The aim of the pilot project is to showcase LGBT+ film, and recruit a group of young, passionate LGBT+ cineastes who will meet regularly to discuss films they’ve seen, explore the themes raised and contribute to the selection of films to be screened at the cinema in the future. It is hoped that the group will continue to meet and help curate a regular strand of LGBT+ films.
The project will start with a series of screenings of LGBT+ films in the lead up to Edinburgh Pride, which this year takes place on the 16 June. Each film will be introduced by Dan Brown from MASH Cinema who will also be around to meet anyone interested in getting involved with the young LGBT+ film group.
The titles being shown in the run up to Pride include:
The young LGBT+ film group will then meet regularly over the next 8 weeks to discuss films and grow their skills and expertise – they will have the opportunity to meet film critics, film programmers and marketing experts who will give them industry tips on how to review, select and promote films for the strand.
Meeting dates are 21, 28 June, 12, 26 July, 2, 9, 16 and 23 August – 6pm – 8pm.
Any young LGBT+ film fans aged 18-25 who would like to get involved should come along to one of the screenings or get in touch with Dan via email.
‘Out at The Cameo’ is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network. Film Hub Scotland is funded by BFI and Creative Scotland and led by Glasgow Film.