Queer Freedom is back to shine a spotlight on the stories of the LGBTQIA+ community, which can often go unheard. Featuring stories of love, loss, and friendship which go a million miles to show what this community can achieve.
Let’s go on a wild ride; it will be crazy, joyful and unexpected. We’re proud to be using the F-rating, which is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry.
In this screening:
Izzy Aman: The Joy of Drag
Isabella Kaya Walton, UK • 12 mins 37 secs
Explore the rich, expressive world of drag kings through the experience of one individual: Isabel Adomakoh Young.
William De Gennaro, Remi Fadare, UK • 2 mins 34 secs
Explore toxicity and power balance in relationships through poetry.
Declan Smith, UK • 7 mins 18 secs
Emily befriends Imogen online which is the start of a relationship that takes an unexpected course.
Coming Out Autistic
Steven Fraser, UK • 3 mins 55 secs
The experience of telling the world that you are autistic when you also identify as LGBTQ+.
Grace Valerie-Lynette, Australia • 9 mins 3 secs
Desperate for power, ambitious tech nerd Robbie is keen to hack into her high school’s anonymous gossip page to garner popularity.
Moments I Saw In Red
Penn Balint, UK • 2 mins 24 secs
An experimental short film that explores the relationship between trauma, synaesthesia, and art.
Un(Fit) To Work
Yasmin Godo, UK • 4 mins 51 secs
A disabled mechanic takes us on a musical journey of 80s Disco & Ballroom through his imagination.
Liliane Kaufman-Hill, UK • 3 mins 15 secs
In a busy coffee shop, Hazel fantacises a relationship with a stranger in a single glance.
Look The Part
Claire Fletcher, Australia • 6 mins 42 secs
Sam is a theatre janitor who aspires to become a dancer.
Dead Cat Film
Josie Charles, Nathan Miller, UK • 4 mins 38 secs
A young woman becomes increasingly attached to the taxidermied corpse of her housemate’s cat.
Ice Cream On Mondays
Flo Gordon, Reggie London, UK • 3 mins 6 secs
F.witch is Flo Gordon, a classically-trained singer from Brighton. Her music is described as psychedelic indie folk, and Flo describes it as being a bit like a modern day Kate Bush.
Out Of Water
Georgia Kumari Bradburn, USA • 15 mins 26 secs
A female alien returns to earth with a charismatic scientist, but she suspects that he is hiding something from her.
Julieta Tetelbaum, Argentina • 7 mins 56 secs
A woman with Down syndrome writes, with black chalk, a list of daily activities to organise her life.
Sally Patricia Pearce, USA • 2 mins
A sparrow flies swiftly in through one door of the hall, and out through another.... Even so, man appears on earth for a little while; but of what went before this life or of what follows, we know nothing. St Bede. A moment for mourning, for a friend, for the earth.
Frida Stålkrantz Lindholm, Sweden • 3 mins
Something is not what it seems in this basement. In here something, or someone, is hidden, forgotten by the passage of time.
Alexandra Maher, UK • 13 mins
A teenager with Down syndrome helps herself, and others, to escape from accusations of witchcraft.
Dolly Sen, UK • 6 mins 44 secs
The claustrophobia and loneliness of being spoken to by voices only you can hear in a mental health system.
Mariee Siou: Circle Of Signs
Samantha Shay, Iceland • 5 mins 40 secs
A piece about the wildfires rampaging through California, climate grief and the hopeless situation left for the planet and youth to take on.
Pu Ekaw Tnod
Rebecca Culverhouse, UK • 6 mins 48 secs
A couple watching a horror film about a strangely familiar basement realise they’re dreaming when they suddenly find themselves in the very same basement.
Sophie Sparkes, Simon Glass, UK • 16 mins
Alex can’t stop thinking about Laura. She’s dreaming about her. She’s even dreaming about throwing beans at her.