The films will be screened on 6 and 7 August in celebration of Brighton & Hove Pride


FilmPride, Brighton & Hove Pride’s official LGBTQIA+ film festival, is collaborating with We Are Fabuloso in Preston Park this weekend. We Are Fabuloso is Brighton & Hove Pride’s principal fundraiser for the Brighton Rainbow Fund. On 6 and 7 August, film screenings will be hosted during both the afternoon and evening. The FilmPride tent will be located in the Community Village, Preston Park, throughout Brighton & Hove Pride.

The programme for this Saturday consists of three parts: Family, from 2.30pm to 3.45pm, Self (Part 1), from 4.15pm to 6pm, and FilmPride 2021 – Bitesize, from 6.30pm to 8.15pm. The line-up on Sunday differs slightly in terms of timings and themes. The second and final day kicks off with Love (Part 1) from 1.30pm to 3.05pm, followed by Self (Part 2) from 3.30pm to 5.10pm, and then Self (Part 2) from 3.30pm to 5.10pm.

The weekend festival ends with a feature film starting at 8pm. Maisie, directed by Lee Cooper, promises to be an enlightening and intimate portrayal of Maisie Trollette, Britain’s oldest drag act. The film follows Maisie preparing for their 85th birthday and meeting America’s 87-year-old Darcelle XV, the Guinness World Record holder for the oldest drag performer. 

Deborah Espect, Festival Director of FilmPride, commented that “after two years delivering our content online, we’re very excited to finally be able to bring the work of talented queer independent filmmakers to live audiences. We have a wide selection of short films, documentaries and animations on a range of topics, from all corners of the world. We’re celebrating all aspects of queer life; our passions, our fights, our struggles, our unity and differences.”

All the films being screened will include English subtitles as well as a BSL interpreter present for each introduction. The film festival promises to offer a wide variety of stories, mediums and genres, with something for everyone to enjoy. 

You can watch a trailer for the festival here.

Find out more information on the festival’s website.

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