Queer Vision Film festival, presented by Bristol Pride, delivers a diverse programme of UK & International LGBT+ films including independently-made feature, animation and award-winning short films
Developed after the BFI annual LGBT+ touring film festival ended, Bristol Pride seized the opportunity to host their own festival, Queer Vision was born and has continued to grow ever since. Now in it’s 10th year Queer Vision, produced by Rebecca Ballard, presents it’s biggest festival to date for 2022 and a fresh new look that captures our dynamic and diverse programming.
We believe in the importance of seeing yourself reflected on screen and aims to increase visibility and accessibility of Queer media, creating a community that is a safe space to explore themes, and discuss the representations we see. We believe in the power of film for social change.
We now hold regular events and activities all year round as well as our main festival during Bristol Pride. We also support emerging and early career LGBT+ film makers in the Southwest Region and beyond, with our South West Queer Filmmakers Network and our South West Queer Shorts Competition, where we are very proud to partner with IRIS Prize as a selection partner for their Best of British award, the winner from Bristol in 2018, ‘Beyond: There’s Always a Black Issue, Dear’ went on to win the competition.
Queer Vision Film Festival (Fri 24 June – Sun 10 July), is bigger than ever this year – continuing to bring you a diverse programme of new release LGBT+ films from around the globe, including independently-made features and award-winning short films. There’ll be tears of joy and heartbreak, conversations started, DJs, dancing and empowerment.
Watershed, Iris Prize, Encounters, BFI Academy, Film Hub South West and the Queer Vision team Jo Kimber, Jon Aitken, Dr Edson Burton, Maliaka Kegode, Dolly Coates, Chloe Meineck and Maddy Boboc & Bernie Hodges and all our wonderful volunteers.
Queer Vision Film Festival is supported by BFI FAN Funds, with funds from the National Lottery.