In addition to the films already announced (see this post for those titles) CineQ has announced its final programme of films, plus an official party and a specially commissioned event combining a must-see film and a unique dining experience.
Other films confirmed for this year's programme are:
- Double bill: TOP 3 + HAPPY ENDINGS, a Swedish romantic comedy followed by a specially curated 70 minute shorts collection of joyous, positive LGBTQIA+ films.
- A Q&A with director Graham Kolbeins alongside a screening of his revealing, sublime documentary QUEER JAPAN.
- GIRL AT MY DOOR, a tense South Korean lesbian thriller.
- The daring and movingly personal trans investigative documentary CALL HER GANDA.
The official Cine Q After Dark party takes place on Friday 27 March and features an incredible line-up of alternative queer talent from the soon-to-be-infamous QTIPOC lead Queef, activities and short film, it promises to be a party to remember.
On Saturday 28 March the specially commission event - CineQ x GU: Tongues Untied with Curated Dining Experience celebrates the life and work of American filmmaker, poet and gay activist Marlon T Riggs. CineQ and Grand Union have commissioned an Artist/Chef to create a dining experience that will accompany an intimate screening of one of Marlon's most seminal works, TONGUES UNTIED; a film that celebrates Black men loving Black men as a radical act.
Please note the CineQ x BFI NETWORK: Filmmaker Matchmaker on Thursday 26 March is now only taking waiting list names.
A very limited number of Festival Passes for £30 are still up for grabs, they will sell out so grab yours via the CineQ website.
CineQ: Watch Parties
These experimental digital events took place as a pilot in the lead up to last year's festival and will be returning for the 2020 edition. The aim of the Cine Q Watch Parties is to address the question of making films more social for those that are the most isolated in society.
CineQ's Director Rico Johnson-Sinclair explains, "some of our queer community are not isolated by choice but by circumstance. Sure, people can stream film, but watching a film alone is only more isolating. We decided that social media may hold the answers, so we created these watch parties."
For this year CineQ has curated some of the best short films available on the internet, along with a handful of submissions received. You will need to join the CineQ Watch Parties Facebook group to watch these films collectively with other queer cinephiles. The CineQ Watch Parties will take place from Monday 16 March, starting at 7pm.