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Short Film Screenings

Date Time Event Venue Booking Info
Thurs 11 Nov 6.30 - 7.25 PM Film Café Rich Mix Bar ENTRY FREE
Thurs 11 Nov
Sat 13 Nov
7.30 PM
9:30 PM
Short Films Screening 1 Rich Mix - Screen 3 Box Office 020 7613 7498 or
click here to book
£8.50 / £6 concs
Fri 12 Nov 6.30 - 7.25 PM Film Café Rich Mix Bar ENTRY FREE
Thurs 11 Nov
Fri 12 Nov
9.30 PM
7:30 PM
Short Films Screening 2 Rich Mix - Screen 3 Box Office 020 7613 7498 or
click here to book
£8.50 / £6 concs
Fri 12 Nov 10 PM - Late GFEST 2010 Art Party Rich Mix ENTRY FREE
Sat 13 Nov 6.30 - 7.25 PM Film Café Rich Mix Bar ENTRY FREE
Fri 12 Nov
Sat 13 Nov
9.30 PM
7:30 PM
Short Films Screening 3 Rich Mix - Screen 3 Box Office 020 7613 7498 or
click here to book
£8.50 / £6 concs

Film Café

Thurs 11 Nov 2010 6:30 - 7:25PM / GFEST FILM CAFÉ @ Rich Mix Café/bar on ground floor. Entry Free

GFEST 2010 Film Café: an informal event is led by Tom Vaughn, from Future Shorts. Tom will outline some of the film festival related opportunities for LGBT and potential short filmmakers, which will be followed by a brief Q & A.

Fri 12 Nov 2010 6:30 - 7:25PM / GFEST FILM CAFÉ @ Rich Mix Café/bar on ground floor. Entry Free

This GFEST 2010 informal Film Café event is led by James Rocarols from BBC Film Network. James will outline some of the online opportunities for LGBT short filmmakers, followed by a brief Q & A.

Sat 13 Nov 2010 6:30 - 7:25PM / GFEST FILM CAFÉ @ Rich Mix Café/bar on ground floor. Entry Free

This GFEST 2010 informal Film Café event is led by Simon Young from Shorts International. Simon will offer advise on distribution links for shorts, followed by a brief Q & A.

GFEST 2010 Short Film Screening 1 @ Rich Mix Screen 3

35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA / Box Office: 020 7613 7498 / click here to book
£8.50, £6 Cons / Thurs 11 Nov @ 7.30PM and Sat 13 Nov @ 9.30PM (Approx duration: 1 hr 35 min)

EL MUEBLE DE LAS FOTOS / Spain / 2 min 10 sec


Filmmaker: Giovanni Maccelli

Description: This is a story of a perfect photograph in a 'single frame'.

About the filmmaker: Giovanni was born in Prato, Italy. He graduated in Theory and Technical Cinematographic Language from the University of Florence, he also has an MA in Cinematic Direction. He has directed nine short films and has won over ninety prizes in Italian and Spanish film festivals. Giovanni lives in Madrid, where he co-owns a production company.

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BROKEN / USA / 18 min


Filmmaker: Kent Thomas

Description: A young hustler relives his dark journey from an upper-middle class home to living and working on the street... finally revealing why he can never stop.

About the filmmaker: Kent Thomas attended film school at Columbia College in Chicago. He graduated in 1994 and in 2003 he started his own film production company. In 2006 he produced his first short 'Collision'. He is working on several short projects and his feature script.

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DELPHINIUM: A CHILDHOOD PORTRAIT OF DEREK JARMAN / USA /13 min


Filmmaker: Matthew Mishory

Description: Delphinium is a lyrical coming-of-age portrait of legendary filmmaker Derek Jarman's artistic, sexual, and political awakening in post-war England.

About the filmmaker: Matthew Mishory studied film theory and screenwriting at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a Regent Scholar and Golden Reel Award recipient. His writings on film criticism and international cinema history have been published in the Focus Media Journal, housed at MoMA in New York, and in Glitterati Magazine. His films are showcased in various festivals across the world.

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PICTURES OF ZAIN / UK / 17min


Filmmaker: Faryal

Description: A mother embarks on a journey of self-discovery after the death of her gay son - confronting her prejudices and making amends with his grieving partner on the way.

About the filmmaker: Faryal graduated from the London College of Communication with a degree in Filmmaking and worked as an Assistant Director on a number of independent films. She is currently working to develop two feature film projects.

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IDENTITY CRISIS / UK / 25 min


Filmmaker: Valeriy Eremenko

Description: John wakes up from a coma with no memory of how he got to the hospital, only to go through incidents that make him realise who he really is.

About the filmmaker: Valeriy Eremenko is a young director with broad experience in both television and film with credits for Sony Pictures, Discovery Channel, CNBC and Channel 4. As well as being an accomplished director, he has branded programmes for BBC World TV (and) BBC Persian TV. Valeriy has recently completed an MA in Film at the prestigious International Film School of Wales.

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DRUM HEART / UK / 13 min


Filmmaker: Stoo Iresen

Description: An exploration of the emotional state of a fragile young man - desperately clinging to his lover and using self destructive tactics in order to keep their relationship from ending.

About the filmmaker: Stoo Iresen trained in Film and Communications at Goldsmiths College. He is currently working on a set of related shorts depicting young men caught in various internal and external prisons. He is also currently expanding upon the technique of combining live action with animation or drawn elements.

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Short Film Screenings

GFEST 2010 Short Film Screening 2 @ Rich Mix Screen 3

35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA / Box Office: 020 7613 7498 / click here to book
£8.50, £6 Cons / Fri 12 Nov @ 7.30PM and Thurs 11 Nov @ 9.30PM (Approx duration: 1 hr 35 min)

Fri 12 Nov 2010 6:30 - 7:25PM / GFEST FILM CAFÉ @ Rich Mix Café/bar on ground floor. Entry Free

This GFEST 2010 informal Film Café event is led by James Rocarols from 'BBC Film Network'. James will outline some of the online opportunities for LGBT short filmmakers, followed by a brief Q & A.

KISS BOXING / Netherlands / 1 min


Filmmaker: Corrine Bot

Description: A boxing game in which the opponent is being knocked out - by a kiss.

About the filmmaker: Born in 1973, Corrine was educated at The Willem de Kooning Academy. An award-winning photographer and videographer, she resides in Rotterdam and exhibits in Europe, USA, Bangladesh and Cuba. GFEST 09 artist.

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MAKE A MATE / USA / 4 min


Filmmaker: Jennifer Jordan Day

Description: A lonely woman finds a magical store where she can craft her perfect mate.

About the filmmaker: Make A Mate is Jennifer's initial foray into animation. To support her film making, she works as an entertainment coordinator for concert tours and films. Jennifer met Printz and Tim, the creators of the original music for the soundtrack, whilst touring with the Black Eyed Peas.

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LA CAPRETTA DI CHAGALL (CHAGALL'S LITTLE GOAT) / Italy / 17 min


Filmmaker: Silvia Novelli

Description: A classic story of impossible love in which Emma is imaging the most unexpected...

About the filmmaker: Silvia Novelli is part of BADhOLE video project, started in 2001 in Torino, Italy. The groups work covers a wide range of social and LGBT themed issues, their motto; a laugh will bury them, informs their work and approach to film making. They were the winners of the Arcilesbica award at Omovies 2009.

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MIX BREED / Germany / 23 min


Filmmaker: Dan Borden

Description: Tom, a lonely gay man wants to be the father of a child with a lesbian couple but he finds he'll have to fight it out with two other men to be the dad.

About the filmmaker: Dan Borden is an American writer, architect and filmmaker currently living in Berlin. His films have been screened at film festivals in cities including New York, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Berlin and London.

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MOSAIC: LOVE AND MARRIAGE / UK / 25 min


Filmmaker: Michael Urwin

Description: In this inspiring documentary, four gay civil partners, in long term relationships discuss love, marriage, religion and spirituality, heroes and their hopes for the future generation.

About the filmmaker: Michael Urwin was a performer working in theatre, TV and film. On stage he has played Pip in Great Expectations and Tibalt in Romeo and Juliet. He toured the world, dancing for the Lindsay Kemp Company and starred alongside James Dreyfus in the British film Boyfriends.

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ALLES AN MIR / Germany / 25 Min


Filmmaker: Barbara S. Muller

Description: A relationship, two women standing in front of an abyss. Only one of them will succeed to free herself from dependence.

About the filmmaker: Austiran Barbara S. Muller, born 1985 studied Fine Art, Photography and Multimedia Arts at Vienna-Collegue, Austria. She has directed several short films and she is due to start an MA in Acting and Directing.

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GFEST 2010 Short Film Screening 3 @ Rich Mix Screen 3

35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA / Box Office: 020 7613 7498 / click here to book
£8.50, £6 Cons / Sat 13 Nov @ 7.30PM and Fri 12 Nov @ 9.30PM (Approx duration: 1 hr 35 min)

Sat 13 Nov 2010 6:30 - 7:25PM / GFEST FILM CAFÉ @ Rich Mix Café/bar on ground floor. Entry Free

This GFEST 2010 informal Film Café event is led by Simon Young from @Shorts International'. Simon will offer advise on distribution links for shorts, followed by a brief Q & A.

THE JONESES / UK / 13 min


Filmmaker: Moby Longinotto

Description: Platinum blonde Jheri Jones lives on a remote trailer park in Mississippi. But unbeknown to her neighbours Jheri has a secret.

About the filmmaker: Moby Longinotto studied at the National Film School, London. His graduation film, Make Me Proud won multiple awards at film festivals internationally. Since then he has worked for television and continued making films such as Waiting For Khyron for Channel 4. GFEST 08 artist

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DADDY'S BIG GIRL / USA / 17 min


Filmmaker: Reid Waterer

Description: Overweight and uninspired Mille attempts to reconcile with her gay father but his half naked companions keep getting in the way.

About the filmmaker: Upon release of his feature THE DEVIANTS, Reid Waterer, whose shorts have played at over 60 festivals, was labelled as "a talent to watch." His work can also be seen on TV & DVD in countries ranging from Spain to the Czech Republic. Waterer is also an awardwinning editor of adverts for films.

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DESIGIRLS! / USA / 18min


Filmmaker: Ishita Shrivastava

Description: Desi (of Indian origin) Girls speak out their varying experiences about the role of 'minority within minority' and diverse but often fractured immigrant South Asian LGBT issues in New York.

About the filmmaker: Ishita Srivastava grew up in New Delhi, India. After completing her MA degree in Cinema Studies and Culture and Media at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Ishita left academia to explore her passion for making documentaries. She currently lives in New York and works on the media team of a non-profit organisation called Breakthrough that uses media tools to highlight awareness of human rights issues.

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THE CHEF'S LETTER / UK / 14 min


Filmmaker: Sybil H Mair

Description: A successful chef lives his life as he runs his kitchen, but his regime of order and control is shaken when he falls in love with a young male trainee.

About the filmmaker: 'The Chef's Letter' is Sybil Mair's second short film. Having studied French and German language and literature, in her search for a more personal creative challenge, she wrote her first short film. Her films have played at over thirty film festivals world-wide and have won numerous awards.

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CANNIBALS / Spain / 19 min


Filmmaker: Juanma Carrillo

Description: A park, 10 minutes from downtown LA. Hundreds of hungry men are led by chance and stealth sex, seeking quick, furtive and self-centric explorations.

About the filmmaker: Audiovisual producer and professional photographer for a decade for numerous magazines, Juanma has participated in both collective and individual exhibitions in Paris, Brussels, Madrid and Lisbon. As a filmmaker, his short films and video creations have been seen in festivals internationally.

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PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT / UK / 13 min 34 sec


Filmmaker: Dominic Leclerc

Description: Cruising at an underground archway, Saleem and Daz embark on a dangerous, thrilling sexual adventure. A tale of loneliness and longing in the city.

About the filmmaker: Accomplished choreographer, film, television and theatre director, Dominic won the Oxford Samuel Beckett Award and was also selected to take part in the National Theatre Directors Programme. Recent director credits include; Shameless (Channel 4), Skins (E4), Holby City (BBC) and Coronation Street (ITV)

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