiki Bristol, a collective that creates safe social space events led by, and for, the QTIPoC community in Bristol and Queer Vision joined forces for an evening of cinema, food, and music.
As we neared the end of lock-down, it was time to inject some fierceness back into our lives! Booty Bass Bristol legend Devolicious soundtracked the night, and the films were some of the best new QTIPOC shorts for this outdoor social distanced screening.
Queer Vision believes in the importance of seeing yourself reflected on screen. It aims to increase visibility and accessibility of queer narratives, to create a community and safe space to explore themes and discuss the representations we see.
The Queer Vision Team and guests held an online discussion on the films in this year’s programme, and wider conversations on straight casting, lesbian costume dramas and more.
We again partnered with Watershed to host Queer Vision and presented a diverse programme of new release LGBTQIA+ films from around the globe.
The year’s highlights included in-person screenings in the cinema of Supernova, Cowboys, Tove, plus a special preview of Sweetheart.
Taken from our call for submissions we presented a selection of LGBT+ short films showcasing home-grown talent from the South West.