The first FilmPride festival, presented by Latest Group CIC in partnership with Brighton & Hove Pride and supported by Peter Tatchell, took place in July and August 2019.
Brighton & Hove Pride is one of the biggest Pride festivals in the world, and The Guardian describes it as “The country’s most popular LGBT event”.
The Pride Arts, Culture and Film programme ran from 22nd July – 4th August 2019 and included the Stonewall50 exhibition at the Jubilee Library, exhibitions by LGBTQ+ artists at the Black & Minority Ethnic Community Partnership (BMECP) Centre in Brighton as well as displays and installations across the city, and FilmPride was an exciting new addition to this diverse programme.
FilmPride ran from Sunday 28th July to Sunday 4th August 2019 and showcased some fantastic, not-to-be-missed events:
Sunday 28th July:
– Shorts Out! – the LGBTQ+ short film festival, showcasing the best global LGBTQ+ short films, animations and documentaries, under the themes of Family (2pm), Self (4pm) and Love (6pm).
Monday 29th July:
6pm: “Queer but Here” – campaigning kids on TV with the Longhill School LGBTU
The best moments from the Longhill School Youth LGBTU Group’s chat show, where they interviewed prominent local LGBTQ+ figures.
8.30pm: Performance by Mo Kenney, 19-year-old singer/songwriter and LGBTQ+ role model
Tuesday 30th July:
– 7pm: Drag Queens are More Political than Ever – drag queen Jason Sutton in conversation with Mike Mendoza, followed by the live recording of “Miss Jason’s House Party – the Great British Gadabout”, to be broadcast on Brighton & Hove’s Latest TV
Wednesday 31st July:
– 6pm: BANNED – feature film festival showcasing the work of international filmmakers who have been imprisoned because of their films (screenings at 6pm, 8pm & 10pm) – £5 per screening
Thursday 1st August:
– LGBT Pride Quiz
Friday 2nd August:
– Indigo Club – award-winning live music and comedy, hosted by Hannah Brackenbury