Queer Media Festival 2018 – 3rd & 4th Nov
At Why Don’t You…?, the first event as part of the 5th Queer Media Festival, discover how you can become an innovative storyteller creating LGBTQ stories using the new digital platforms of virtual reality, mobile filmmaking and podcasting.
Learn hands on from industry experts how to utilise digital to tell your story. Enjoy a creative mix of inspiring talks and engaging workshops aiming to encourage and inspire you with the skills to refresh representation and the way that LGBTQ narratives are told. Click for tickets!
In the evening we are back at HOME arts centre with a screening of a work in progress documentary. Deep In Vogue celebrates the colourful, queer, emotional and political stories of Northern Vogue and its people. Synonymous with the black, gay ballrooms of 1980s New York this documentary asks why we need Vogue in Manchester now more than ever. Click for tickets!
Queer Media Festival are delighted to present a screening of Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender: Director’s Cut plus drag performances from Jack the Lad and Vin Dicktiv as Freddie Mercury.
Freddie Mercury was one of the most charismatic, complex and fascinating characters in British rock music. Using extensive unseen archive footage, this film celebrates the man who was very different to his flamboyant onstage public persona the week the Queen biopic is released.
Dress to impress in black and white! Click for tickets!
The festival closes with a screening of the film – Teddy Award nominated documentary – Shakedown (2017), in collaboration with Black Gold Arts Festival, that chronicles explicit performances in an underground black lesbian club in Los Angeles. Filmed from 2002 – 2015 the story functions as a legend where money is both myth and material. The hostess for the evening, Hip Hop artist extraordinaire Onye OneDa Ezeh and House Of Ghetto, Manchester’s premier Vogue house, will bring a unique and special live performance experience complimenting the documentary. Click for tickets!