Bristol Pride 2021

Queer Vision Film Festival

Queer Vision presents a diverse programme of LGBT+ 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 outside of Pride Festival, including partnering 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 2021

Queer Vision Film Festival (25 June – 26 July), presents a diverse programme of new release LGBTQIA+ films from around the globe, including independently-made features and award-winning short films as part of Bristol Pride Festival. 

This year, Queer Vision is delighted to have in-person screenings hosted by Watershed.

First up is 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 are also excited to be hosting 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 have a diverse selection of short film programmes for you to watch from Iris Prize and, our selection of South West Queer Shorts which will be 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. Join the Queer Vision Team and guests, for a discussion on the films in this year’s programme, and 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.

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