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 (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.
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.
The 15th edition of the Cardiff based festival returns in October 2021. There are two programmes Joy and the Best of Iris 2020.
They will be available online for the duration of the festival. Once you have signed up for your ticket you will receive a link to the viewing platform.
We cordially invite you to the wedding of the season, Muriel’s!
Annette Curtain is Bristol’s biggest gossip and she’s hosting the glitziest, glammest drag cabaret screening of Muriels Wedding ever.
Join Annette (aka Tom Marshman) and her glamorous friend and neighbour, Mariana Trench for a live and in-person outdoor screening of the camp classic. With 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 join forces for an evening of cinema, food, and music.
As we near the end of lock-down, it’s time to inject some fierceness back into our lives! Booty Bass Bristol legend Devolicious will soundtrack the night, and the films will be 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.
Join the Queer Vision Team and guests, for an online discussion on the films in this year’s programme, and wider conversations on straight casting, lesbian costume dramas and more.
We again partner with Watershed to host Queer Vision and presents a diverse programme of new release LGBTQIA+ films from around the globe,
The year’s highlights include in-person screenings in the cinema of Supernova, Cowboys, Tove, plus a special preview of Sweetheart.
Taken from our call for submissions we present a selection of LGBT+ short films showcasing home-grown talent from the South West.
Available online for the duration of the festival, a link will be sent after signing up.