We are thrilled to be partnering once again with Bristol Pride to present their very own film festival, Queer Vision, here at Watershed this July. Come along and enjoy an outstanding selection of shorts and feature films of striking beauty, diversity, hope, laughter, love - and the challenges we still need to overcome.
Curated by Bristol Pride, Queer Vision is the Bristol Pride film festival and presents a diverse programme of LGBT+ films from around the globe, including independently-made feature, animation and award-winning short films.
This year the festival showcases a great mix of comedy, romance, and uplifting stories that also defy perceptions. Highlights include Freak Show, a preview of The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Sidney & Friends plus Director's Q&A. The team once again host a Best of British short film awards night at Watershed, as they showcase the shortlist for Bristol’s selection for the Iris Prize – where the audience vote for their favourite on the night. For the first time Queer Vision also showcases shorts from this year’s BFI Flare LGBT+ film festival - and back by popular demand – the Best of the Iris Prize Film Festival.
Daryn Carter, CEO Bristol Pride says:
‘We are so excited to be sharing another incredible selection of feature and short films at Watershed as part of Bristol Pride this year. Our film festival is truly one of the highlights of Pride and presents us with the fantastic opportunity to explore narratives that you wont see in the mainstream. We’ll be presenting films that showcase the incredible diversity of our own community whilst giving visibility and a voice to the LGBT+ Community as a whole.
I’m particularly excited to see the winner of our Best of British screening, who will go on to the final of Iris Prize 2018, and over joyed to have been able to secure a preview screening of The Miseducation of Cameron Post as part of the festival with thanks to the team at Watershed. It’s going to be another incredible year.’
The focus of Queer Vision is on widening engagement, increasing audiences and screening opportunities for LGBT+ films and filmmakers. Starting out as a film festival as part of Bristol Pride when the BFI stopped touring their annual LGBT+ film festival, Queer Vision has grown and grown and now holds regular events and activities outside of Pride, including partnership film screenings here throughout the year.
Come and be immersed in the defiance, fun and flamboyance - and enjoy the programme.