GFEST – Gaywise Festival, London’s ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and Queer art festival for all’, started this week on Monday 8 November and a number of film events at Rich Mix are going well for the last two days according to the festival organisers.
GFEST artistic Director Niranjan Kamatkar said, “We are very pleased with increased numbers of GFEST 2010 filmmakers’ presence at the screenings this year and this should reflect on the two final screenings tonight.”
Tonight double screenings include GFEST screening 3: Saturday 13 November at 7.30 PM (18), films that will be screened: THE JONESES, DADDY’S BIG GIRL, DESIGIRLS!, THE CHEF’S LETTER, CANNIBALS, PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT. And Saturday 13 November at 9.30PM (18), films that will be screened: EL MUEBLE DE LAS FOTOS, BROKEN, DELPHINIUM: A CHILDHOOD PORTRAIT OF DEREK JARMAN, PICTURES OF ZAIN, IDENTITY CRISIS, DRUM HEART. Both the screenings will take place at Rich Mix Cinema on Bethnal Green Road, opposite the new East London overground station Shoreditch High Street.
GFEST Performances at Cochrane Theatre in Holborn on 18, 19, 20 November and a debate on 16 November at V & A are other key GFEST events to follow in the next week.
The festival received messages of support from the Prime Minister David Cameron, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the past & present Ministers for Culture and Arts, including Jeremy Hunt and Ed Vaizey. GFEST had its 2010 launch reception in the UK Parliament last week. David Lammy, MP, hosted the launch reception for GFEST 2010 and the event was attended by Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone, South Bank Centre’s artistic director Jude Kelly and Margot James, MP.
Now in its fourth year, GFEST 2010 will showcase short films, performances and visual artworks in exhibitions this year.
Full programme: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/
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.
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