Articles about 'queer cinema'

Celebrating LGBT+ film with the Iris Prize Festival

Earlier this year, Suryatapa Mukherjee joined the team behind the Iris Prize Festival to help produce its programme catalogue. She gives us a run-down of what to expect from this year’s festival

Guest Blogger // 27 September 2017

Categories: Blog

Diversity of women’s voices at the Chinese Visual Festival

Nuala Gathercole Lam chats to the festival’s curator Xie Jingjing and filmmaker Yang Lina who both offer insights into Chinese women in film and on screen

Nuala Gathercole Lam // 5 July 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Fringe! Fest highlight: Women and the Word director Q&A (plus competition)

Interview with Sekiya Dorsett, director of the documentary Women and the Word: The Revival Movie

Ania Ostrowska // 18 November 2015

Categories: Blog

New review: Pussy Whipped 2014

Liz Ely revisits Ste McCabe’s queer alternative festival and is not disappointed. In 2012, I was lucky enough to review Edinburgh’s first queer alternative festival, Pussy Whipped, curated by rising...

Holly Combe // 13 June 2014

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped again

Liz Ely revisits Ste McCabe's queer alternative festival and is not disappointed

Liz Ely //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New interview: Campbell X on Stud Life

Selina Robertson, film writer and festival programmer, as well as our regular contributor, caught up recently with her friend and former London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival co-programmer Campbell X....

Ania Ostrowska // 30 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Campbell X on Stud Life

Selina Robertson talks to British queer filmmaker Campbell X about her first feature, gay-lesbian friendships and how buying flowers for a lover is a feminist thing

Selina Robertson //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

27th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival PLUS COMPETITION

The 27th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival bursts into spring (well, British spring…) from 14 to 24 March 2013. The LLGFF will take place right across BFI Southbank,...

Ania Ostrowska // 10 March 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Gayby

The ideas about what makes a family and how children enter it have been challenged for years now, and from different positions. Same-sex unions have been made legal in many...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

This gayby is just for laughs

Megan Stodel laughs out loud at this film about an unconventional parenting arrangement but misses a more serious engagement with the subject

Megan Stodel //

Categories: Films, Reviews

As lesbian space alien as it gets

Selina Robertson reviews New Yorker Madeleine Olnek's debut feature and chats to the director about sci-fi B-movies from the 1950s and the advantages of video over film

Selina Robertson // 21 December 2012

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

New review: Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Queer-feminist pop-punk singer, Dandelion Radio DJ, ‘zine writer and organiser Ste McCabe has been described as a performer “armed with a mean, lean, bedroom Disco drum machine, a cheap guitar...

Holly Combe // 30 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Edinburgh gets Pussy Whipped!

Edinburgh may not immediately come to mind as a music city or pioneer for queer activism but there is clearly a demand there for space for diverse performers. Pop punk singer and organiser Ste McCabe has helped create that in the form of the Pussy Whipped queer feminist festival. Liz Ely reports

Liz Ely //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Club Des Femmes presents Two Lives @ Scala Beyond

In this guest post Selina Robertson, one half of queer feminist film club Club Des Femmes, introduces the screening taking place this Friday as part of Scala Beyond season. Selina’s...

Guest Blogger // 25 September 2012

Categories: Blog

Girl Gang Film Season at the Star and Shadow cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne

This is a guest post by Julia Downes who goes by the moniker even clean hands cause damage as a queer feminist DIY culture organiser based in Newcastle upon Tyne...

Guest Blogger // 29 August 2012

Categories: Blog

New review: Three Veils

With her second feature Three Veils Rolla Selbak, Arab-American filmmaker from the United Arab Emirates now working in the US, set off to make “an inspirational film women all over...

Ania Ostrowska // 23 July 2012

Categories: Blog

Beyond the promise of happiness: Rolla Selbak’s Three Veils

Reviewing the film about three Middle-Eastern women living in the US, Elaine Castillo urges us to question mainstream happy endings and move beyond our preoccupation with 'happiness' as the end goal

Elaine Castillo //

Categories: Films, Reviews

The 4th Annual POUT Film Festival 2012: 21-23 June

Presented by Peccadillo Pictures, this year’s POUT film festival is proud to bring you an eclectic mix of quality LGBT and queer-friendly movies. The festival screenings will take place in...

Ania Ostrowska // 20 June 2012

Categories: Blog


Iman Qureshi reviews Circumstance, screened during 2012 London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and hails its director for subtly depicting complexities and contradictions of contemporary Iranian society

Iman Qureshi // 24 April 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

9 Bob Note: short films showcasing new queer cinema

Selina Robertson reviews the queer shorts programme shown during this year's London Short Film Festival and finds all the mini-flicks passing her rigorous selection

Selina Robertson // 8 February 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

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