Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Fest 2019

12 - 17th November, East London

https://www.fringefilmfest.com/

We’re excited to share news of this year’s access provision. We’ve really stepped up accessibility and are delighted to announce a series of events and workshops featuring closed captioning and subtitles, BSL interpretation and audio description services. We are also training up our brilliant team of volunteers to be more aware of the requirements of people with disabilities, chronic illness and/or neurodivergency and hope to create a more accessible environment for everyone. 

All but one of our screenings are held in wheelchair accessible venues, and our main hub has disabled parking bays. Our eventual aim is full access for everyone, so please do come and support us on our journey and feel free to give us any constructive feedback or suggestions!

As always, many of our screenings are free (because economic access is also important) but these will sell out quickly so please get your tickets soon. Alternatively, contact Theresa our access co-ordinator at [email protected] who can reserve seating and disabled parking bays, and assist with any access requirements you may have. 

 

TRANSFINITE

WED NOV 13, 19:00

FILM,Q+A, CASTLE CINEMA, £10

BSL Interpretation

Fully subtitled or closed captioned

PLEASE NOTE: THIS VENUE IS NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE 

Entrancing, sensual and brimming with witchy vibes, this hybrid-fiction-animation is about infinite ways of being and reclaiming Trans stories to transcend labels. 

 

SHORTS: SURVIVE & THRIVE

FRI NOV 15, 19:00

FILM, STOKE NEWINGTON LIBRARY GALLERY, FREE

BSL Interpretation

Fully subtitled or closed captioned

An illustration of the many ways queer people are forced to engage with, and overcome, the narratives, perceptions and structures that shape our experiences. 

 

SHORTS: TAINTED LOVE

FRI NOV 15, 21:30

FILM, STOKE NEWINGTON TOWN HALL, FREE

BSL Interpretation

Fully subtitled or closed captioned

The human heart is a minefield that should be navigated with caution... but where would be the fun in that? 

 

(W/HOLE)

FRI NOV 15, 21:30

FILM, STOKE NEWINGTON LIBRARY GALLERY, £6 / £6 CON

Audio described - please request headset at box office or in advance

Fully subtitled or closed captioned

 

A complete sensory exploration on all levels, powerful, moving and raw. This series of beautifully made, tender, smart, super-sexxxxy shorts is created by queer/feminist porn collective AORTA films. 

 

SHORTS: A HOLE NEW WORLD WITH YOU

SAT NOV 16, 13:30

FILM, STOKE NEWINGTON TOWN HALL, FREE

BSL Interpretation

Fully subtitled or closed captioned

Queer people have always imagined a world different from our own where we can live and love freely. The oft quoted Jose Munoz’ ‘Cruising…’ says, ‘Queerness is not here yet’, and in these trying times, LGBTIQA+ folk lovingly remind one another that imagining a positive future is necessary for survival. 

SHORTS: (DEEP) INTO YOU

SAT NOV 16, 19:00

FILM, STOKE NEWINGTON TOWN HALL, FRE

Fully subtitled or closed captioned

We know you have been waiting the whole year for this holy and sen(se)xual celebration of tantalising and erotic stories in short form. 

 

BLINDSIDED

SUN NOV 17, 16:00

FILM, STOKE NEWINGTON TOWN HALL, £6

Fully subtitled or closed captioned

Audio described - please request a headset at box office or in advance

Diagnosed with Usher’s Syndrome at the age of thirteen, Patricia lives with a condition that ultimately leads to partial or total blindness and deafness. Yet the inevitability of her medical condition doesn’t chip away at her fierceness and sense of humour. 

 

WORKSHOPS: Presented in partnership with The Love Tank

PREP UP!

SAT NOV 16, 17:30

WORKSHOP,Q+A, STOKE NEWINGTON TOWN HALL- LOVE HUB, FREE

BSL Interpretation

Been thinking about starting PrEP? Want to know more or have questions? Come along!

 

ACTIVISM SPEED DATING

SAT NOV 16, 19:30

TALK,WORKSHOP, STOKE NEWINGTON TOWN HALL- LOVE HUB, FREE

BSL Interpretation

Ever wanted to get involved in one of the queer activist groups in London? Come and find out how!

 

BI AND MIGHTY

SUN NOV 17, 13:0

TALK, STOKE NEWINGTON TOWN HALL- LOVE HUB, FREE

BSL Interpretation

The Sunday session kicks off with a raucous panel of bisexual advocates, showing how they put the bi into visibility. 

 

WHY IS OUR SEX AND SEXUAL HEALTH SO SANITISED?

SUN NOV 17, 17:30

TALK,Q+A, STOKE NEWINGTON TOWN HALL- LOVE HUB, FREE

BSL Interpretation

This interactive panel explores how and why ‘sex’ has been taken out of ‘sexual health’...