While the UK capital has the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, for the last few years east London has gotten its own queer film fest, Fringe! The third outing has now been announced, with a mix of queer film, alongside high-energy creative events, art happenings, oddball performance, discussion and debate at venues all over east London.
The announcement say the fest will include an exclusive collaboration with Bruce La Bruce; the first showing of the London chapter of Travis Mathews’ saucy ‘In Their Room’ series (shot during last year’s festival); a major enhanced screening chosen by Fringe! audiences; a gay film salon and sex workshops in an old Catholic girls’ school; vintage lesbian TV screenings; a pop-up genderqueer barber shop, and – supported by Film London – a special programme that focuses on the hidden worlds of two less-visible gay communities.
With more than 20 films, a dozen events, art exhibitions and three major parties, the four day festival hopes to be a blast of high-energy queer fun. The festival is pulled together by volunteers, hosted by three major cinemas and many events will be cheap or free.
So when is all this going on? Well, if you’re in London, clear your diary for Thursday 11th- Sunday 14th April 2013. You can find out more at the fest’s website, with the full programme announced on 18th March 2013 (tickets will be on sale from mid-March).