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September 9, 2013

Sydney’s LGBT community will get to see their lives reflected on the big screen twice a year with the launch of a second LGBT film festival in the city – the Queer Screen Film Fest

Sydney will host two LGBT film festivals in 2013, with the organizers of the Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival launching a second stand alone Queer Screen Film Fest (QSFF) for September.

‘The QSFF line up will take audiences from Cannes winners, to sneak previews and retrospectives,’ organizers say.

The festival will screen across two venues in the Sydney alternative culture hub of Newtown – the Dendy Newtown cinema and the Newtown Hotel.

July 5, 2013

New arts festival with 20 events over two weeks starts this month

Brighton Pride will be bigger than ever this year with the launch of a new arts and film festival. The LGBT cultural festival will include 20 events taking place over two weeks in the run up to the annual Pride parade on 3 August.

The festival starting on 19 July covers art, film, theatre and performance; with highlights including Icons, a major LGBT art and photography exhibition in Brighton’s Jubilee Library.

February 23, 2013

Real depictions of gay sex are apparently more shocking than real man-on-donkey action as Australian censors ban a gay movie that was due to screen at LGBT film festivals across the country this year

Australian film censors have banned a movie that contains real sex between two male actors less than a year after they allowed a documentary that contained actual depictions of bestiality to screen at festivals.

I Want Your Love, by American filmmaker Travis Mathews had been scheduled to screen at LGBT film festivals around Australia this year but the Australian Classification Board decided to ban it instead.

November 22, 2012

Kolkata's queer film festival starts tomorrow, showing over 40 films

India’s longest running LGBT film festival will be celebrating its sixth year tomorrow (23 November).

The three-day 'Dialogues' festival in Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal, will showcase more than 40 films of differing genres from coming-of-age dramas and experimental films to documentaries.

Nil, an Indian designer closely associated with the festival, believes it will offer something for everyone.

September 15, 2012

Australia’s Classification Board has allowed a film depicting real sex between men and donkeys to screen at festivals just two years after it blocked the screening of a film depicting real sex between men

Australian censors have allowed the screening of a documentary that contains footage of real sex between men and donkeys just two years after they refused a permit to screen a movie that contained real sex between men.

The documentary Donkey Love, which explores a Colombian folk tradition of men having sex with donkeys, was approved by the Australian Classification Board for screening at this year’s Sydney Underground Film Festival and Melbourne Underground Film Festival.

April 26, 2012

Films, live music performances and talks hit London’s Greenwich with visit of Sundance festival

America's largest independent film festival is coming to Britain today.

The Sundance Film Festival will be taking place at the 02 in Greenwich, south east London and there’s some treats we reckon you’re going to love.

In addition to films, there will be live music performances and other events held each evening from 26 to 29 April.

March 10, 2012

Fringe! The London Gay Film Festival returns to compliment the British capital’s main LGBT film event

A London fringe film festival that provides a fresh take on cinematic coverage is back for a second year.

The British festival’s theme is ‘bigger, bolder, braver’, and offers films, experimental art, parties, and a plethora of other events for the queer community on 12 to 15 April.

Fringe! The London Gay Film Festival was set up as a creative grassroots response to fund slashing of the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (LLGFF) last year, when the main event was slashed down to a week.