Bristol Pride 2021

Queer Vision Film Festival

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.

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Queer Vision Film Festival 2021

 

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.

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