“Finding their Narratives”
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We could be parents Short film (Sweden, English subtitles)
dir, writer: Björn Elgerd, producer, co-director: David Färdmar (GFEST 2011, 2014 filmmaker) /14 mins
Starring: Bjorn Elgerd
Erik’s boyfriend Marely has left him. Erik tries to get him back by making this movie to explain that the only reason he offered himself for paid sex so that they could afford to become parents one day. Trailer
Smalltown Boy Short doc film (UK)
dir: Moby Longinotto /13 mins
A GFEST 2008 film – 10th anniversary special
David has never felt at home in his small town in the countryside. The locals in his rural home refuse to accept him. As a 15 year old gay boy he is always been shunned, bullied and rejected. But now David plans to show everyone in the village that he’s proud of who he is.
Chained Short doc film (USA)
dir: Betsy Kalin /14 mins
A GFEST 2011 film – 10th anniversary special
From Victorian pocket watches to Zoot Suit style to motorcycle necessity, wallet chains have evolved over the years to become more than a trend in lesbian culture.
Dusk Short film (UK)
dir: Jake Graf (GFEST 2014, 2016 filmmaker) / 15 mins
Starring: Mark Brent, Victoria Emslie, Elaine Hallam
Growing up in 1950s England in an intolerant and uninformed world, young Chris Winters struggles to fit into the gender roles dictated by wider society. Chris meets dream woman Julie, and life lightens a little, but the growing feeling that theirs is a life half lived haunts Chris. Chris is finally struck by the realisation that for some decisions there is no right answer, and that it’s those that truly define us. Trailer
Finding Home Short doc film (UK)
dir: Veronica McKenzie camera: Fahmida Islam
editor: Julia Fecchio / 32 mins
Agnes Bognar, Ignacho (Nacho) Diaz Vazquez, Nathaniel Oyinloye, Richard Muhenda, Juliet Nangobi and Stephen Ofwono talk about “Finding Home” – the stories of LGBTQI Asylum seekers and Migrants from Uganda, Hungary and Spain, who under difficult circumstances came to the UK, and triumphed in building new lives.
88 mins run + a filmmakers Q&A
If you like this, please also check GFEST 2017 films on 20 Nov / 21 Nov / 22 Nov / 24 Nov / and GFEST 2017 performances on 25 Nov.