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Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Now, Here’s What We Have To Say …..

 

Queerguru is so excited that the London Short Film Festival hosts its 18th (and first!) digital edition from 15th – 24th January 2021.  We need as much excellent culture as this to sustain us and also lift our spirits during all these COVID Lockdowns.

Each January, LSFF hosts ten days of short form, conversation and multidisciplinary curation. they present between 250-500 British and international films each edition, collaboratively programmed down from 5000+ open submissions, alongside Special Events and an industry offering of workshops, panels and discussion for filmmakers and workers.

Us queers know a thing or two about banding together and getting creative when times get tough. From revenge fantasies in France, to the unity of three young friends in Brazil, we never stop at pushing forward the collaborative art of film to tell our stories. Fringe! are thrilled to present these five hand-picked shorts, that put into sound and vision what words never could. 

From Canada comes  THEY LOOKED AT ME AND I SMILED by Ben Edelberg  “When your body is the canvas, does the performance really end when the audience leave?

 

From the USA comes  FLOURISH by Heather María Acs : A big juicy helping of queer joy in this stunning short, a testament to the magic of dance and the transformative power of drag.

 

From Brazil BEAT IS PROTEST – FUNK BY FEMALE OPTICS by  Mayara Efil A pulsating documentary about a sisterhood of female musicians claiming their space in the underground funk scene of São Paulo.

 

 

Also from Brazil is BONDE by Asaph Luccas: The screen erupts with color and life in this captivating short, as three young friends from a Brazilian favela seek refuge in their city’s queer community.

 

From France comes TERROR, SISTERS! by  Alexis Langlois : Today is a day unlike any before. Today is the day Kalthoum and their girlfriends imagine their revenge. Hold on tight with this camp-tastic clap back to transphobia.

 

Check out https://www.shortfilms.org.uk/festival
for the entire program
and how to buy tickets
and how to view

Posted by queerguru  at  11:29

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