LGBT-themed film festival to open next month.
Millennium Point’s regular programme of short films and animations, Digital Frontiers, is being taken over by SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts this November to bring Eastside visitors and residents a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-themed shorts.
Taking place from Monday 9th November until Sunday 22nd November on screens throughout the building, Millennium Point’s Digital Frontiers programme, which uses animation and technology to explore the world around us will be screening titles in conjunction with Birmingham LGBT’s SHOUT Festival for the first time.
There will be a series of five shorts, including Hand in Hand by animation director Lasse Persson which explores teamwork and acceptance; visual poem It Gets Better by Eli Guerron, which focuses on themes such as isolation, desolation, courage and endurance; and the science fiction film, Auroras created by Niles Heckman which tells the story of love and separation.
Films will also include Plugin by Sergio Di Bitetto, a film about a mechanical city in which every citizen plays a part in generating lights and Medieval by Sylviepouetpouet, a tale of castles, heroes, heroines, rescue and love.
Now in its seventh year, SHOUT Festival brings internationally acclaimed artists to Birmingham to promote, showcase and present the best in LGBT arts and queer culture throughout the city.
Neil Anderson, director of marketing, communications and events at Millennium Point and chair of SHOUT, said: “It is great that Millennium Point has been able to join SHOUT this year as one of its venue partners. It is the first time that Millennium Point has been part of SHOUT and we think that Digital Frontiers will provide a popular and accessible platform for the SHOUT programme and our work.
“This year we are delighted to also have a host of other new venue partners on board including Birmingham Open Media, Birmingham City University and other venues within Eastside to bring everyone an exciting range of newly commissioned work.”