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Wednesday 8th September 2021

QUEER FREEDOM: Presented by Oska Bright

— Bricks
An exploration of the intersection of queerness and disability with films about gender, friendships, and the importance of language.
price: Headfirst Tickets

Information:

START TIME: 19:20
DURATION: 52 Minutes

SHORT FILM PROGRAMME: OSKA BRIGHT LEARNING DISABILITY FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS: QUEER FREEDOM
An exploration of the intersection of queerness and disability with films about gender, friendships, and the importance of language. This strand was founded by learning disabled Head Programmer Matthew Hellett, who wanted to see better representation of queer learning disabled people on screen. "

JOHN AND MICHAEL
D: Shira Avni
This animated short pays tribute to two men with Down syndrome who shared an intimate relationship that deeply affected the filmmaker.

LIFE ON TWO SPECTRUMS
D: Elizabeth-Valentina Sutton
Life on Two Spectrums explores the experiences of members of the LGBTQ+ community with Autism and Asperger's syndrome.

PILI AND ME
D: Ignacio Garcia Sanchez
A doc about self, identity and the roles we are given seen through three generations of home movies.

VERSIONS
D: Matthew Kennedy
A film about ‘individual identities’ and ‘family ties’, Versions takes you through the biological and the unknown through the use of collage and silhouettes.

BORN TO DANCE WITH AN EXTRA CHROMOSONE
D: Nikolay Nikolov
Drag Syndrome are superstars who have entirely changed the conversation about Down’s syndrome and drag, encouraging us all to embrace our inner diva. "

LIPSTICK FIGHTS
D: Jon Mitchell
Poetry, visuals and soundscape combine to explore gender and the filmmaker's deeply personal struggle with his own identity.

ENID & VALERIE
D: Matthew Kennedy & Vitoria Bastos
A short venture into the dreams of lone spinster, Valerie, where she meets Enid (a witch). Could this be the start of an unlikely friendship?

LOVING OUR LANGUAGE: PRIDE IN DISABILITY CULTURE
D: Jen Sungshine & David Ng
This film explores queerness and disability, looking at the ways that culture and language are also part and parcel of many other communities.

VAF 2018
D: Jessica Laurent
Two girls in two countries are not as different as they seem to be. Can the VAF green dog help them to realise that?"
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TICKETS
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 info@palacefilmfest.org 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.

£2
• I frequently stress about meeting basic* needs and don’t always achieve them.
• I have debt and it sometimes prohibits me from meeting my basic needs.
• I rent lower-end properties or have unstable housing.
• I sometimes can’t afford transport or petrol for my car.
• I am unemployed or underemployed.
• I qualify for government and/or voluntary assistance including: food banks and benefits.
• I have no access to savings.
• I have no or very limited expendable** income.
• I rarely buy new items because I am unable to afford them.
• I cannot afford a holiday or have the ability to take time off without financial burden.

£4 / £6
• I may stress about meeting my basic needs but still regularly achieve them.
• I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.
• I can afford public transport and I can afford petrol.
• I am employed.
• I have access to health care.
• I have some expendable income.
• I am able to buy some new items and I buy others second hand.
• I can take a holiday annually or every few years without financial burden.

£8
• I am comfortably able to meet all of my basic needs.
• I may have some debt but it does not prohibit attainment of basic needs.
• I own my home or property or I rent a higherend property.
• I can afford public and private transport. If I have a car/access to a car I can afford petrol.
• I have regular access to healthcare.
• I have access to financial savings.
• I have an expendable** income.
• I can always buy new items.
• I can afford an annual holiday or take time off.

*BASIC NEEDS include food, housing, clothing and transportation.
**EXPENDABLE INCOME might mean you are able to buy coffee or tea at a shop, go to the cinema or a concert, buy new clothes, books and similar items each month, etc.
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THE PALACE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
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!
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VENUE
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.

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Accessibility

- The film festival will be fully accessible.
- There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor.
- Some but not all short film screenings will be accompanied with Audio Description subtitling
- All feature film screenings will be accompanied by a live BSL translator
- To discuss any access requirements/ check set up or opening time questions email stannes@bricksbristol.org or phone 07709 264 201.
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THE CUBE PLAYER
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: www.palacefilmfest.org

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QUEER FREEDOM: Presented by Oska Bright at Bricks
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