FRINGE! Queer Film & Arts Fest comes to Hull! The best LGBTIQA+ storytellers and filmmakers explore the state of queer Britain today, from the ways that we see ourselves represented, to how we express ourselves, how we love, and how we fight for our rights. From local directors to global stories, queer people’s lives are shown in all their beauty and diversity. Filmmakers of these vital shorts will be in attendance.
Two of the short films in the programme are from Hull filmmakers, ADAE (directed by Tyrone Smith) and THEY, THEM, THEIR (directed by Ruby Seddon-Wilson). Both of the directors will be in attendance for a post-screening question and answer period along with Kai Fi’Ain, director of THE BROTHER.
Fringe! hosts a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses, from feature films to experimental installations, workshops and lively debates to wild parties. You’ll see FRINGE! Flood London’s cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs with the powerful, provocative and strange each November, and are here for the Culture!
Venue: 62-63 Humber Street, Hull (Previously Fruit)
Film in the programme include:
Dir Amrou Al-Khadi | 8 mins | UK
An experimental documentary critiquing Britain’s obsession with period dramas, and how they erase the diverse reality of Britain today.
THEY / THEM / THEIR *
Dir Ruby Seddon-Wilson | 2 min | UK
Zoe explores drag’s empowering effects through their alter-ego Cyanide Homicide and reveals the vulnerability beneath the performance.
THE BROTHER *
Dir Kai Fi’Ain | 4 mins |UK
The morning after the night before, Frances accidentally finds herself caught up in a surreal, queer universe.
THE WORLD CAN WAIT
Dir Deborah Espect | 8 mins | UK
Vic is a popular lesbian character in a hit television series. But when the executives in charge of the show gather to decide her fate, she must fight for her survival.
Dir Campbell X | 9 mins | UK
The desire and attraction for transmasculine, transmen, butches, studs, and masculine of centre (MOC) people is explored in this beautifully shot and stylised experimental film.
Dir Cathal O’Brien | 5 mins | UK
The cheeky, vicious invasion of the queers in this music video for The Carry Nation’s new track references Genet, Mapplethorpe, the Pet Shop Boys, Boy George, Capote and more, praising queer spirit.
FLESHBACK: QUEER RAVING IN MANCHESTER’S TWILIGHT ZONE
Dir Steven Issacs-Wilson | 16 mins | UK
A vivid documentary exploring the alternative parties developing on the outskirts of Manchester against a backdrop of austerity.
UNICORNS OF WESTFIELD
Dir Louise Ashcroft | 6 mins | UK
Northerner, Londoner, Artist; Louise Ashcroft explores Westfield, Stratford and capitalism in her assumed residency.
Dir Kate Jessop | 3 mins | UK
Coming out to the parents, with unexpected replies. Part of a satirical animated comedy web series set in Pussy Willow, which celebrates queer, feminist and absurdist themes.
Dir Dean Anderson | 17 mins | UK
Boy meets boy at a party. Aaron is stuck in an apprenticeship with his Dad in a Yorkshire town, when a kiss begins an opportunity for change.
Dir Tyrone Smith | 4 mins | UK
Adae, a non-binary, polyamorous, Nigerian drag king describes living in London and their interest in drag.
INVISIBLE WOMEN *
Dir Alice Smith | 25 mins | UK
The stories of the women who led Manchester’s Gay Liberation Front finally come to view in this inspirational and joyful account of lesbian activists changing the lives of thousands for the better.
* Filmmaker in attendance
The films in this programme are unrated – no one under 18 can be permitted into the theatre