Shropshire Film Festival is a charity with registration number 1168000.  The number of trustees changes from time to time, as at March 2020:

The Trustees

Peter Roscoe

(cis) gay male – pronouns he/him – title none

Peter is a retired lawyer. Perhaps it is no surprise then that the extraordinary film: ‘Victim’, 1961, (about the then prevalent blackmail of gay men), starring Dirk Bogarde (in the role of a high flying barrister) and Sylvia Syms (in the role of his wife) made a huge impression.

He has been involved with the Rainbow Film Festival for many years. Otherwise he makes presentations about  LGBTQ+  history, with a current focus on women who are a part of that history and had a connection to the county of Shropshire


Sue Gorbing

Sue Gorbing

(cis) lesbian – pronouns: she/her

Sue Gorbing has lived in Shropshire for 15 years. She was a programmer for the Rainbow Film Festival 2007 – 2010, a founder of the L Fest Cinema which she programmed 2011-2013 and one of the organisers of Shrewsbury LGBT+ History. She is a Director of SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination), a Shropshire-based Community Interest Company that aims to increase the expectation and improve the experience of LGBT+ people accessing health and social care as they age. Sue recently returned to the Rainbow Film Festival as a Trustee.


Geoff Hardy

(cis) gay male – pronouns he/him – title none

Geoff has campaigned for LGBTQ rights since Gay Liberation Front days, in 1971. He is actively involved locally, with SAND (Safe Ageing No Discrimination) and Shrewsbury LGBT History.

Geoff has been involved with Shropshire Rainbow Film Festival since it began, in 2006.

We really appreciate the support of volunteers to work with us and help with choosing films, fund raising, promotion and running our events. If you are interested in doing this please contact us.