Preview: QFilm Weekender brings celebration of queer film to Northampton

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The QFilm Weekender (QFW), an annual three-day film festival celebrating queer cinema, is to return to Northampton Filmhouse for the third time.

From 8th to 10th November, the QFilm Weekender festival will host a range of full-length and short films from around the world that explore a variety of LGBTQIA+ issues.

And Then We Danced, an acclaimed Georgian-Swedish coming-of-age drama which previously screened at Cannes Film Festival, will open the weekender. The festival will further feature this year’s Cannes award-winning Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Other highlights of the programme include Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw That Girl), the first Bollywood feature that portrays a lesbian relationship and Molly Hewitt’s feature debut Holy Trinity, which tells the story of a queer femme dominatrix who can speak to the dead.

There’s also Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth, a documentary about Freddy McConnell, a prominent transgender man who made headlines for his decision to give birth to a child. Seahorse will also be followed by a Q&A with McConnell.

The festival is funded by the British Film Institute’s Film Audience Network.

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Programme and tickets

The festival programme can be found on the Northampton Filmhouse website, where tickets for screenings of the festival films are also available.

What’s more, there is a Festival Pass available that enables festival-goers to watch 10 festival films for a discounted price of £70.

In addition, thanks to Northampton Borough Council, tickets for Changing the Game, a documentary about transgender teenage athletes, are available at a special discounted price of £3 for 15-25-year-olds.

Feature image: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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