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15:45 Doors Open

Following on from the Last Frame Smartphone Film Festival, we'll be continuing our phone-made theme with a screening of modern classic Tangerine and a panel looking to queer, underground filmmaking.

16:00 - 16:20 LGBTQ+ Shorts - LFSFF19 SHOWCASE

Dix Pix - UK, English with subtitles. Dir. Steven Fraser

Welcome to the World - USA, English. Dir. Albert M. Chan

La Berenjena - UK, Spain. Spanish with English subtitles. Dir. Gsus Lopez

16:20 - 17:50 Tangerine (15) USA 2015 Dir Sean Baker 88 mins

Shot entirely on an iPhone 5s, Tangerine follows Sin-Dee Rella, a transgender sex worker in Hollywood who discovers her boyfriend, and pimp, has been cheating on her during her brief time in prison. Content notice: strong language, sex, sex references, drug use.

' example of low-budget filmmaking at its best, proof that there is really no excuse to not be making movies if youʼve got a smartphone in your pocket' - Little White Lies

Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion with queer filmmakers and programmers looking at the relationship between DIY and queer filmmaking. Stick around and ask some questions.

17:50 - 18:30 Panel Discussion

HAKEEM KAZEEM - Hakeem Kazeem is one of the cofounders of The Batty Mama a black Queer mixed media and performing arts organisation that aims to pay, promote and facilitate Black Queer Arts, Images, Voices & Stories. As the former Film Programmer & Cinema coordinator for 3 years at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Assistant Programmer for Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest and co-organiser Of annual Mental Health Cabaret Too Black Too Queer Hakeem brings a Knowledge Of Black Cinema across the diaspora and understands the ability for films to empower and create transformative experiences for audiences and film makers alike.

AMY COOP - Amy is an award-winning filmmaker with 20 years experience as a Producer, Director and Assistant Director. She started as a runner in 1999, formed her production company Angelic Films in 2001 and with them has made more than 175 commercials, promos and brand films. She has worked extensively as an AD on Drama and Feature productions, from indies to major studio features. She has also produced and directed several short films, including the award-winning ‘The Treehouse’, supported by the BFI and Creative England. Her most recent short film ‘Annabel Lee’ will be on the festival circuit in 2019/20. Most recently she has been directing ‘Hollyoaks’ for Lime Pictures/Channel 4 and ‘Doctors’ for BBC1.

CARINE KOLEILAT - Carine Koleilat is a filmmaker and a sound engineer. Before moving to London she worked in the Lebanese film industry as a production fixer and assistant producer for most foreign film productions shot in Lebanon. In 2011 Carine graduated with a postgraduate Filmmaking Diploma at the London Film Academy where she focused on directing and sound recording for film. Soon after she established her own production company Blue Fox Studios together with her partner and started working in Broadcast Television as a multi-skilled broadcast operator. Since then Blue Fox Studios has been involved in over 300 projects as a post-production facility and a production-house for audio visual content.

THERESA HEATH is a PhD candidate at King’s College London researching queer film festivals and cinema. She produced the Wotever DIY Film Festival between 2012-2016 and is now access officer at Fringe Queer Film and Arts Fest. 


Panel facilitated by Cheap Cuts Documentary Film Festival & Last Frame Club. 

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‘This event is part of Leytonstone Loves Film. Leytonstone Loves Film is produced by the Barbican in partnership with local residents and organisations and supported by the Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019. Full programme:

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