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Queer Love Stories on Screen

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Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly

19 Lower Regent Street

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SW1Y 4LR

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Filmmakers, distributors, and invited special guests cast a queer gaze on that most sensitive and sensual aspect of humanity: love

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Filmmakers, distributors, and invited special guests cast a queer gaze on that most sensitive and sensual aspect of humanity: love, in all its wholesome, messy, and disobedient forms. A panel that explores the love stories we are able to tell today, and the ones that are still fighting to be heard.

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Screening: Saturday 21st September 14:30 | Saturday 21st September 15:30

PANELLISTS

Loran Dunn - Delaval Film

Loran is a 2017 Screen Daily Star of Tomorrow, Long Listed BIFA Breakthrough Producer and BFI Vision Award Producer, who runs Manchester based Production Company Delaval Film, which is listed as one of the Top 50 Most creative companies in the country. With films having previously screened at festivals including Sundance, Palm Springs, London Film Festival, and the winning the Best Producer Award at BAFTA accredited Underwire Film Festival.

Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor - Founder of Joi Productions

Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor, is a producer, writer and director who has most recently produced Blue Story, written and directed by Andrew Onwubolu - Rapman, Paramount and BBC Films. Joy's second feature film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, 2016, and was also up for the IWC Filmmaker Award. She was part of the BFI Flare Mentorship Scheme 2016, in which her mentor was (and still continues to be) Ben Roberts, head of the BFI Film Fund. She runs Joi Productions, a Film production company focused on Queer, Black and Female-led work.

Layke Anderson - Actor & Film Director: Up Mankind, Dylan's Room

Layke is a British filmmaker whose films have screened in over a hundred international film festivals and won a succession of awards among them. They have found worldwide distribution on Shorts TV, Virgin Atlantic airlines and platforms such as iTunes. His debut short film, 'Dylan's Room', which screened at Raindance in 2012, made the BAFTA long-list and was nominated for a British Independent Film Award. He is currently developing his first feature film.

Kim Loliya - Sex Educator, workshop facilitator and Editor at sex+

Kim Loliya is a coach, educator and curator specialising in sexuality, pleasure and empowerment. Kim's practitioner work at The Pleasure Institute includes working with trauma, consent, shame and relationship difficulties, offering practical pathways to cultivate connection to ourselves and others in an increasingly disconnected world. Outside of her clinic, Kim is a speaker, facilitator and curator in the U.K and internationally and is the editor of sex+, a sex positive magazine that shares real stories and rewrites narratives about sex and sexuality.

Tom Abell - Founder and Managing Director of Peccadillo Pictures

In the 80’s Tom Abell worked as a videotape editor for Rank, Virgin TV, and Doublevision part of the MGMM Gropup. He edited for several of the major studios including Paramount, Warner Brothers, Universal and Columbia Tri-star where he got the hang of video distribution and in 1992 he started Dangerous to Know, the 'world's first distribution' company dedicated to LGBT films. In 2000 Tom formed Peccadillo Pictures which has become one of the UK’s most recognised Independent Distribution companies for World Cinema / Arthouse films with a strong LGBT strand.

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CHAIR: Baptiste Charles

Baptiste Charles is the curator for the Queer strand at the Raindance Film Festival, in charge of the additional feature film programming. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in management of the creative industries, with a thesis exploring representation in film and media, he has gone on to run the Raindance Postgraduate Film Degree as Programme Registrar. He also produced the hit web series “NETFL!X AND KILL” and was associate producer on the award-winning short film “Alder”.

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