The program for this year’s LFEST Lesflicks Film Festival has been announced, with a range of short films and feature documentaries.
The annual lesbian film festival forms part of the LFEST music, art, and comedy festival in Llandudno, Wales – the largest lesbian arts festival in the UK.
Normally featuring three days of quality short and feature lesbian films in a cinema, LFEST has again had to postpone its big in-person event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like last year, Lesflicks will be taking the film festival part of the event online and making it global.
Fans of women-loving-women stories and films made by LBTQ+ content creators can come together and support these films, as well as virtually sharing the experience with other film fans around the world.
The short film program includes the collections Representation, Phantasmal Tales, The Truth, Between You & I, Real Love, and LOL.
The films range from romance and comedy to fantasy.
The documentary Once a Fury profiles former members of the Furies, a notorious 1970s lesbian separatist collective that published a national newspaper and planned to seize state power.
Park View explores the impact of the 1990 homophobic murder of Talana Kreeger.
The film festival is curated and run by Lesflicks with a focus on shorts and features that celebrate being female and being lesbian in all its guises, shapes, and sizes.
All six shorts programs and feature-length film screenings will take place online via the Lesflicks Video-On-Demand platform between 9 and 11 July.
Across these three days, Lesflicks will also be hosting watch-along events, with audience discussion as well as live Q&A discussions with the filmmakers.
Screenings will be repeated to allow audiences to join the watch-along events at a time that suits them in their part of the world.
For the first time, the audience will also be able to vote for their favourite film of the festival, with the most popular film named the Best of LFEST.
The most popular film in each shorts collection will also by voted by audiences, and the festival favourite will be chosen by the programming team.
Tickets to the online festival will be available from 9 July.