This landmark film receives its UK premiere at Queer East Film Festival, but its journey has been a tumultuous one.
Austen McCowan and Will Hewitt’s warmly moving portrait of a lovestruck comic artist with an inoperable brain tumour.
Emma Seligman’s growing pains comedy ushers in a new era for bi characters who are not judged on their sexuality.
Céline Sciamma’s LGBTQ+ themed second feature found itself at the centre of a political storm in France.
Director Peter Murimi discusses capturing the experience of a young gay man in I Am Samuel.
There’s a touch of Gregg Araki about this formally ambitious LGBT+ drama about sex in the digital age.
A reclusive fossil collector has her quiet life interrupted in Francis Lee’s atmospheric coastal drama.
This vibrant biography explores much of what made the German filmmaker such a mercurial talent.
Jamie Patterson’s latest sees a young woman battling addiction find redemption through queer love.
Queer romance blossoms in this tactful tale of migrant identity from first-time director Faraz Shariat.
Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star in Clea DuVall’s festive rom-com about going home and coming out.
By Logan Kenny
The film shows the everyday agonies of existing as queer and dealing with trauma in an apathetic world.
Public screenings can be a safe space for LGBT+ people. But the uncertain future many cinemas now face could rob us of that.
Malou Reymann’s feature debut presents a potentially dangerous perspective on the issue of gender identity.
By Rahul Patel
Jennie Livingston’s seminal portrait of New York’s ballroom culture still resonates throughout the queer community.
By Ryan Coleman
Isabel Sandoval’s third feature, Lingua Franca, gives a voice to some of the world’s most vilified and vulnerable people.
Over half of the virtual 2020 edition is comprised of directors who identify as female or non-binary.