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5 Films to Catch at the 2018 Fringe Queer Film Fest

Updated: Nov 6, 2018

Film Feature by #ChrisOlson

Hitting East London 13th - 18th November, the Fringe! Queer Film Fest will play host to a spectacular array of #LGBTQ short and feature length films. The film festival has been running since 2011 and has accrued a loyal and dedicated fan base in London, the UK, and internationally. Now #filmmakers are submitting some astonishingly impressive movies.

In this #filmfestival feature, I am giving a few snippets of 5 films to catch at the 2018 Fringe! Queer Film Fest.


When The Beat Drops

Directed by Jamal Sims, When The Beat Drops is the opening film for the Fringe! Queer Film Fest and from the look of this clip rightfully so. The film focuses on the fairly unknown American movement of Bucking and is a unique combination of sport, dance, and society. The feature length film will open the festival on Tuesday 13th of November at 8:30 PM at the Rio Cinema.

Tickets (at last check) were still available to purchase from the festival's official website - see the end of the article.


A Winter To Remember

On Wednesday 14th November, the UK premiere of A Winter To Remember will hit the Genesis Cinema at 9:00 PM. Directed by (and starring) Cecilia Venezuela Gioia, the film tells the story of Lucia, an anxious person whose new relationship with the free-spirited Olivia could open up a brand new world for her. The LGBTQ story is set in #urban Argentina and should be a delightful rom-com for audiences to enjoy.


Shorts: The Draggery And The Ecstasy

On Friday November 16th audiences can throw themselves into an array of #shortfilms at Hackney House for FREE. One of a number of short film selections at the Fringe! film festival, this particular set includes director #RobEagle's short #documentary Sixty Nine Club (trailer above) which pays tribute to Britain's oldest gay leather club.

The event should also have a Q&A so make sure you stick around for that.


The Wiz - Singalong

The Wiz singalong
The Wiz

Like your movies interactive? Be part of the audience at this singalong event at the Rio Cinema on Friday 16th November. The 1978 film directed by Dir Sidney Lumet, starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, and Lena Horne is sure to bring in a big and enthusiastic crowd.

Viewers are advised that dress-up is encouraged (pretty much mandatory).


Wild Nights With Emily

Wild Nights With Emily
Wild Nights With Emily

And of course, the closing film, Wild Nights With Emily directed by Madeleine Olnek. Starring Molly Shannon and Amy Seimetz, this American production is sure to see the Fringe! Queer Film Fest off in style. A film about the secret life of Emily Dickinson, the film has already scooped up numerous awards and festival nominations across the globe.

Playing at the Genesis Cinema on Sunday 18th November at 8:30 PM.


And there you have it, a small selection of the fantastic films being shown at the 2018 #Fringe! Queer Film Fest. For more details of their event this year as well as links to where you can buy tickets, head over to

If you are planning on attending the movie and would like to review the films you see, check out the video below...



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