Queer Vision 2017

Best of British Short Film Awards 18 (CTBA)

Best British

Queer Vision is a partner festival to Iris Prize and is taking submissions for Best of British short film category, one of which from this showing will be nominated for Best British Film Short Film Category.

Aspiring filmmakers from our community have submitted short films, shown as part of Bristol Pride Week’s Queer Vision Film Festival. Bristol is the first Pride in England to have taken submissions to be considered for the Iris Prize and even more excitingly one the the judges to select the winning film will be our audience at this showing, alongside the Queer Vision team.

The winner is put forward to the Iris Prize Best British Short category where the winner will be awarded a package sponsored by Pinewood Studios and invited to Cardiff to sit on the 2017 Iris Prize International Jury.

Zoodio 54

Dir: Rodrigo Rodriguez, 5 mins

When two inseparable friends venture out into the bright lights of London’s hedonistic gay scene for fun and excitement, little did they realise that they would not have to travel too far to find love – sometimes it’s staring you right in the face!

We Love Moses

Dir: Dionne Edwards, 15 mins

When Ella was twelve, she had her first fight. And when she was twelve, she discovered sex. Now eighteen, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her older brother Michael's best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.

Yellow

Dir: Rowyn Mottershead, 8mins

A short documentary that invites a group of transgender young adults to explore their identity and reflect on their transition. Within the safe space of trans solidarity a calm, creative environment emerges, set against a backdrop of artistic expression.

Dusk

Dir: Jake Graf, 15mins

Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. A more than tough childhood left behind, Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris.

Everything That I'm Not

Dir: Roman Manfredi, 15mins

This experimental documentary centres the relationships of 3 Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem lesbian couples. The viewer is invited to share an intimate portrayal that aims to capture the essence of the Butch/Femme and Stud/Fem dynamic through fragments of the couples' domestic environment.

Leroy

Dir: Marley Morrison, 20 mins

On a deprived council estate in North east London, Leroy Brown an eccentric outcast teenager spends his days fighting with his wannabe ‘gangsta’ brother. The sudden death of his beloved grandfather forces Leroy out of his shell and with the help of a cassette tape his grandfather left him, he learns about what it takes to live in a ‘man’s world’.