Screen 25 welcomes QueerBee

Last Wednesday we welcomed QueerBee Film Festival to our regular programming with Faith; a selection of short films exploring themes around religion in the LGBT communities. Faith features 9 shorts in total, which dived into the broad subject of faith in a plethora of insightful ways.

  Out Of Love  explores the reconciling of three women's sexuality with their faith.

Out Of Love explores the reconciling of three women's sexuality with their faith.

The films featured a number of different styles which included intimate documentaries, hard hitting dramas, and shorts with a lighter comedic edge. Two of the stand out documentaries featured were Out of Love and Medulla Oblonga, which both explored the direct impacts of the subjects' personal lives as a result of religion and faith. Giving the audience a direct monologue of their experiences, whilst also exploring some very honed and creative filmmaking by the respective directors, to bring the dialog to life.

The dramas provided a refreshing mix of worldwide cinema, from Canada, the UK, the USA, and even a subtitled film from Spain, displaying QueerBee’s initiative to be open to any kind of submission that showcases LGBT short film.

 Jac Nunns director of QueerBee answers questions from the Screen25 audience. 

Jac Nunns director of QueerBee answers questions from the Screen25 audience. 

After the shorts QueerBee director Jac Nunns gave a insightful Q&A, sharing some interesting facts and trivia about the shorts, as well as sharing how the programme's theme of faith became the subject for the screening. She then lead onto where QueerBee will go in the future and told us about other themes they would like to explore, beyond faith. To keep up with QueerBee, be sure to follow them on Facebook.

Join Sceen25 next Wednesday for Kathryn Bigelow’s epic drama Detroit.

Joshua Andrews