Short Film: (Saturday Morning Shorts – 17th Oct 2015). Trevor’s life has become a void, following the passing of his wife and long term companion, Doris. A chance encounter in the park with a mysterious stranger equally troubled by his own past jarringly reawakens him, and forces both men to once again start to live.
Absolutely nothing to do with Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival, but great to see another film with LGBTQ characters showing at a local cinema without our involvement. A mysterious fainting epidemic develops amongst the pupils of a strict English girls school. Using the phenomena as a catalyst to confront the authority figures around her, schoolgirl Lydia forces old secrets to rise to the surface and finds herself facing a truth she never expected.
Short Film: (Saturday Morning Shorts – 17th Oct 2015). A warm and fuzzy interview of two people in love.
This years festival will take place from Friday 16th October to Sunday 18th October.
The programme will released soon.
Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival is delighted in securing a Birmingham Pride LGBT Community Grant. Following the success of Birmingham Pride raising £75,136 last year (2014), a Pride Trust was independently formed to award a number of grants to LGBT community groups in the coming months and years.
1st December 2015 – The Hive. In this compelling documentary, five HIV-positive gay men spend a week preparing for their first solo parachute jump.
Peter Scott-Presland was on great form: entertaining and informative. He read from personal accounts in the book, which was riveting. A really good discussion followed and a number of books were sold. A big ‘Thank you’ to Peter, who put so much into making the event a success and Maria and Karen at Two Fat Rascals for hosting it.
We are eager this year to feature a number of screening outside Shrewsbury as requested in some of the feedback forms during previous festival weekends.
Is there a community hall, local cinema or other suitable venue you would like the festival to come to? Is there an organisation you would like us to present to? Do get in touch and we will do our best.
Every year we are delighted to welcome film directors and guest speakers from all over the world to our festival. However, as the film festival gets more and more popular we are running out of spare bed space. To volunteer a bed space or your time please get in touch.
A selection of our photos from the 2014 Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival.