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Queer Vision 2021

Queer Vision Film Festival (Fri 25 June - Mon 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.

The year's highlights include in-person screenings of Supernova, Cowboys, Tove, Two of Us plus a special preview of Sweetheart at Watershed.

Plus two outdoor screenings/events held at Trinity Centre; the camp classic Muriel’s Wedding hosted by Annette Curtains (aka Tom Marshman) and her glamorous friend and neighbour, Mariana Trench and Taking Liberties - an evening of Black Queer shorts, music and discussion in collaboration with Kiki Bristol.

The Queer Vision team has also put together a diverse selection of short film programmes from the Iris Prize and a selection of South West Queer Shorts which will be available to stream online throughout the festival.

  • Queer Vision believes in the importance of seeing yourself reflected on screen and aims to increase 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. You can join the Queer Vision Team and guests, for a discussion on the films in this year’s programme (Mon 12 July), and wider conversations on straight casting, lesbian costume dramas and more.
  • Bristol Pride Festival runs from Sat 3 - Fri 16 July with events across Bristol to celebrate and champion diversity and equality. Visit bristolpride.co.uk for more information about the programmed events.

Queer Vision Film Festival is kindly sponsored by Triodos Bank.

This year's programme is supported by BFI, with funds from the National Lottery

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Previous events in this season

Two of Us

classified 12A S Queer Vision
Two of Us
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Director Filippo Meneghetti's debut feature is a groundbreaking and intensely moving love story about two neighbours who have been secret lovers for decades, until a tragedy threatens their relationship.
Kiki x Queer Vision: Taking Liberties
Please note: This event took place in July 2021
Event
Kiki Bristol, a collective who create 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.

Preview: Sweetheart

classified 18 (CTBA) Queer Vision
Preview: Sweatheart
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Marley Morrison’s award-winning debut feature Sweetheart is a charming and refreshing coming-of-age comedy packed with wit and sensitivity.
Muriel’s Wedding
Please note: This event took place in July 2021
Event
You're cordially invited you to the wedding of the season, Muriel’s! Join Anette (aka Tom Marshman) and her glamorous friend and neighbour, Mariana Trench for a live and in-person screening of the camp classic - with performance interventions, disruptions and surprises!
Discussion: Not another lesbian period drama!
Live stream ended on 12 July 2021
Live stream
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.

Tove

classified 12A S Queer Vision
Tove
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Tove is the captivating story about the creative energy of iconic Moomins creator Tove Jansson, and her turbulent search for identity, desire and freedom.

Cowboys

classified 15 Queer Vision
Cowboys
Please note: This was screened in July 2021
Film
Director Anna Kerrigan’s award-winning debut shows a rare understanding of the complexities and challenges of modern family life, when a father and his transgender son escape to the mountains of Montana.
Deaf Conversations About Cinema Online: Supernova
Live stream ended on 5 July 2021
Live stream
At this month's online film discussion event for Deaf and hearing audience we will be discussing Supernova, a warm and tender drama about a long-term couple dealing with the onset of illness.

Supernova

classified 15 Queer Vision
Supernova
Please note: This was screened in June 2021
Film
Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci shine as a long-term couple dealing with the onset of illness in this warm and tender drama.

Iris Prize Shorts

Queer Vision
Iris Prize Shorts
Streaming in July 2021
Streaming
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.