Queer Tag Archive

Live Action, Premiere

A High Schooler Has an Unusual Request for His Classmate in Christian Meola’s Drama ‘The Expanding Horizon’

Christian Meola opens up about discovering new narrative territory and a widely diverse range of responses to his emotionally intense coming of age drama.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Romance is as Mysterious as the Currency Market in Francisco Lezama’s Berlinale-Winning ‘An Odd Turn’

Francisco Lezama expresses how a love of Balzac and Argentina's current fraught economic reality shaped his Berlinale Golden Bear-winning short film.

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Animation

Tom C J Brown’s Painterly BIFA Animation ‘Christopher at Sea’ Portrays a Nautical Journey of Self-Discovery

Tom C J Brown tells DN why animation was the perfect artistic conduit to convey the melodramatic realism of his BIFA nominated short film.

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Live Action, Premiere

A Couple Struggle to Redefine Their Relationship in Beck Kitsis & Chris McNabb’s LGBTQ Short ‘Valentine’

Chris McNabb and Beck Kitsis tell DN how they sought to represent trans creatives both on and off screen when making their personal relationship drama.

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Live Action

A Chance Encounter Reveals Unexpected Truths in Keeran Anwar Blessie’s Queer Short ‘A Fox in the Night’

Keeran Anwar Blessie breaks down the process of scripting the pivotal tonal shift in his subversive BIFA-nominated LGBTQ romantic drama.

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Live Action, Premiere

Two Lonely Cat Enthusiasts Connect in Brendan Prost’s Eerie Bifurcated Character Drama ‘Heavy Petting’

Brendan Prost breaks down the pivotal tonal shift at the centre of his unsettling examination of loneliness and desolation.

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Live Action

David Findlay’s Drama ‘Lay Me by the Shore’ Follows a Week in the Life of a Grieving Trans Boy

David Findlay explains how he constructed the subtle yet emotional journey of his short LGBTQ drama about grief and friendship during post-production.

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Documentary

Harun Güler’s ‘In Limbo’ Mixes Documentary and High Style to Create an Ode to Non-Binary Turkish Life

Harun Güler discusses using slow-motion, evocative performances and subversive fashion to point to new ways for Turkish gender expression.

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Live Action

Sean Lìonadh’s ‘Too Rough’ Acutely Captures Queer Lives on the Edge of Domestic Collapse

Sean Lìonadh reveals how he used intimate camerawork, layered colour schemes and sensitive performances to create his BAFTA/BIFA-winning drama.

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Live Action

Matthew Puccini Exposes the True Colours of Queer Intimacy in Sex-Positive Coming of Age Drama ‘Dirty’

Matthew Puccini talks to DN about exposing the reality of queer sex in his authentic and sex-positive coming-of-age drama ‘Dirty’.

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