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06 April 2017

Daisy Asquith’s Queerama to open Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest has today (Thursday 6 April) announced that the World Premiere of Queerama, directed by award-winning filmmaker Daisy Asquith (pictured) will open it’s 2017 edition.

To mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act, Queerama was created from the treasure trove of the BFI National Archive and  captures the relationships, desires, fears and expressions of gay men and women starting in 1919. Queerama’s producer Catryn Ramasut was a recent recipient of a BFI Vision Award to develop and expand her ambitious slate of productions. Queerama is produced with the support of BBC Storyville, Ffilm Cymru Wales and the BFI. The premiere will include a live performance from John Grant.

The Festival, which takes place from Friday 9 to Wednesday 14 June, will have a focus on resistance and change. WFTV Board member Liz McIntyre, who is CEO and Festival Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest said: “We’re stepping into the early scenes of a tragicomic new world story. This year at Doc/Fest we have our most urgent and loudest call to action to join the groundswell movements of Resistance & Change where we celebrate those who disobey and resist to shape the future global narrative.’’

Find out more about the programme here.

And don’t forget…

WFTV has a limited number of discounted passes to Sheffield Doc/Fest.