Venue: The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5HY
Date: 26th February (LGBT History Month Event)
A packed house of queer women and the occasional man sat down to this exciting and diverse film programme for an evening of celebrating grass roots, queer visibility on screen.
In a relaxed, busy (but not over crowded) bar, fed with vegan food and cupcakes, the audience was treated to some real gems in a programme that was as eclectic as the audience watching it.
The emphasis was on short, community inspired films, and the commanility that they all explored what it means to be on the queer spectrum. This did not stop the content being diverse in theme, emotion and subject matter (from self harm to poptastic). The programme was lovingly put together by Theresa following the open call for submissions.
Particularly enjoyable were ‘I, Lesbian’ by Julia Beloborodova who was around for a Q&A session, and who’s delightfully funny take on perspectives of lesbianism and the lenses through we which see ourselves had depth and humour and 'The Devotion Project' series whose true stories of couples that have come together under different circumstances and stood the test of time made us all aspire to healthy life long loves.
This was the 2nd mini queer film festival Wotever has held, and they announced another in July. With an open call for submissions it’s a real opportunity for budding queer filmmakers to get their work viewed by a receptive audience. You are encouraged to put your comments, thoughts, ideas on film and enter. Keep an eye on woteverworld.com for more information.