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Filmmaker Daniel Borden will be presenting his film MIX BREED at GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2010  Short Film Screening 2 @ Rich Mix , 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA / Box Office: 020 7613 7498
£8.50, £6 Cons / Fri 12 Nov @ 7.30PM and Thurs 11 Nov @ 9.30PM

GFEST 2010 film programme details on: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/filmscreening.php

A Quick and ‘tweet -able’  Q & A with Berlin based American writer, architect and filmmaker Daniel Borden:

What are you doing right now?

I’m writing a feature film which I hope to shoot here in Berlin next autumn.

How do you see your own work?

My brain generates stories all the time. Writing and filmmaking are just my way of getting those stories out of my head.

How relevant is your work or practice  today to be a part of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) or queer art work?

I want to tell queer stories that haven’t been told before.


filmmaker Daniel Borden

Tell us about your reasons for presenting your work as part of GFEST 2010

GFEST is young and vital, open to new perspectives and points of view.

Do you see your work as gay or queer work?

I believe “art” is born from a collective zeitgeist as much as the artist’s imagination. My social context is gay or queer and my stories spring from that context.

How do you resource your practice?

So far, I haven’t asked for or received financial support from anyone. My friends are my cast and crew.

How  do you publicise or market your work?

I send my films to festivals; I have no Internet presence though I’d like to.

How would you like your work to be known?

As bravely confronting taboos and hypocrisies in modern society.

How do you see tomorrow’s ‘gay or queer art’ scene?

We have to find new battles. “Gay culture” is vanishing into mainstream culture. “Queer art” is often rendered toothless by cliches of rebellion and paranoia.

A single wish ?

To win the lottery.

Thank you Daniel and best wishes from GFEST.

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Now in its fourth year, GFEST is supported by the Mayor of London, dignitaries, Ministers and MPs from all the leading parties, various London boroughs and Arts Council England.
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GFEST 2010  images on  http://www.flickr.com/photos/GFEST

GFEST 2010 Short Films: http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/sets/72157624995610876/

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GFEST 2010 showreel on YouTube

More info on GFEST – Gaywise FESTival (GFEST in short) web: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk

GFEST Artistic Director: Niranjan Kamatkar

WISE THOUGHTS is an arts charity that organises GFEST – Gaywise FESTival  in venues across London.
GFEST web networks: http://www.wisethoughts.org http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk http://www.facebook.com/niranjan.kamatkar http://www.gaywisefestival.blogspot.com/ http://twitter.com/gfest https://gaywisefestival.wordpress.com/ http://www.yoursemotionally.com/ http://www.myspace.com/interviewwithapolitician http://www.flickr.com/photos/gfest/ http://www.youtube.com/user/wisethoughts http://uk.linkedin.com/in/niranjankamatkar http://www.myspace.com/gaywisefestival
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