The Palace International Film Festival, Bristol’s annual LGBTQIA+ cinematic event, takes place 8th – 12th September at Bricks in St Anne’s. The festival will be showcasing 100+ queer shorts, feature films, performances, workshops, virtual reality and a film archive exhibition – not to be missed!
The Palace International Film Festival is an LGBTQIA+ film festival experienced through multi-disciplinary performances, workshops and panels from local Bristol and international queer artists, occurring through 8th – 12th September at Bricks, Bristol.
In line with their tagline: ‘elevating experimentation and creating conversation’, PIFF aims to spotlight emerging talent and bring together LGBTQIA+ artists, communities and allies. PIFF celebrates the individual and collective identities that we share through the power of queer culture.
The 2021 programme invites Bristol to experience the pop-up outdoor cinema and indulge in the variety of queer cinema on offer through over 100 short and feature-length films; to revel in a night of chaos and dance with live DJs and performances at their club night; to dive into the immersive 3D world of queer virtual reality; and explore the PIFF virtual platform for those staying at home – all experienced alongside multi-sensory performances and workshops where inspiring conversations are created and ideas are shared.
To open the film festival, PIFF have partnered with Wig in a Box Promotions to present Drag Kids, accompanied by performances and a panel with the likes of Clare Lowe, Dis, Romeo de la Cruz and Jersey. The special feature presentations continue with a partnership with QTIBIPOC film collective Kiki Bristol who will present their chosen feature film, Pariah, accompanied by a selected Kiki panel.