Queer Vision 2022
Still from Death and Bowling, part of Queer Vision 2022

Queer Vision 2022

Season

Please note: this season finished in July 2022

Queer Vision Film Festival (Fri 24 June - Sun 10 July), presented by Bristol Pride is bigger than ever this year - continuing to bring you a diverse programme of new release LGBT+ films from around the globe, including independently-made features and award-winning short films. There’ll be tears of joy and heartbreak, conversations started, DJs, dancing and empowerment.

The Festival kicks off with a special, one-night only screening of George Michael Freedom Uncut, on Sat 25 June at 20:00 on what would have been his 59th birthday, before a DJ set and party (complete with beard bar!) in the Café & Bar hosted by Queer Vision's Jo Kimber and Rebecca Ballard.

Festival highlights include Angela Washko's powerful Workhorse Queen on Tue 5 July and Kevin Hegge’s debut, feature-length documentary Tramps! on Thu 30 June, followed by a New Romantic DJ set in the Café & Bar from DJ Jim Carna (Horseplay).

Join Harriet from Trans Creative Meet Up following screenings of the incredible Death and Bowling and Iris Trans shorts in the Café & Bar on Wed 6 July for a post-screening discussion.

On Sun 3 July we'll be celebrating filmmaker, artist and writer Miranda July with a screening of the brilliantly quirky, Kajillionaire - the screening will be preceded by an equally quirky performance by Roseanna Anderson (Impermanence), in homage to July’s choreographic style in the film.

Finally, Queer Vision have teamed up with Encounters and BFI Film Academy South West, to present Queer Joy 2022 on Thu 7 July, a programme that has been produced by young LGBT+ talent, which incorporates music, performance and plenty of glitter.

These are just a few of the highlights of this year's Queer Vision Film Festival Programme - be sure to check out the whole programme.

Bristol Pride Festival runs from Sat 25 June – Sun 10 July with events across Bristol to celebrate and champion diversity and equality.

Visit bristolpride.co.uk for more information about all the programmed events including Queer Vision.

This year's Queer Vision Film Festival is supported by BFI, with funds from the National Lottery.

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Previous screenings & events in this season

Maisie

classified 18 (CTBA) Queer Vision
Maisie
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
Meet a character more colourful than his gowns, as Britain’s Oldest Drag Artiste prepares for his 85th birthday celebrations and the unique challenges that old age brings.

South West Queer shorts

classified 18 (CTBA) Queer Vision
SW Queer shorts
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
Join us to celebrate this selection of shortlisted entries from Queer Vision's South West Shorts call out and appreciate the home-grown talent of these filmmmakers.
Encounters Presents: Queer Joy
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
For this Pride Month, Encounters will be celebrating the moments of joy that members of the LGBTQI+ community are often denied on and off screen.

Death and Bowling

classified 18 (CTBA) Queer Vision
Death and Bowling
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
A transgender actor struggles with what it means to be seen after the beloved captain of his lesbian bowling league dies and a mysterious stranger shows up at the funeral.

Iris Trans Shorts

Queer Vision
Iris trans shorts
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
This year the Festival includes an extra selection of the Best of Iris with this incredible collection of Trans Short Films showcasing bravery, hardship, acceptance and love.
Best of Iris shorts 
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
As an official selection partner to Iris Prize, Queer Vision present the Best of Iris 2021, a diverse selection of outstanding short films showcasing unique stories from around the world.

Kajillionaire

classified 12A Queer Vision
Kajillionaire
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
The story of con-artists who have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (Evan Rachel Wood) to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity.

Girls Girls Girls 

classified 15 S Queer Vision
Girls Girls Girls 
Please note: This was screened in July 2022
Film
This sassy Sundance-winning coming-of-age drama follows the lives of three girls on the cusp of womanhood trying to figure out where their lives will lead them next and how to navigate the world of love.

Tramps DJ Set

Queer Vision
Tramps DJ Event
Please note: This event took place in June 2022
Performance
Tramps! will be followed by a New Romantics DJ Party in the Café/Bar from DJ Jim Carna (Horseplay). Dig out your frilly shirts and dress to impress!

Tramps!

classified 18 (CTBA) Queer Vision
Tramps!
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
Feature length documentary about Britain’s New Romantics, the iconic fashion and musical movement of the late 70s and early 80s.

Wildhood

classified 18 Queer Vision
Wildhood
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
A powerful coming-of-age tale about discovering one’s culture, one’s family and one’s place in the world.

Passing

classified 12A Queer Vision
Passing
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
Two childhood friends are reunited as adults in 1920s New York, with one of them now 'passing' as white.
Deaf Conversations about Cinema: Swan Song
Please note: This event took place in June 2022
Event
Join us at the 18:00 screening of Swan Song on Mon 27 June which will feature Descriptive Subtitles. This will be followed at 19:45 by a post screening discussion in the Café & Bar with Daryn.
George Michael Freedom DJ Set
Please note: This event took place in June 2022
Event
Join us to celebrate the opening night of Queer Vision 2022 with George Michael’s Birthday Party, on what would have been his 59th birthday.

George Michael Freedom Uncut

classified 15 Queer Vision
George Michael Freedom Uncut
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
Queer Vision Film Festival opens with this very special, one night only screening of George Michael Freedom Uncut, on what would have been his 59th birthday.

Swan Song

classified 12A Queer Vision
Swan Song
Please note: This was screened in June 2022
Film
A flamboyant hairdresser escapes his nursing home and embarks across his small town to style a dead woman's hair for her funeral, confronting the ghosts of his past and rediscovering his sparkle along the way.

Workhorse Queen

classified 18 (CTBA) Queer Vision
Workhorse Queen
Thu 1 Jan 1970 01:00
Film
A telemarketing manager by day and drag queen by night, Ed Popil - aka Mrs. Kasha Davis - finds his life changed forever after being cast onto "RuPaul's Drag Race."