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A Halloween Trick

A Halloween Trick, Gay Essential Talks to Michael Varrati

LGBT Horror is itself a subculture of a subculture. While much horror fails to show up in mainstream cinema, save for the occasional Halloween-themed October film fest, queer horror takes even more effort for the hungry film lover to uncover. And when one starts to dig, Michael Varrati is the LGBTQ storyteller who is right there waiting for them.

RUOK

Small But Perfectly Formed, Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Our Highlights

Celebrating its 13th running, the Cardiff, Wales based Iris Prize Film Festival returns with a catalog of 36 incredible LGBT shorts. Filmmakers and sponsors from around the globe gather for six days to celebrate queer film and award one talented filmmaker with the coveted £30,000 prize.

The Handyman

Small But Perfectly Formed, FilmOut San Diego ShortFest Our Highlights

From broken hot tubs to one-way trips to Mars, the 2019 FilmOut San Diego ShortFest welcomes the summer season with a rich collection of LGBTQ storytelling. This catalog of 20 films features storytellers from around the globe and across the gender spectrum.

Wildfire

Small But Perfectly Formed, BFI Flare Shorts Our Highlights

From kitschy ballroom dance classes to world-renowned concert pianists, to the lavish and colourful Carnival festival, this year’s BFI Flare collection really gets the body moving. Never failing to delight, the 2019 collection of short films presents a wide variety of stories from across the globe, guaranteed to provoke thought, crack smiles, and perhaps draw out a tear or two.

Vertical Lines

Small But Perfectly Formed, BFI Flare Shorts Our Highlights

From simmering fish curry to queer pigs, this year’s BFI Flare is as much a feast for the eyes as it is the soul. Once again, an exciting and eclectic collection of short films is at our disposal. Artfully composed and meticulously scripted by some of the world’s best filmmakers, the 2018 edition has no shortage of satisfying cinematic adventures.

The Terence Davies Trilogy

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Terence Davies Trilogy

Released over the course of seven years, The Terence Davies Trilogy centres on the troubled life of a closeted homosexual. Starring Robin Hooper and Valerie Lilley, the motion picture is divided into three different parts: Children (1976), Madonna and Child (1980) and Death and Transfiguration (1983) and was directed and written by Terence Davies.

Taste of Love

Small But Perfectly Formed, Iris Prize Our Highlights

The Iris Prize is now in its 11th year and once again will showcase some of the best LGBT+ short films from around the world. Since it began in 2007, the prize has allowed filmmakers from as far afield as Australia, Israel and Brazil to produce a brand new short film in the UK, with a current budget of £30,000, thanks to the support of the Michael Bishop Foundation.

1992

Small But Perfectly Formed, BFI Flare Shorts Our Highlights

Just as reliable as the Spring thaw, BFI Flare once again presents an exquisite showcase of the world’s best LGBT films. As one of the longest running LGBT film events in the world, BFI Flare attracts storytellers from all walks of life. This year’s Short Film category was no exception, offering everything from quirky to melancholy in bite-sized portions that can be consumed while you’re awaiting your next Uber.

Small But Perfectly Formed, Iris Prize Our Highlights

2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the Iris Prize, the largest international prize available to an LGBT short filmmaker. Each winner is given a £30,000 budget to make another short film, and to date a total of seven new films have been produced and shown at film festivals around the world. This year saw a record number of films submitted for the Iris Prize, so let’s take a look at some of the best, as well as a previous winner and a film made with the prize itself.

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