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.
Your chance to view our shortlist of Iris Prize: Best of British competition. As a selection partner for IRIS, Queer Vision, takes submissions every year for this coveted award. We presented the shortlist of this 2020’s entrants and invited you to select your Audience Winner.
In September 2020, we screened the documentary ‘My God I’m Queer’, from Queer Vision’s shortlist Best of British Competition.
Following the showing, we held a discussion on the challenges of what it’s like to be queer and Muslim with the filmmaker Matt Mahmood-Ogston, producer Meera Misty, contributor and activist Saima Razzaq and members of HIDAYAH LGBTQI + a Bristol-based charity that provides support and welfare for LGBTQI+ Muslims and promotes social justice and education about their community to counter discrimination, prejudice and injustice.
The discussion was hosted by Rebecca Ballard, Lead Programmer Queer Vision.
You can rewatch it here.
Winner of our Best of British Submissions: Queering di Teknolijik with a special recorded Q&A with the filmmaker Timothy Smith, co-writer and collaborator So Meyer (author, member of queer feminist film curation collective Club des Femmes, and co-founder of Raising Films, a campaign and community for parents and carers in the film industry) and collaborator Valentino (multi-award-winning intersex activist and human rights campaigner, academic and writer, founder of Intersex Equality Rights UK and Intersex Columnist for DIVA Magazine).
This will be hosted by Dr Edson Burton, writer/historian, a founding member of Kiki Bristol, and Come the Revolution curation collective.
Rewatch the discussion, here.
Due to COVID-19, our 2020 festival moved online.
Partnering with the wonderful Encounters Film Festival, who hosted us via their online streaming platform, we were able to continue to deliver an exciting programme of LGBT+ films as part of Queer Vision Festival.
Encounters is the UK’s foremost short film and animation festival and an international gateway to the world’s most prestigious film awards including the BAFTAs and Oscars. In 2020, they celebrated the 26th edition of the festival with an exciting programme of exceptional work.
As well as our programme of our Best of British Competition Selection, Best of Iris Prize 2019, and a new collaboration of queer shorts with BFI Network and Encounters, attendees also gained access to the entire Encounters programme through their player.
During the festival, we continued to virtually host other events including introductions, Q&As and several watch parties including the cult hit “But I’m A Cheerleader!”
A special thanks to our Film Festival Partner Triodos who continued to support us to deliver the best LGBT+ films as part of Bristol Pride Festival.