Time to POUT again, like you did last summer…Yes indeed, POUTfest returns, bigger, better, bolder and brighter, so come join us for one incredible summer of exceptional LGBTQI films!
The POUTfest tour is hitting the road, with films being shown in over 50 venues across Britain. Supported by the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery, Peccadillo’s POUTfest tour aims to develop and diversify audiences and content across the UK. It is an important chance to grow a national audience for new LGBT cinema, with emphasis on providing access to regional audiences who in many cases have not previously been able to enjoy LGBT cinema locally.
Films featured this year include Departure, Holding the Man, The Girl King and more. A highlight of the festival will be Boys on Film 15 – Time and Tied: a selection of British short films from the some of the UK’s emerging gay filmmakers.With work from award-winning directors, there are many familiar faces featured including Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Cucumber, Happy Valley), Tommy Knight (Sarah Jane Adventures, Waterloo Road), Nigel Havers (The Charmer, Coronation Street), comedy legend Barry Cryer, trans advocate Jake Graf (The Danish Girl), Nicholas Gleaves (Waterloo Road), Leon Lopez (recently seen as Linford Short in EastEnders), and the incomparable Julian Clary. Many of the filmmakers will be in attendance at the screenings nationwide.
You can find out more about POUTfest on the POUTfest website, or buy tickets to showings near you on the POUTfest Tour site.