GENDER - Short Film Programme - PIFF 2021 at Bricks
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A event on Wednesday 8th September. The event starts at 18:00.

DURATION: 70 minutes,

Living beyond the binary can be as liberating as it is challenging. These films depict the nuance and shifting realities of queer gender identities.

This programme is repeated on Saturday 11th at 13:00, followed by a Q+A with director of Non-Binary, Arnold Tam.

An experimental documentary utilizing archival footage, digital glitch, chemical abstraction, and direct animation to explore the intricacies of the artist’s relationship with their late uncle, Pastor Doug Seidel. This film is an elegy for a family member who found their, and your, queerness an abomination.

Sissy Fatigue follows the insidious transformation of a seductive blonde woman into a rage fuelled, bald creature. Bold and shameless, this is a film that casts off expected femininity with delight.

A documentary on gender identity and punk music with lead musician of the British band Forrest Flowers, Noel Oganyan. In an intimate conversation he speaks openly about how his identity impacts his art.

Not Your Fetish explores the fetishisation of identity and the role that social media, porn and the fashion industry play in perpetuating it. Three people share their varied experiences.

Manity confronts us with a rumination on the torment of the self, the self’s relation to the body, and how the body is perceived by others.

What even is a man? Why can't I wear a dress? Fuck it. Let's have sex and worry about it later.

The world as we know it is a binary one, a world so divided into left or right, right or wrong, he or she. This short fashion themed documentary tells the story of how gender neutral model Timmy Ng explores the middle ground between two genders, to stand up for not “he” or “she”, but “me”.

Counter-Charge explores the shifting psychologies and gender dynamics of playing the 1989 adult computer game Leisure Suit Larry. An emotive story told through retro graphic animation.

All tickets to both our physical and online screenings are available through Headfirst via our website, or at the Bricks Bristol Box Office during the film festival. Tickets for most events are on a sliding scale of £2, £4, £6 or £8. Choose what to pay based on your circumstances. We ask that you be honest with yourself about your financial situation. This allows us to provide financial flexibility to those who need it most and makes PIFF affordable to more people alongside sustaining the festival and supporting queer filmmakers. If you have any questions about what you should pay, please get in touch via [email protected] or ask one of our volunteers on the day. Free tickets are available too, just email / message us and there will be no questions asked.

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• I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.
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The Palace International Film Festival, Bristol’s annual LGBTQIA+ cinematic event, happening 8th – 12th September at Bricks in St Anne’s, will be showcasing 100+ queer shorts, feature films, performances, workshops, virtual reality and a film archive exhibition!


All events and screenings will take place at our new home, Bricks Bristol, located at St Anne's House.

Getting to Bricks:
- No. 36 Bus runs from Bristol City Centre to our front door every 30 minutes. First Bus 36 Timetable
- 20-minute walk from Lawrence Hill train station (via Feeder Road)
- 8-minute cycle ride from Bristol Temple Meads station (via Feeder Road). Get to BTM by Ferry, Bus or Train.
- Car park access, though active travel is encouraged where possible.



- The film festival will be fully accessible.
- There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
- To discuss any access requirements/ check set up or opening time questions email [email protected] or phone 07709 264 201.


If you have purchased an online ticket, we will also be screening our short programme & Q&A's across The Cube Player portal. The details will be sent via an online ticket link.

Find out more about The Palace International Film Festival from our website:

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