Discover 36 films (16 features, 4 documentaries and 16 shorts), including 7 UK Premieres from 13 countries brought to you by Queer East – the festival fostering and promoting a cultural understanding about the queer Asian community.
Film, television and video games
British Council is seeking a British or UK-based curator to create and co-produce the next edition of its online-only platform for supporting creativity in digital art, PlayUK. With a focus on new work, proposals should come from individuals or collectives for a programme to showcase, exchange knowledge and share new practices in the process of game-making that connects UK and Western Balkan creatives.
Poet Yomi Sode interviews Hafsah Aneela Bashir and Anthony Joseph about first albums and guilty pleasures in his popular and insightful series that has reached tens of thousands via Instagram Live in recent months.
For September and October 2020 we’ve invited the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellows to take over the Jerwood Arts channels.
British Council has partnered with BFI Network/BFI Flare for a second year to offer three commissions of up to £20,000 to make an LGBTIQ+ themed short film in an international collaboration between filmmakers from the UK, African continent and Middle East. The grant will cover all stages of production, delivery of materials and team travel. The three films will be eligible to screen at BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival in March 2021.
Manchester International Festival (MIF) has announced Virtual Factory, a new series of artistic commissions inviting artists to create online and digital work that responds to The Factory, the landmark cultural space currently under construction, which will be MIF’s permanent home.
SXSW is running an online-only panel programme as a replacement for the cancelled 2020 festival, available live for this year's registrants on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11am Central Time.
SXSW is also archiving its conversations, interviews and Q & As on YouTube the day after each broadcast. Subjects range across interactive, film and music with topics that affect design, mental health, tech, VR, literature and activism.
Film has the power to change lives – and even save them. No surprise, then, that moving images have played an important role in one of the world’s greatest public health services.
Doc’n Roll Film Festival has launched Doc'n Roll TV, a pay-per-view video on demand platform with a wide-range of music documentaries. This follows the postponed UK regional tour set to begin on 25 March 2020, and the festival's biggest-ever.
Watch the current selection of music documentaries here.
Like its big-screen big brother, Doc’n Roll TV’s mission is to show some love and respect to the ever-growing number of great music documentaries that the big platforms dismiss as too adventurous, or too niche.