March is upon us and it’s a great month for LGBT film festival around the world. So in the first in a monthly series here at /bent, we’re offering a directory of some of the most notable festivals to get your queer cinema on over the next 4 weeks. And if you click on the hyperlinks on each film, you’ll graciously be led to coverage care of either /bent or Indiewire.
Programming Highlights: Mo’Nique’s first performance since winning an Oscar comes via opening night film “Blackbird,” while the festival will also feature world premieres of “Secrets & Toys” directed by Quentin Lee (White Frog) and “You are Dead to Me” starring Harmony Santana (Gun Hill Road). Korean filmmaker Leesong Hee-il’s “White Night” will have its US Premiere. More info and full program HERE.
When: March 20-30
Where: London, England
Programming Highlights: The BFI London Gay & Lesbian Film Festival has announced their 2014 program, and a new name… BFI FLARE. The festival open with Hong Khaou’s “Lilting” (which was featured on /bent out of Sundance), and close with Sophie Hyde’s “52 Tuesdays,” which just won the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Also in the first FLARE: “Concussion,” “Test,” “Reaching For The Moon,” “Continental,” “Bridegroom” and “C.O.G.”