QueerBee is a brand new platform for LGBTQI shorts, established to help queer filmmakers bring authentic queer stories directly to new audiences
At QueerBee we believe short film is a genre, short film makers are not only on a journey to another place. As a minority group – collectively LGBTIQ+ – the representation of ourselves in mainstream viewing is less than representative. In addition to this sorry state of affairs, our characters and storylines – where they exist at all – often perpetuate the mainstream stereotypes at the expense of more authentic voices. Queer shorts provide an excellent means of connecting with one another, validating our lived experiences, helping to change attitudes, improve confidence in individuals and our communities, and break down barriers.
QueerBee launches with a programme exploring ‘identity’. When we know ourselves to be something entirely different from the available models of gender, sexuality and love, our identities often take us into unmapped territories and place us at odds with the world.
QueerBee is an LGBTQI Community Interest Company registered with Social Enterprise UK (9851) and Cinema For All. A share of the profits is directed back into queer filmmaking and for hard-to-reach queer audiences.
This event is hosted by Ingo, Wotever DIY Film Festival and Wotever World
Venue; The Apple Tree is a newly established LGBT+ Pub in Clerkenwell, WC1
The Films are show upstairs in the Function Room. Seating is cosy and generous.
The Pub serve a wide range of cocktails, drinks, plusVegan Food til 10pm.
Gender Neutral WC
Event is strictly 18+
Doors 19:30 with film programme start 20:00
This is a LGBT+ event, All Welcome
Entry £10 / £12 need to be booked in advance, Limited space
Book tickets via this link HERE
Picture, Pillow Talk by Director: Louise Marie Cooke / UK 2017 / 7 mins