CineQ puts the focus on new stories, and QTIPOC (Queer Trans and Intersex People of Colour) perspectives, while introducing ‘New Queer Cinema’ a type of queer cinema often overlooked.

In 2019 CineQ will create a two-day festival to showcase some of the best underrepresented LGBTQ film both past and present.
But that’s not all. After the film festival, CineQ will specially curate a selection of queer films representative of the LGBTQ community with which to tour cinemas, film festivals and film societies in the region in order to grow the appetites of LGBTQ cinema lovers in the Midlands.

The opening film of the festival will be Rafiki, a film that highlights attitudes to LGBTQ people in East Africa. The film itself was banned for reportedly ‘promoting lesbianism’ in Kenya before they briefly lifted the ban to support the submission of the film to the Oscars.

The rest of the programme will be made available via social media and their website on the 22nd January 2019.

Occupying independent spaces and showing complex and engaging cinema, CineQ: Queer Film Festival will run from the 22nd -24th March 2019.

often the only place to view queer films are on streaming services, we want to change that by bringing Birmingham and the Midlands the kinds of films they love

Rico Johnson-Sinclair, CineQ Festival Director

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